Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home.

Home. Jet lagged. Happy.

It’s 4:00 am and I am wide awake. We arrived back on Maui yesterday. I knew our trip to Israel would have an impact on our life. While I still unpack and get our Maui life back in order I’ll be posting and sharing thoughts about our trip and observations.

Today, when we arrived I saw a hotel that is being built in Kahului near the airport. When we departed Maui on December 9th there was no hotel there…now it had been framed and roofed. WOW, that was fast. When were were in Israel there are no major box box stores. In Israel you support small business and farmers markets. They have grocery stores, butchers, flower stores, bakeries and liquor stores.

I decided to make dinner one night for my family. First to the butcher for meat. Then to the bakery for bread and the market for fresh vegetables and finally to the florist for flowers. No one stop shop.

Can you imagine Maui without shopping at the big box stores?

One thought on “Home Sweet Home

  1. I kind of can, not completely but a little…when I was growing up, we bought our meat from the butcher at Azekas Market, veggies from Ooka’s, Japanese items from Noda’s and other items from the health food store in Kahului shopping center. My mother baked all our bread and there was no Longs or Safeway in Kihei. My dad made us “juice” by mixing malolo sryup with water (no canned or powdered stuff). Once in awhile we would drive up country after school so that the folks could pick up their bulk order of beef from a farmer to freeze. By a certain time in the evening and on holidays, everything was shut down. No one did take out for dinner. Dairy road was just a way to get from here to there with a gas station and a random business or two, not the traffic jam it is now. We bought most of our clothes (including our school uniforms) at a family owned dry goods store, Ikeda’s.

    I didn’t know you could buy prepackaged meat (without talking to a butcher first) or how square white bread tasted until I went to college.

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