I love how cultural activities are a normal part of life here on Maui.
As I was walking into the movie theater today, I noticed that Te Tiare Patitifa halau was dancing at ground level and the entire audience was doing the hula on the stage. Isn't that how it is supposed to be?
While friends on the mainland are about to begin refusing offers of bags of zucchini, tomotaoes and other garden produce, we are currently overwhelmed by bananas and mangoes form our yard. Fortunately, this is the final bunch of bananas for a while, mangoes are just beginning to come ripe, and starfruit are not far behind. Not that I'm complaining...
There's a new non-waterslide waterslide that I discovered on my walk this morning. It is a bubble suspended within a bubble and gives a big splashing ride using only a few gallons of water as the inside spins by at fifteen miles per hour. I'll let you know how it is once I get a chance to try it out.
It started out with thirty-plus Spinner Dolphins and my husband, and ended with us at an epically awesome movie called "This is the End". And there was lots of fun and interesting stuff inbetween. I decided to not spend my special day sitting in front of a computer, so I only took the time to process these three photographs. The rest will have to wait until tomorrow.
The excitement is building - and you can experience a part of it now.
Don't lose out, buy your tickets today for the Maui Film Festival which begins in exactly one week. You can do it online at: http://www.mauifilmfestival.com/
or from one of these beautiful ladies in the courtyard at the Shops at Wailea.
The scariest part of last night's photo shoot on the top of the volcano was driving the dangerous narrow road without headlights. Fortunately, because it was pitch black night, I could not see what was over the edge of the cliff to my left. On the other hand when it came time to park off the road, I wasn't absolutely positive the place I was pulling off was an actual place.
A good friend has a set which has internal light bulbs and they glow in the dark. The blue and red are actually a bit trippy and mess with the brain, but the game was a blast. You can see the balls at the bottom of the photo above.
Then this morning I got to walk the dogs with other good friends. What a treat.
Finally, a dip in the ocean was a perfect way to end my morning.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com