Wednesday, July 04, 2007

4th of July in the 50th State

Apart from a little shopping and a couple of restaurants in the nearby town, we really didn't leave the resort very much during our stay on Maui. But we did have one major excursion when we celebrated Independence Day at the Old Lahaina Luau.

We celebrated Independence Day Hawaiian style. (07/04/07)
We celebrated Independence Day Hawaiian style. (07/04/07)

Lahaina, an old whaling town dating back to the 1820s, is pretty touristy nowadays. But we went there because several of the locals we spoke to said the luau there is one of the best on the islands.

Tim and Steve about to enjoy the Old Lahaina Luau. (07/04/07)
Tim and Steve about to enjoy the Old Lahaina Luau. (07/04/07)

As promised, it indeed was one of the best luaus we've been to (the ahi poke was phenomenal and they even had octopus poke, which wasn't bad). The open bar was also top notch. The only problem is when you've been to so many of them (this was our fourth) that they start blending together.

The hula show. (07/04/07)
The hula show. (07/04/07)

As is typical at these things, they closed the show with hula dancing, which is always interesting. I'm glad we went, although we probably don't need to attend a luau again for several years.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Thank gawd they had strong and plentiful drinks because otherwise this event would have been pretty boring. Maybe I'm just burned out on Luau's...