By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 7/23/2019
Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics/Keywords: #Hawaii #Maui #Travel Page Views: 144
Hiking and eating, Hawaiian-style.
Activity Day 6
Starting Point Camp Olowalu
Via Iao Valley
Via Queen Ka'ahumanu Center
Via Camp Olowalu
Via Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort
Ending Point Camp Olowalu
Miles Covered 60.9

Today's itinerary included a hike to an historical Hawaiian battle site; lunch at a mall devoted to a Hawaiian queen; a float in the ocean that nearly ended in disaster, and a luau.

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Iao Valley Hike

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #IaoValley #Maui #Travel Page Views: 136
Pictures of our hike through this misty, historical and geological site.

The very first time I visited Maui, I spotted Iao Valley from the airport. You simply can't miss it; it doesn't look like any other place you've ever seen. I didn't get to go there on that trip—there wasn't time—but I've managed to fit it in on at least two subsequent visits. On this trip, I was certain to allow enough time.

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Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #Maui #QueenKa'ahumanuCenter #Travel Page Views: 137
A few shots of the very different mall experience on Maui.

After our mountain hike, Keith and I had worked up pretty effective appetites. So we drove "into town" (Kalahui) to have lunch and visit Maui's biggest shopping mall, a beautiful structure that blends outdoors and indoors in unexpected ways.

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Floating One's Keys Away

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #LostKeys #Maui #Travel Page Views: 139
Relaxation to panic in 50 minutes.

Have you ever gone swimming, forgetting you'd left your keys in your bathing suit pocket? Okay, have you ever done that in the ocean?

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Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #Luau #Maui #Travel Page Views: 135
Food, glorious food. And music.

In ancient Hawai'i, men and women ate their meals separately; also women and the rest of society were not allowed to eat foods that were not common or foods that were only served during special occasions. However, in 1819, King Kamehameha II removed all the religious laws that were practiced. King Kamehameha II performed a symbolic act by eating with the women, thus ending the Hawaiian religious taboos. This is when the luau parties were first created. A luau is a feast, usually served with traditional dishes such as kalua pig and poi, and generally with entertainment. Modern, commercial luaus compete with each other over the quality of the entertainment, since they all serve the same traditional dishes. The Myths of Maui entertainment was good, if somewhat Disneyfied.

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