We spent yesterday morning walking down Front Street which is the tourist spot for Lahaina. It was very quiet, unlike the evening when throngs of tourists crowd the sidewalk.
Our afternoon was spent at Maui Ocean Center. It doesn't come close to rivaling Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, but KC loved it!
KC loved the touching pool. She couldn't get enough of touching the sea urchins and starfishes.
Instead of eating at a "nicer" restaurant, Ed wanted to try the deep fried Spam musubi (riceball) at Da Kitchen in Lahaina with us. Deep fried?
I couldn't believe my son-in-law would forgo eating fancy cuisine for this. My cholesterol went up just watching him.
They ordered macaroni and cheese for KC and this is what they got. Can you believe they actually deep fried macaroni and cheese? Well... as unhealthy as it is, KC loved it.
Art, Ed and I had this teriyaki beef. I didn't think you could ruin teriyaki beef in Hawaii. Everybody knows how to make it. It was awful! It tasted like soy sauce cardboard! But they gave you a lot of it. When the waitress came by and asked how we liked it, I told her it was horrible. She brought over a bowl of sauce and I told her it made it barely edible.
She came back and said they felt badly that we didn't like it and offered us a consolation chocolate molten lava cake and ice cream. You know-- it actually made up for the terrible meal.
I guess chocolate can make up for almost anything.
We went to the Iao Needle State Park today.
We saw the 2250 foot Iao Needle. Its Hawaiian name is Kuka' emoku. It is supposed to be the phallic stone of Kanakoa, the Hawaiian god of the ocean.
Lunch was at Sam Sato's where the long line was daunting, but the saimin was worth it. KC ate every single noodle, much to the owner's delight.
I forgot to mention that on our first night at the Lahaina Shores Beach Resort, we took part in an Expedia raffle. We could not believe it when our number came up and we won a $72.00 ticket to see the Ulalena Hawaiian show. We did have to buy a second ticket and look forward to seeing it this evening.
Well... gotta go!