April 1 1980 - Moving to Maui
Today is the 29th anniversary of our move to Maui. It seems like a long time ago, yet only a few years. What a long fun trip it's been.
Back then we were so young and foolish, and impulsive. We just left everything behind back in Vancouver, Canada and took the plunge. I think we had about $9,000. in cash and a whole lot of good intentions to get us started. Maybe we were fooling ourselves?
We rented a cottage upcountry off Kauhikoa Road, a cute little place. Paid the first and last month's rent and unpacked our bags. Life in Haiku Maui was going to be great! We bought a brand new dirt bike for wheels and we were all set to begin a new life.
Well that first month in Haiku it rained every evening. We'd be gone all day and come home in the rain, getting soaking wet on the bike. OK this isn't working, we thought, let's move to Kihei where it's always sunny! So we gave our notice and moved out after only 2 months.
Kihei was fun for a few more months. The Kihei beaches are great, and so many of them. The days were sunny and the nights were warm, and the air was scented with plumeria. We could walk to Foodland and get ice cream at night. It was kind of romantic. It was also so friggin hot and dusty that it got old fast. Time for a new plan.
To make a long story short, we ended up on the north shore, in Kuau, just on the edge of Paia. Ah, the north shore... big waves, tradewinds, friendly people, and the natural beauty of Maui all around. This was home. This is home. We still love Maui's north shore and have settled right in.
That was 29 years ago! Where does the time go? We had our ups and downs in those first years and I won't say it's all been easy because it wasn't. But we made a lot of good friends and have some incredible stories to tell. I hope the next 29 years will be just as exciting. ( I hope I'm still alive then! )
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