Well we made it. After leaving New York a few weeks ago John and I did a small amount of visiting folks before we arrived on Maui. John went to Upstate New York and I went to Indiana and San Francisco. John had never been to California before so we met up in Los Angeles and stayed there 2 days. In all it took us 18 days to get to our new home.
THE WEST MAUI MOUTAINS. This is the first time we have seen the entire mountain like this without being covered in clouds.
We arrived on Tuesday the 13th and and it rained most of the day. We went shopping right away to get an inflatable mattress, plates, cups, food and cleaning supplies. We got 2 great baby blue plastic Adirondack chairs at K-mart... Very Philippe Starck. Got to the house and walked the grounds to discover we had papaya ready to eat as well as several baby pineapple that will be ready by the end of summer I hope. Cherry tomato's and lots of eggplant. Too bad I don't like eggplant. We can't wait to plant the garden and have fresh food!
PAPAYA READY TO EAT
PINEAPPLE IN THE MAKING
JOHN GATHERING TOMATO'S
Wednesday we woke up and made coffee and sat outside. Our neighbors came over with flowers and fresh bananas. They are really cool folks with 3 kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats. The 4 leggers come to say hi quite a bit which is cute. We went shopping again and it rained a lot. Stopped to wqatch a few whales breech in the waters on the north shore. It had stopped raing late in the afternoon and we had a beautiful sunset.
A VIEW TO WAIPIO BAY AT THE DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE. Our neighbors told us that whale and dolphin can be seen frolicking in the bay.
A VIEW OF HALEAKALA CRATER FROM THE FRONT YARD
ANOTHER VIEW OF HALEAKALA AT SUNSET FROM THE GARDEN
Thursday the container with all of our stuff arrived right on schedule. It was amazing that it was all strapped in and in place just as we had left it in New York. A few boxes shifted and we cannot tell if there is any real damgage to things in the boxes yet, but all in all it looks good. We also got our internet service up and running today which was shockingly easy. We picked up this wireless modem that you plug into the wall and that's it. It gets it's signal from a satellite. YAY!!! We decided not to put up a mailbox, so we stopped into the post office and got a PO Box. TaDah! Done!
THE CONTAINER ARRIVES EXACTLY ON SCHEDULE
AND THE UNPACKING BEGINS. It's nice to have our things with us.
What else can I tell you? The sound of the rain here is rather soothing and the smell of the air is so clean. At night it is so dark out you cannot even see your hand in front of your face, but you can see every single star in the sky... I mean every one! The sky looks like black velvet with silver glitter. At times we can here the surf in Waipio Bay just behind the house. The bird sounds are a constant symphony. The garden and grounds are beautiful and the house is really cute. We do have some work to do on the house, but are going to make changes later.
Ok. I think that is all I can tell you for now. Besides that's too much reading anyway.