These are the photos from the trip that I took B.G. (before goats). We had an early morning flight, and it was still dark when we left Oahu.
The last time I visited Maui was in 2006 and again it was with Leslie. We went there to take photos for some photo contest. This was before I started blogging so I had to dig into my archives (several boxes filled with CDs) so that I could find the photos and figure out what year it was that we went. I'll post those photos later if they're worthy.
The weather was perfect for me . . . nice and nippy.
It was pretty quiet at the airport.
Leslie treated me to a Strawberry Acai Refresher. It was super refreshing.
Our first stop was Sam Sato's for breakfast.
It had a very hometown feeling inside.
Leslie and I shared the popular Dry Noodles, a dish where the noodles and shiru are served separately, much like tsukemen-style ramen, where you dunk your noodles into the soup before you eat. The noodles were very al dente and the broth tasty, but I'm not sure if I would order this again.
We also tried the manju. They were 75 cents each and kinda tiny.
They have either azuki or lima filling. I shoulda bought some from here to bring home, but I thought that they were too small and I figured I'd find manju elsewhere to bring home. (I ended up being wrong about this, BTW.)
Next stop was Home Maid Bakery. Does anyone know why it says "1005" on the sign?
I didn't buy manju from here either because they looked exactly like the kind you can find at lots of stores on Oahu. I wanted something more "found only on Maui".
I was surprised that the bakery carried refrigerated meals to take out.
Our last stop before going to the goat dairy was Tasaka Guri Guri.
It was kinda a bad idea to go there because . . .
the guri guri was so ono . . . and it brought back memories of eating it when they had a branch in Moiliili . . . and now I'm gonna miss it again.