A Journal, with Pictures

Hawaii 2013

by on Mar.10, 2013, under Happenings

On the occa­sion of the NCR CPC on the island of Maui Joyce and I decid­ed to arrive ear­ly and spend time at the oth­er end of the island. We left Savan­nah on Fri­day, Feb. 22nd. at 7:00 AM and arrived in Maui at 4:00 local time. We checked into the Ritz-Carl­ton Kapalua after an hour dri­ve from the air­port and much to our sur­prise ran into our old friends Lynne and Lou Earl. We arranged to have lunch the next day since they were leav­ing Sun­day. The Ritz is a great prop­er­ty and per­fect to relax and enjoy the Hawai­ian ambiance.

View from our roomLou and Lynne Earl


We did some explor­ing vis­it­ing Lahaina, the old whal­ing port, which now is a cruise ship and tourist stop.

LahainaLanai from LahainaWo Hing temple Lahaina


Mon­day we played golf and the Bay course at Kapalua, with a cou­ple from Michi­gan who were very nice. We learned that Hawaii is bet­ter than Michi­gan in Feb­ru­ary. The Bay course is right next to the Ritz, with lots of ocean views and ele­va­tion changes. Did I men­tion wind, oh yes, Kapalua can be windy and it was when we played.

Kapalua Bay Course


We decid­ed to trav­el to the wind­ward side of the island to have lunch at Mama’s Fish house. This took us by the air­port that is in the val­ley between the two peaks of Maui and fun­nels the trade winds. We noticed when we land­ed it was blow­ing and learned that this was nor­mal. Mama’s Fish House is just past the lit­tle town of Pa’Ia and turned out to be worth the dri­ve. We even had one of those drinks with the lit­tle umbrel­la on top. It turned out to be a great spot and we enjoyed the vis­it. In the after­noon it was more time by the pool.

Mama's Fish House MauiBeach at Mama's Fish HouseTropical drink at Mama's



The next day we played the Plan­ta­tion course, which is just above the Ritz. The Plan­ta­tion is where they play the PGA tour­na­ment on Maui, which was sus­pend­ed for a day because of high winds this year. It was­n’t that bad when we played it, but it was blow­ing enough to make it inter­est­ing and very beautiful.

Plantation course looking toward Molokai


We hung out at the Ritz and then on Fri­day March First we trav­eled to the Gold Course at Wailea to play golf with Elton White and Joe Stephan who had arrived ear­ly for CPC. It was a fun round of golf and we had a chance to catch up with old friends.

Beach at Ritz KapaluaGolf with Elton and Joe


To cel­e­brate Joyce’s birth­day we met the Fleets, Stephans and Whites for din­ner at the Water­front restau­rant in Ma’alaea about forty minute from Kapalua. It was a jol­ly birth­day party.

Joyce's Birthday Party


Sat­ur­day morn­ing we checked out of the Ritz and head­ed for Wailea to attend the NCR CPC. It was a great week and we were excit­ed to see old friends and spend time at the oth­er end of the island.



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