herbalgirl, you could have fooled most of the readers with your knowledge of maui as if you had been there many times before. my question is if it seemed familiar to what your read about it or was it different, now that your really made it there?
i know that my first trip to hawaii was totally different than i expected back in 1983. i didn't think that there are big cities, highrises and lots of traffic. i was actually looking for a few ummm... grass shacks then. of course back then i just had black and white photos of honolulu in the 70s to study from, no internet and virtual tours.