Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trip to Maui, Iao Needle... then to Hana

It's been so busy with work as well with family time, finally here are a few pictures from Maui, June 16, 2011. Our love for Maui are as great as our love for all of the other islands. 
Iao Needle State Monument Park

No matter what mountain Our Lord God shares with us whether its Iao Needle, Maui or Koolau Range Oahu , we always enjoy the views of mountains. Carved by the finger tips of God for all of us to see the beauty of his splendor.

We stopped also at the Cultural Gardens, and took a sneak peek of the gardens. Here you can have a picnic in different parts of the world different parts of the world from Chinese, Japanese, Portugese, Filipino, Korean, and of course Hawaiian and many others all in one day. What a way to travel and still be in Maui.

... and they are all quite clean and beautiful

As we continued our journey to Hana, Maui just a reminder for all you Maui travelers to Hana, THERE IS NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION AT ALL !!! and ONLY ONE MAUI RADIO STATION IS AVAILABLE, until you see a barbeque shack stop and take a quick snack and restroom break. Test your phone you just might be able to make a call.
Leonard Lawrence and Kevin's wedding in Koki Beach, Hamoa, Maui.

The end result is beautiful, and our journey to through Hana and Koki Beach, Hamoa was memorable. No cell phone reception, or internet connection, and no radio reception.  but a wonderful time through the journey. 

Rev. Elias Parker with Dream Weddings Hawaii and Steven Young

Making it legal, and getting engaged? YES! from Steven Young on Vimeo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A friend from Japan to settle in Hawaii

This past Friday I finanally met Yuri sensei, Midori and Jerry. They are truly wonderful people, so true to the heart and warm loving. Yuri Sensei with full of life I can see she's happy to be close to Trent sensei, a man with full of love for his Yuri and knowledge of martial art behind him. With Yuri sensei's smile, Rev Elias knows that it's all about the love!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

To Maui for a wedding

As we leave from Honolulu to Maui on the 5:15am flight, the morning still shows the beautiful full moon with a hint of orange color from the rising sun upon her face. Mahalo KeAkua i keia la he kou maua iho oli I kanani i keia.

Before we headed on the Hana, we stopped at Iao Needle and the cultural garden a nice place to go for a picnic. (maybe next time)

As we headed on our way to Hana's winding road you can enjoy the beautiful foliage of helekonia and  lauae fern and possibly lilikoi fruit better known as passion fruit. We've learned to always give yourself extra time our gps system gave us 40 minutes to our destination... TOTALLY INCORRECT...  it took us approximately 2  hours, giving touring drivers, and on coming cars on sometimes a single lane road when it gets to multiple hairpin turns.  You'll also find  tourist out of their cars WATCH FOR TOURIST taking pictures of waterfalls and  streams along the mountain side. When we finally reached Hamoa the beach was simply breath taking. Rev Elias already knew where to stop, you just had to be there to see it.

Almost secluded but you just have to be there before the crowd sets in. Get there early... no problem on having your family picnic there. While Kevin (the beautiful bride and Leonard somewhere on the street side looking out for us, but little did you know we arrived at our final destination 30 minutes after the Schwaigers got to the beach.  Like the bride, .... of course simply beautiful. The picnic area overlooking the beach, (right in the middle of everything) just a little on the right of the beach is the birth place of an infamous female of royalty. If you know who she is comment it back to us.