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Sunday, November 25, 2018

DUKE'S BEACH HOUSE - MAUI

DUKE'S BEACH HOUSE MAUI
HONUA KAI RESORT
130 KAI MALINA PARKWAY
LAHAINA, HI. 96761
808-662-2900

Made a visit to Duke's Beach House on Maui with my Daughter after the Duke Basketball game at the Lahaina Civic Center.  We hit the place between lunch and dinner service so were limited to the Happy Hour Menu.  Had a great waitress who was smiling and even charged my phone.
Enjoyed some Poke Tacos and Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs.  Pretty good stuff.  Best part of this meal wasn't the food or location.  It was being with my Daughter eating and talking.  

POKE TACOS
BUFFALO CHICKEN DEVILED EGGS

NAPILI SHORES MAUI BY OUTRIGGER

NAPILI SHORES MAUI BY OUTRIGGER
5315 LOWER HONOAPIILANI ROAD
LAHAINA, HI. 96761
808-669-8061
www.outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/hawaii/maui/napili-shores-maui-by-outrigger

Was tough getting a hotel room in the Lahaina/Kaanapali area of Maui during the Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament.  Rooms were scarce and what was available were going for $500 to $1500 per night.  Opted to stay a little further away in Napili.  Napili Shores was perfect for a few hours of sleep.  Actually thought the little condo was a good set up and would stay here for a few days if back on Maui.  Only thing is the unit did not have air conditioning.  Other than that very comfortable.










WESTIN MAUI

WESTIN MAUI
KAANAPALI, HAWAII

The Westin Maui is undergoing a major renovation so we ended up eating at a restaurant somewhere on the property but don't remember the name.  It was the only place in the resort open so we grabbed a late dinner.  Food and service were both good considering the construction all around the restaurant.

CHEESE AND PATE PLATTER
ASSORTED SASHIMI
AHI POKE TOSTADAS
ONION RINGS




THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS
LUNCH AND DINNER AT HOME

Getting my share of Thanksgiving Leftovers three days after.  Kind of want a Pizza right now

TURKEY WITH GRAVY, STUFFING AND CREAMED CORN
TURKEY SANDWICH WITH STUFFING
TURKEY SOUP


MAUI INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

MAUI INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER
MAUI, HAWAII

An opportunity to see Duke Basketball in Hawaii could not be missed.  When I told my Daughter I had to tickets to the tournament and Duke was playing she asked who I was taking.  I told her my buddy and she started to cry.  "What about me" she said.  Don't you have school I asked.  She replied "Yes Daddy but it's Duke and when will I be able to see Duke play again?".  She then rattled off half the team names to me; Zion, RJ Barrett, Reddish, Tre Jones.  I told her I would see what I could do and called my friend who set me up with 3 Day Reserved Seats and VIP Access to Hospitality Suite.
Turns out he could not make the first games so I called my Daughter and told her she was going with me to see Duke play San Diego State in the First Round of the Tournament.  She again began to cry.
My heart was pounding with happiness knowing that me and my baby were going to watch Duke.
At 17 years old I know that these days are few and soon she will be off to college and not wanting to hang out with Dad all day watching basketball.  The day on Maui was magical.  We hung out and watched several games, cruised the VIP Suite and went to dinner in Kapalua.  Realized a dream of watching Duke Basketball with my Daughter and probably had one of the best days of my life.
So blessed and happy for this day with my baby.

EARLY MORNING FLIGHT FROM HONOLULU TO KAPALUA
A QUICK BREAKFAST BURRITO AT THE AIRPORT
A DAY TO REMEMBER WITH MY BFF
ON OUR WAY TO SEE DUKE BASKETBALL!
BEAUTIFUL FLIGHT TO KAPALUA
KAPALUA, MAUI
LANDED IN KAPALUA AND READY TO SEE DUKE!
MAUI CIVIC CENTER ON GAME DAY
ALL GAMES A SELL OUT
OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN AND VIEWING AREA WITH TV'S
LAHAINA CIVIC IS PACKED TO CAPACITY




BILL WALTON
GONZAGA GREAT - ADAM MORRISON
LEGENDARY PRODUCER AND PROMOTER SHEP GORDON
OUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE DUKE BASKETBALL TEAM
SHE IS SO HAPPY
ZION WILLIAMSON


THAT'S ME IN BLUE SHIRT BEHIND ZION










COACH K GREETED WITH CHEERS
COACH K


VIP SUITE HAD SOME GOOD FOOD
LOTS OF GOOD FOOD IN THE HOSPITALITY SUITE