Through our painting display at Brentwood Mall during one of the Hawaiian promotions, we got to know Loretta Chin, Jesse Nakooka, and Kaui, Aloha and Moana, the entertainers that came from Hawaii. We spent quite a bit of time together, and started a wonderful friendship.
Two of the girls were going to graduate that year and wanted us to come to Hawaii to be at their graduation ceremonies. Loretta invited us to stay with her and her family.
We spent two weeks there, back in 1974… and had a wonderful time. Loretta worked at the Maui Lou, owned by Gordon Gibson, of West Vancouver, so we were on our own during the days. We rented a car, and traveled all around the Island of Maui.
On the way there, we saw Keanae… just off the main road. The beach was black lava, and you should have seen the crashing waves that came in. Have you ever tried to “catch” a wave as it hit its highest point? We never did get the full force of one in the camera, but we really enjoyed watching the display!
As we traveled on towards Hana, we saw many awesome waterfalls. It has some extremely beautiful scenery along the way to Hana at the far end of the island.