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Changing A Tire…Twice

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/16/2020
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Sometimes you have to let loose your inner garage mechanic.

One of the tires on the Honda has been experiencing a slow leak. Well, not that slow; it's been losing about 10 pounds a day. And it hasn't even been dieting.

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A Trip to Lahaina

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/13/2020
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Beautiful scenery as one drives from East to West Maui.

Today was a Doordash day, and I've been having the best luck in Lahaina. It's a long, two-and-a-half hour drive each way, but it is beautiful!

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Cows and their Egrets

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/10/2020
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Cows everywhere are accompanied by their friends, the tick-pickers.

The first time I noticed egrets accompanying cows, I was in my late teens and was driving in Florida with my friend, Marianne Pye, when we passed a herd of cows, upon which were riding these white birds that occasionally leaned over and ate something fromthe cow's back.

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Rainbows

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/8/2020
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The Rainbow State lives up to its claim.

Hawaii is known as the Rainbow State (because that's what Hawaii told everyone to call it), mostly because the frequent light showers mean there could be a rainbow visible anywhere, at any time. And today, during our visit to the other side, did not disappoint.

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Back Way In

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/3/2020
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Hana Highway was blocked. We had to use an alternative.

Today we had to make special run into Kahului to pick up prescriptions, but shortly after leaving our property we encountered people warning that a tree was down, the road was blocked, and it could be hours before it cleared. So we took the "back way", past Hana and up through Ulapalakula (where we had lunch).

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Another Supply Run

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/1/2020
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Every time is the same, and different.

What with weekly supply runs into Kahului, plus my Doordashing (usually in Lahaina), the trip down curvy Hana Highway would get boring. Well, the curves are the same but the position of the sun and degrees of cloudiness make every trip unique. Here are the best photos from today, sunrise to sunset, mostly without comment.

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Mouse Problems

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/29/2020
Topics: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 159
And it isn't what you think. Well, it is, but also something else.

oday, Keith and the dogs and I made another supply run into Kahului. The trip itself was uneventful, so much so that I didn't even bother taking any photos until, on the way home, the light was hitting Haleakala just right. What we didn't realize was that, while we were away, the mice would play…

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Cooling Off at Koki

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/28/2020
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When it gets hot, the hot get to the beach.

In these final days of August, it has gotten as warm as we've seen it at our end of Maui. It's not really hot by comparison to the plus-100 temperatures we'd gotten used to in Arizona; but it's humid and our cabin has no air conditioning. So, when it's hot and not actually raining (and, sometimes when it is!), we run out to Koki Beach where we can splash and keep cool until the afternoon sun sinks and things get a little more comfortable.

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Invasion of the Banana Smashers

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/26/2020
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In which we learn that plastic ties aren't the equal of a thousand-pound bovine.

As you may recall, my grandson, Zach, fenced off a section adjacent to his ZachShack for the baby babana trees we transplanted a couple weeks ago. Zach returned to Arizona for a month, asking us to keep an eye on his banana garden. Well, the cows that graze our property apparently had their eye on it, too.

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Here Comes The Sun

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/22/2020
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We create an additional solar panel array.

We've been slaves to an electric generator for far too long. Time to cut that cord! —Oops, that's not what I meant.

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