Hawaii with Elane

IMG_3560RI just got home after two wonderful weeks in Hawaii.  Vince and I stayed the first week and listened to the timeshare “blah blah,” and took quite a few side trips with a friend of ours.

Driving south on Maui Highway 30.
Driving south on Maui Highway 30.

But Vince only likes to be away from home for a little bit, so the second week my friend Elane joined me.

I still really do have hair.  The pre-hurricane wind blew hard!
I still really do have hair. The pre-hurricane wind blew hard!

She is amazing at any age, but she nears 80 with grace and enthusiasm.

NY high school theatre-arts classes still in effect!  :)
NY high school theatre-arts classes still in effect! 🙂

Sadly, no theatre classes in my past.  I was way too shy!  🙂

Everyone looks better at the beach!  :)
Everyone looks better at the beach! 🙂

Here is a link to the book I made her.

Click here to view.

I hope you enjoy it as well.

Mama’s Fish House

Once in a lifetime you should save your pennies and head to Mama’s Fish House.  OK make that save your $20.00 bills.  To a mainlander it’s almost indescribable. Click to make reservations which you may need.

Who takes a phone call in a place like this?

We had just gotten off the airplane in Maui, got stuck in the Costco parking lot, and headed directly to Mama’s.  The weather was picture perfect.  It felt just as amazing as it looks here.

From our seats in the restaurant.

There aren’t really any bad seats in this ten star restaurant.  Our table was not right up by the so-called windows.  The windows are there, but they are fully opened.  And yes, the water really is that turquoise.  It’s not that color almost anywhere else – even at our resort!

The menu changes, but is always amazing.

Ordinarily ginger, lobster, and fungi rate about the same to my taste buds, but this chilled asparagus soup, with a hint of ginger, won them over. (Look in the little cup – I already ate it!)  We ate breakfast around 6:30 a.m. in California before we left, and our 1:00 reservation meant that it was 4:00 in CA.  Sorry we were VERY hungry starved.

appetizers

True to form we I forgot to take pictures until it was almost too late.  This fish melted in our mouths, and I wanted to lick all the flavor off the fins, but restrained myself.   A light sweet vinegar bathed the fresh vegetable side dish.  I guess it clarified our palate for the dinner to come, which I also forgot to photograph, and I didn’t want to give your dirty dishes AGAIN!!!.

What is it about these crazy food reviewers anyway?  You’re just going to have to trust me on this one.  Mama’s Fish House serves gourmet food, and the atmosphere will charm you.  If you’ve ever been there feel free to write your own review in the comments section.  If you haven’t been there feel free to write anyway!  It makes my posts a lot more interesting when you add your opinions!!  Besides, I love to hear from you, and it makes me feel loved too!