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Second Molokai Trip of 2019

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by slip, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. slip

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    I wasn’t clear on the catch of the day. I was more referring to Hiro’s and Paddlers Inn. Maka’s and Ono Fish and Shrimp would be cheaper like Taffy19 said.

    I’ll have to take out the garbage tonight so I walk down and check if I can see the lights then. It’s cloudy but I can still see Maui so it may work. Otherwise like you said I have a few days left.

    Maka’s does take cards. I have a hard time remembering who does and who doesn’t it it seems like most do. But there are definitely some that don’t like the CookHouse.

    We did open a Bank of Hawaii account since we bought the condo. Our rental income is direct deposited in there. It’s nice because we can transfer money from our Wisconsin Credit Union to that account for free. It makes it a free and easy to grab cash when needed.
     
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    We were at two places where they normally take credit cards but the cc machines were broken.

    We paid cash here because we had to both pay the bill to have enough. The other one was at a little store but I don’t remember the name anymore.
     
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    I haven’t had that happen yet but we have been a few places where things weren’t available because they didn’t come over on the barge. :)
     
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    What would you do without barges? You couldn’t live so far away from the mainland.

    If you order smaller items from Amazon or other stores how do they ship it to you? Do you have FedEx service?
     
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    Yes, UPS and FedEx and not just for small items. We ordered our Lanai furniture from Amazon and they delivered it free with Prime. It took ten days, not bad. Sounds like Sam’s Club on Maui ships free too, plus Costco. Just takes more planning.

    Makani Kai, the small airline that we took on this trip is starting a service. You go online and choose from the available restaurants on Oahu and Maui. You place your order and the food will be taken to the airport. Then Makani Kai will fly it over on the next flight. Then you just pick it up at the airport. Makani Kai is doing it for free but there is a charge to get it delivered from the restaurant to the airport. We’ll see how that goes over. :)

    I was able to get a video of the lights tonight. It’s not as good as I had hoped but you should be able to see it. I had to figure out how to put the camera in night mode but I got it. The lights didn’t show until I zoomed it about three quarters. I have to download it before I can put the link on here.:thumbup:
     
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    Here’s the night video showing the lights of Maui from WaveCrest. Not as good as I hoped but you’ll get the idea. These lights are visible with the naked eye. I put my camcorder on night mode and it didn’t pick them up until I was at about three quarters zoom.

    I mentioned that I was going to pan over to show Lanai but there is no lights over there. Then I was thinking that on Maui they might not see much over here in Molokai. I think I did look while I was at Kihei and I don’t remember seeing anything.:)

     
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    Do most of the restaurants you mentioned a few posts ago take credit cards, or are they cash only?
     
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    You should be able to see them with your naked eye even if it is not a very clear night.

    I wonder what the very bright light is on the right and the one on the left may be a cruise ship in the Lahaina harbor because it is further away from the shoreline?

    I never saw any lights on Molokai from the Maui Ocean Club but you may see them from the Westin Resorts?

    We are often here when the moon is full and I have seen the Island of Lanai visible at night from our Lanai and the reflection of the moon on the ocean too. These are the memories that you will never forget.
     
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    Yes, we can see the lights with our naked eye easily. My battery went out on my wireless mic so the sound cut out after a little bit. I may try again tonight.

    I was wondering what that bright light was too? I can see a lot of the lights right from my lanai. :thumbup:

    It was hard to pickup what I could see with my eyes and try to get that on the camera.
     
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    Yes, I’ll go through a few.

    Takes credit Cards

    Maka’s Corner
    Sundown Deli
    Hiro’s
    Paddlers Inn
    Molokai Burger
    Ono Fish and Shrimp
    Dave’s Hawaiian Ice Cream


    Don’t take Cards

    Molokai Pizza
    The Cookhouse
    Goods and Grindz
     
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    My wife is having her bowl of Saimin with Shrimp Dumplings from Maka’s Corner for breakfast this morning. I’m having a piece of my Molokai Hot Bread with Guava and cream cheese.

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    I have a friend coming back to the Lanai every day for some Molokai Bread. :)

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    Gorgeous day to hang around by the Pool/Cabana. I got my lapse in the pool done so now I can relax.

    I realtor brought by a couple looking at a unit here. I let them in the pool area and the guy had a lot of questions for me. I talked to the couple after the realtor had left too. They are going to come back in the evening too. I should get a commission on this one. :)

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    "Common Mynah." :)

    Dave
     
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    I knew you’d know. :)
     
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    It’s pictures like this that really reaffirm how beautiful nature is. It’s so nice to just sit outside and watch all the wonderful things going on around you.


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    They're first cousins to the Indian Mynahs pet stores used to sell. The shiny black ones. Common Mynahs have dull feathers, but the same capacity for speech. They make a zillion sounds, and are kind of interesting to watch. They are everywhere in Hawaii.

    Dave
     
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    While staying at Nipili some years ago, one night I stared across the water at Molokai to see if I could see any lights. I was able to spot two lonely sets of headlights that would appear and disappear as the cars went around bends in the road. That was all I could see!

    BTW, I've been really enjoying your posts and videos, slip.
     
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    Thank You, I enjoy posting. I do some posts on a blog on my website too. I had someone contact me today and rented the whole month of February 2020. :thumbup:
    And he’s from Green Bay Wisconsin. :)

    Yep, that’s what I remember about looking over to Molokai.
     
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    Starting off with a Li Hing Mui Margarita and a Hawaii Sunset at Hiro’s.

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    Poor slip....roughing it in Molokai.... Working 4 more years huh? Yep. I see the house in WI sold along with the other belongings to acquire $$$ to last you until you can get that 401k.


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    Well there’s always my wife’s 401k, she can touch hers without penalty........:)
     
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    There you go...you can be a kept man.


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    Small price to pay to be a beach bum calling your buddies in WI in the dead of winter telling them the current temperature in Molokai....


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    Heck, they are already tired of that. :)

    In reality the issue is with healthcare. Paying for that until Medicare will be tough.
     
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