and gee whiz, I'm tired. We had a long flight on the way to Oahu, but on the return trip from Maui, it seemed a lot longer! We had a great time in Hawaii, Maui especially, and we hope to return some day, but for now we're glad to be home. I, for one, am excited to get home and start using some of my new kitchen gadgets!
A short culinary review of our trip:
--skip the Mai Tais at the Hyatt Regency luau (in Maui). I doubt the existence of alcohol in them.
--Kimo's on Front Street in Lahaina made the best shrimp I've ever had. Their Mai Tais are also quite good. (Also on Maui)
--Penne Pasta on Dickenson, just off Front Street, has really good pasta and is CHEAP! Great food and awesome prices, especially for lunch.
--Mahi Mahi is really popular among tourists, but few places can do it well. The fishy taste can be offset in preparation, but not everyone does a good job of getting rid of the taste.
--The teryaki steak at the Hilton in Honolulu wasn't great. Tough and chewy. Their coconut cake, however, is excellent.