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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind


By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 3/3/2024
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Topics: #Photography #Travel #Hawaii #Maui
My travels on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at over 720 square miles and is the 17th-largest island in the United States. Maui is part of the State of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui County's four islands, which include Moloka'i, Lāna'i, and unpopulated Kaho'olawe. In 2010, Maui had a population of 144,444, third-highest of the Hawaiian Islands, behind that of O'ahu and Hawai'i Island. Kahului is the largest city on the island with a population of 26,337 as of 2010 and is the commercial and financial hub of the island. Other significant places include Kihei, Lahaina, Makawao, Pukalani, Paia, Kula, Haiku and Hana. And I've been to all of them, plus more!

Maui, 2009

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 2/27/2009
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Topics: #Maui #Hawaii #Camping
All about my first trip to Hawaii!

In 2009, my daughter, Karen, became a flight attendant for a small regional airline. Small as it was, though, it gave her flight benefits—not only for her, but for her parents, as well! That meant I would, finally, be able to see some of the places I'd longed to see…like Hawaii!

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With Jason In Maui, 2011

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/14/2011
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Topics: #Maui #Hawaii #Kahului #HanaCoast #Kipahulu #Travel
Jason and I take a trip to Maui, Hawaii.

When I was still in the hospital with necrotizing fasciitis, it became evident that my illness was taking its toll on Jason. Before I even came home, it was clear that somehow my illness had affected him. He was unable to sleep during the night and unable to stay awake during the day. He told me he was having trouble focusing on his tasks at work and couldn't hold a coherent conversation when he was with me. Clearly, something had to be done.

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With Keith In Maui, 2019

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 5/9/2019
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Topics: #Places #Hawaii #Maui
Keith and I take a trip to Maui, Hawaii.

Maui is the most romantic place I've ever been to. Not that I've had a lot of chance to be romantic there, as the first trip I made, I made solo; the second was with my boyfriend of the time (and foreshadowed the end of our relationship); the third was for my daughter's wedding. This time is different. It's for my dear husband Keith's birthday, and is doubling as our delayed honeymoon. And I have every intention of being romantic on it!

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Toddlers at Travaasa Hana Maui

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/18/2020
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Topics: #Hawaii #Maui #Hana #TravaasaHanaMaui
On my first full day as a resident, I stayed with Jenny at her resort.

My daughter, Jenny, came to Maui to visit her property but also for Spring Break (even toddlers get Spring Break!). She registered at the Travaasa Hana Maui, a lovely resort that is so Hawaiian the suites don't even have televisions!

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Toddlers, Dogs and a Sea Turtle at Baldwin Beach

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/21/2020
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Topics: #Hawaii #Maui #Paia #BaldwinBeach #Toddlers
The toddlers find joy in the midst of a pandemic.

On this day my daughter, Jenny, took me, her kids, and my dogs to Baldwin Beach in Pa'ia for a much-needed break.

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