So, on Tuesday morning we relaxed, took naps, laid by the pool for only 1 hour turning every few minutes. Still we burned and haven’t been able to lay out to tan again. The sun is way more intense here. I look at some of the women here who are so brown. When I look closer they also more wrinkled and the skin is more weathered. I think I’ll stay pale.
I kept seeing a brochure for a theatrical presentation about the history of Hawaii and how people came to Hawaii in the first place. I talked Stan into going to it on Tuesday night. It is called Ulalena which is Hawaiian for “hopeful and cleansing wind” . http://www.ulalena.com It tells the mythology of how Hawaii’s mountains, volcanoes, oceans, and people came; then how people from other nations started coming to Hawaii because of the sugar cane fields and the need for workers, and finally the rise and fall of the Hawaiian Monarchy.
The sound effects were very realistic of wind, thunder, and storms. The singers had beautiful voices and actors/dancers were very professional. The lights and effects were wonderfully well done. The only problem was the words were Hawaiian so we had to go by body language to understand what was happening. There was a program that gave some information about each scene. We got it when we bought the tickets and then left it at the condo. But when we got home, we read it and understood more of what happened.
After the show we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise. We walked up and they took us to a seat by an open air window with a wonderful cool breeze blowing through. This restaurant was started by a couple of women who came to Maui from Southern California. They took a chance on starting a burger shop and were wildly successful. The restaurant is right next to the water in a central location. And, their food is really good. Stan had a cheeseburger (of course). I had an ahi tuna salad.
Cheeseburger in Paradise also has a great, inexpensive breakfast of 2 eggs, hashbrowns, toast, and coffee for $5.99 that we have enjoyed a couple of times also.