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Hali’imaile General Store & Surfing Goats

Tuesday, 7/20 finds us a mere one week away from departing Maui. Granted, we don’t leave until about 9 p.m. Maui time, but it’s still 7 days on the calendar. Time has sure flown. In honor of this, Mike headed to San Jose today. He likes to keep his flying muscles in shape. He’s been working on his first-class ones, though, and they may not be much help in our day-long flight home in coach.

The kids and I took advantage of our time on the other side of the island to visit a couple of new places. First, up: Hali’imaile General Store where we had lots of amazing food including desserts for all of us. I ate every last bit of the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake (with ice cream). YUM! (Interestingly, we found out about this by watching TV – not paying attention to the guidebooks. We happened to be watching Food Network and saw an episode of Giada’s Weekend Getaway…and she was in Maui.)

After that, we drove on to Surfing Goat Dairy. We got to feed, pet and even milk the goats. They make goat cheese right on the farm in all different varieties. The base cheese, the “Udderly Delicious” chevre can be ready to go within 24 hours after milking since they do all of the processing right there on the farm. We got to sample various kinds. The kids didn’t care for any of them…go figure.