and the good times did roll as we took the show to the islands last week for some stone cold kickin' it on maui.
lots of mellow beach time supplemented by a blowout bash in lahaina for halloween. all hallow's eve transforms the typically laid back island into a soiree known as "the mardi gras of the pacific" with over 10,000 people gettin' jiggy with it along the main drag on front street.
the event starts out as a nice family affair featuring a kids parade straight down the middle of town. all sorts of stages line the streets and a variety of live music fills the air.
once darkness falls, the families disperse and the dark arts take hold. lots of good action here as a solid mixture of locals and tourists get familiar with one another.
must say that this year seemed a little more toned down than a few years back... but maybe that was just the view from the reflecting pool.
we stationed ourselves down in kihei at a sweet condo right acorss from the wailea golf course. killer view of the ocean from the deck, 5 minute walk to the beach, beautiful swimming pool on the property. no doubt about it, good living all around.
managed to catch a week straight of beautiful weather and fun, chest high surf. daily routine took us up the coast toward lahaina where we stationed ourselves at a statepark that had a steady reef break and a nice tide pool for the kids to frolic in.
all sorts of superheroes getting their surf on:
totally nice to break away from the mainland grind and immerse ourselves with suntans, high tides, and lava flows.
of course, re-entry from such a bojourn is always tough, but having a full charge on the batteries feels good.
and brining back some of that aloha spirit makes the day-to-day seem so much lighter...