Sunday, August 30, 2015


One of our favorite evening activities was going to Front Street, in the city of Lahaina. It is a historic town that now has numerous art galleries, shops, and restaurants. It was the capital city from 1820 to 1845 when King Kanehaneha ruled. The capital was later moved to Honolulu. We came at around 7:00 pm so we can watch the sunset. When the sun was almost down, all the people lined the street along the ocean to watch the sunset. Each second, the sun goes lower and lower until it disappears. When the sun is down, the sky is filled with beautiful colors, such as red, orange, pink, and yellow.

After watching the sunset, we headed toward one of our favorite spots to climb, the very old and famous banyan tree.  It is a 137 year old tree that was planted in 1873. It was a huge tree, with numerous roots and branches for us to climb. We swung from branch to branch, and climbed around until we were ready to go and visit the galleries.  Every Friday evening, the artists that have their paintings and photos showcased in the galleries, come out to to answer questions, and explain their work. We chatted with some of the photographers, and were surprised to find out that they sometimes had to wait years and years, until they finally got the perfect photo. The paintings and photos were beautiful, and we enjoyed learning about their work and getting to know them. After walking around for a while, we all were hungry and went out for dinner. The restaurant had a view of the ocean, and there was live music playing while we ate.

My friend showing me her awesome drawing
While in Maui, we met a girl named Florenel at the beach one day, and we all played with her while my parents talked with her parents. She is from Montreal, and stayed in the condo complex near us and was able to came over to play with us. She speaks Russian, English, and French fluently, and is learning Spanish. She also draws really well, and drew pieces from chess, a butterfly, a race car, and dolphins in the ocean for my siblings and I to keep to remember her. One evening she came to Lahaina with us, and we all spent time together looking around at the galleries, going out for dinner, and watching the gorgeous sunset.

Eating dinner with friends

We will miss her and her family and promised to keep in touch. Hopefully one day soon we will be able to meet again either in Montreal or in Los Angeles.

A beautiful rainbow taken from the car as we left Lahaina


  1. Dear Hannah, Michael, Sarah and Miriam,
    I hope you are doing great.
    I read your blogs and posts and I find them very interesting.
    How are your activities doing ? They all sound very exciting.
    I would be really happy to share some news with you.

    I was very pleased to see that you liked my drawings. I will sure make new ones and send them to you.
    I miss you all and I hope we will meet again soon,

    Your friend,

  2. Dear Florinelle,

    Thank you so much for spending your time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate all the time you put into writing me a comment, and I miss you very much. I really look forward to the next drawings you send us, and I hope yo see you again soon.

    Your friend,


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