Maui — Three Month Update

We live on the South Shore in Kihei
Hula dancers at the Plantation Days Festival
Abbey visits Aloha Kihei CrossFit
Hiking the Keonehe’ehe’e Trail
Trash gathered along the Piilani Highway in Kihei
Feral chicken on Maui
Maui Gold Plantation in Hali’maile
Viral pineapple post on Reddit
  • Many people were surprised at how pineapples grow. Most thought they grew in trees like coconuts.
  • Lots of folks made SpongeBob SquarePants references since SpongeBob lived in a pineapple house.
  • Quite a number of comments referred to a music video entitled ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’. I’d never heard of this, but the video has a few hundred millions views on YouTube.
  • Scarily, there were plenty of people that wondered how it might feel to run through or fall into the field full of jagged edges.
  • Lastly, a few folks raised issues related to monoculture farming and the exploitation of Hawaii by companies like Dole.
Newlyweds on Maalaea Bay



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Trey Whitaker

Former blogger, CrossFit gym owner, corporate manager, paratrooper, marathoner, youth sports coach and jujitsu black belt. Now happily retired in Maui.