Jan 062017
 
Just Remember This...

If the sun sets behind the clouds, it’s all good.  If the sun sets in front of the clouds, we are in deep trouble. Saw a couple whales out there whilst photoing the sunset but they were too far off to catch with the camera.  I’ll get some shots eventually. Capt. Fritter

Off the Grid, Hawaiian Style – It’s Fun To Look…

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Dec 062016
 
Off the Grid, Hawaiian Style - It's Fun To Look...

And dream a little now and then.  You never know what dreams may come true. One minute you could be stuck in a foggy, cold, grey, dreary ass town in the middle of the shittiest shithole state in the union, next minute you are sitting on the beach in Maui.  So dreams are good.  Let’s […]

Dec 022016
 

In the previous post about Living Off The Grid, Hawaiian Style, I talked at length about the unaffordability of mainstream housing in the islands, at least when it comes to buying something.  Which leaves renting or going with something off the grid and/or tiny.  When one goes off the grid to live, there are three […]

Nov 242016
 

And if anyone tries to throw a guilt trip on you for enjoying so much good food, whack ’em upside the head with a drumstick.  The only thing you should feel guilty about is body slamming Gramma to get at the last slice of pie.  But then again, she should not have gotten between you […]

Nov 052016
 
Sandals, Slippers, & Flip Flops...

Very few people here in Hawaii wear what would be considered regular footwear.  Shoes, boots, and the like.  Some do, out of necessity for work or other activities, but by far, the majority out here wear open style footwear, namely, as the title suggests, sandals, slippers, and flip flops. When I arrived here I had […]

Oct 282016
 
Every Day...

It’s coming up on two months since I came to Maui and settled into the little town of Kihei.  It’s been one of the bestest places I have ever been and one major reason is the weather. On the second day I was here, it rained.  Not much, just a short shower or two.  The […]

Oct 262016
 

Key West.  This week is the infamous party which nobody is allowed to mention by name on a blog, post, in social media, or mixed company, because the owners of said party don’t understand how to internet.  But no matter, it’s going on now and Duval is rocking away.  Here is a link to the […]

Oct 242016
 
The Mysterious Maui Jeeps...

I’ve notice something rather odd lately.  Everywhere I go on Maui I see jeeps.  Lots of jeeps.  But not just regular everyday jeeps.  Most of these said jeeps are late model 4 door Wranglers in white with black tops.  They are all over the place.  One day I must have counted 3 dozen.  Just driving […]

Sep 302016
 
Best September Ever...

Have you ever spent a long time trying to make an important decision?  Something which would have long term effects on your life?  A decision which may be risky if you decide wrong?  It could cost you a lot of money, time, and have severe consequences if you have errored in your judgement?  And when […]

Sep 262016
 
In Answer To Your Question...

I know what you have wondering about.  It’s been bothering you ever since I came to Hawaii.  And happily, the answer is yes…yes there is. Maui Pie does have Key Lime Pie.  It doesn’t exactly get top billing but they do have it.  According to the girls behind the counter, they even import Key Limes […]

Sep 252016
 
Fourth Friday...

It’s apparently a tradition here on the island.  Every fourth Friday of the month there is a little festival of sorts in some of the different villages all over Maui.  There is one here in Kihei and it happened this past Friday. It’s pretty simple actually.  They close off the parking lot of a local […]

Sep 182016
 
Spam...

No, not the email kind.  A different Spam.  The original.  As Linda mentioned in a recent comment, they love this stuff out here. Um, no.  Just no. Capt. Fritter

Sep 172016
 

As I sat in my evil lair and began my cunning plans for an island invasion, I needed to decide which island would be the lucky one to enjoy my visit.  In the Hawaiian chain there are basically 5 islands where one can realistically settle in, at least someone of my age and on my […]

Sep 162016
 
Two Things To Get Used Too...

I can adapt to most any situation but out here in the middle of the Pacific there are two minor things I will have some trouble adjusting too. First off is the time change.  I have spent virtually my entire life in the Eastern Time Zone.  My body clock is geared towards the east coast, […]

Sep 132016
 
Aloha From Maui...

Yes, I am just as surprised as you are.  To semi quote a famous old rock band, “What a long strange trip it has been.”  But here I am, at the other end of the world, sitting on an island thousands of miles from the mainland, and enjoying every minute of it. “So, what happened.”, […]