We went to Maui in 1993 and stayed at the Paki Maui, our first and only time to that island. We both used small Olympus 35mm film cameras from which the pictures were developed and printed at a drugstore and all we have are the 4×6 prints which aren’t very sharp. While Marcia was cleaning out the last of our older prints I decided to scan a few of the prints to see what I could recover as digital images. We had a large number of prints but I only scanned some to get a flavor of the trip.
Maui was mainly a crowded tourist destination and we don’t like crowds so we avoided most of the crowded tourist spots. To do that, we rented a small 4WD vehicle and drove where we weren’t supposed to go by circling the island. As you can see in the pictures we succeeded to avoid the crowded areas.
We also took a helicopter ride over and around parts of Moloka’i Island. That is where we made the pictures of the waterfalls, etc. We also drove up to the Haleakala Crater where at an elevation of over 10,000 feet it was windy and cold. If you haven’t experienced it, open a can of coke and drink it at that elevation. I know, the things I remember. We also walked out of the tourist area into the Iao Valley where we crossed paths with a few girls from Russia hiking.
We did venture into Lahaina to dine and walk around once. It was there that we first experienced eating in a building with windows with no glass or screens and competing with the birds flying around.
Maui has changed a lot since then … at least from what I can find about visiting there on the web. I’m glad we went when we did.