Maui Vacation…Day 1

Posted: March 24, 2008 by Nathan Kam in Family & Friends, Hawaiian Islands, Maui, Maui, Travel
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The Kam family flew to Maui on Friday morning to spend time with Maui Grandma (Kelly’s mom) and to give Ensen a taste of the Valley Isle. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and spend some time relaxing on Maui over the long weekend. During our three days there, we did quite a bit. Here’s what happened on Day 1.

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At 6:30 a.m., we’re ready to go to the airport to catch our Hawaiian Airlines flight at 8 a.m. Ensen looked handsome as usual, posing with Aunty Kim before heading out the door. He enjoyed the plane ride to Maui, sleeping most of the way there.

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Maui Grandma picked us up at Kahului Airport and we head straight to IHOP for breakfast. At 9-months-old, Ensen is now able to sit in a high chair and partake in breakfast with the family. He also wasted no time making friends with other babies as they screamed and shouted across the restaurant.

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Following breakfast, we made a quick stop at Tropix surf shop to pick up some Maui Built gear, then headed to Walmart to pick up some essentials for Ensen. Then it was off to Queen Kaahumanu Center to kill some time shopping and browsing around the shops. I forgot how nice this mall was. After a couple hours, it was time for a sweet treat and lunch. We found ourselves at Maui Mall for guri guri ice cream at Tasaka’s. Four scoops of strawberry and pineapple for everyone. YUMMY! Before leaving the mall, we made a quick lunch stop at Genki Sushi before heading to Maui Grandma’s house in Pukalani. The photo of Ensen above was taken on the way. Needless to say, the big smile on his face was proof enough he was enjoying his first day on Maui.

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We recharged our batteries with a little nap at Maui Grandma’s house and freshened up for dinner. We headed back to town to meet up with Kelly’s aunties and uncles for a nice meal at Dragon Dragon Chinese restaurant. Sorry, no photos from this part of the trip…we were so hungry by the time we got there. To cap off the first day, we ended up at Aunty Vicky’s house for coffee and dessert. Even though it was late, Ensen played well into the night. That’s him with Uncle Frank above playing with his new toys that Aunty Vicky gave have him for Easter. Before calling it a night, he managed to terrorize everyone’s feet as he crawled under the table and through the chairs.

All in all, a very busy and enjoyable first day on Maui! Be sure to come back and find out what day two and three has in store. Here’s a hint, more eating, dancing, and the Maui Ocean Center.

-NGK

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