Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Feast at Lele ~ Lahaina, Maui

On my recent trip to Maui, we packed up the car one afternoon, drove on over to historic Lahaina town...
and checked out this HUGE Banyan Tree! This famous tree, located in courthouse square in the center of Lahaina, was brought to Maui from India when the tree was a mere eight-feet tall. The tree is now about 50 feet high and extends over 200 feet from side to side! (It dwarfs ME!)
Then we walked around Front Street and souvenir shopped in all the fun little shops/tourist traps until we heard the dinner bell...er, I mean... shell...calling us to come to The Feast at Lele ~
a fantastic 5 course gourmet luau featuring food and entertainment from the islands of Hawaii, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti.
Oh yeah...and Mai Tais!
Bottoms up!Among other things, we ate imu-roasted kalua pig from Hawaii, Maori fishcake from New Zealand, poisson cru from Tahiti, and beef with breadfruit from Samoa.
With so many choices, even the less adventurous eaters had a great time! And they call this drink a Lava Flow! (aka: Guaranteed Hangover)
Yikes! Mai Tais + Lava Flows = Heat on!! Phew! Even our servers were HOT!
And... I thought
the entertainment
was
especially
uplifting!
Aloha ~ (for now!)

24 Bodacious Comments (so far) ~ Add Yours!:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wow...the sky in the pic (3rd from the bottom) is so cool! Oh yeah, the people are pretty hot...but I noticed the sky first. Love the last picture...I've always wanted to go there! Someday I hope! :)

OMG - that tree is amazing!!! And the look on your hubbies face is priceless...ahahahaha.

Is is me or do your sunglasses evel look like Olga?

Drowsey Monkey said...

I mean 'even' look like Olga. I guess spell check isn't sworking.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Yes Drowsey...my blog-mistress's sunglasses DO look like a mini-me! HA! That was such fun night...the colors in the sky changed many, many times...always beautiful!
~Olga

MedStudentWife said...

Stunning photos !!

Hmmmm.... you could get a job there - a dancing bra or something.

Ilaarijs said...

Nice trip! :)

Robert said...

as I sit here typing with frozen fingers..those pics make me feel somewhat warm...:))

Jeanna said...

I hear ya Robert. Olga, you are a hottie magnet. I love how those hunka hunkas are holding you with their gorgeous pinkies. Shows respect.

Drowsey Monkey said...

I dropped back to say I tagged ya, blame Robert.

RennyBA said...

What a lovely report - great pictures - so exotic for a Norwegian you know!

The only place I've seen a similar was lavender trees in Australia.

Would have loved to have a Lava Flow and see this uplifting entertainments!

Btw: I have a new idea for a quite different travel adventures - come over and check :-)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Wow! Next time you take a family va ca can i be a stowaway? Great Pics Olga.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Great idea MSW!
~Olga

Thanks little squirrel. And where are you going these days?
~Olga

Glad to help ya defrost, Crusty!
~Olga

I tell ya Jeanne, there's nothing better to whet your appetite than having your food served up by a couple of shirtless guys in sarongs!
~Olga

OK Drowsey...I'll be right over!
~Olga

And I'll be right over there too rennyba...Glad you enjoyed the pics!
~Olga

That would be fun Speedy! But my blog-mistress will need a bigger suitcase....
~Olga


~Olga

JafaBrit's Art said...

I've been there! Iv'e been there! but I kept me bra on LOL! man seeing the pics with your bra on the tree had me in stitches. You are too funny. Love the humour.

CatScratch Diva said...

Amazing pix!!!

You look so graceful and at home!!

xoxo Diva

nursemyra said...

it all looks so fabulous! you lucky lucky bra :-)

Forest Parks said...

That car and that tree are amazing. I wish they made cars like that these days. Would be great to have an electric powered one.

Hungry Mother said...

Did your mistress try on those coconut shells?

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Thanks jafrabit - but YOUR tree is AWESOME! :)
~Olga

I think I could get used to living in Maui, Diva!
~Olga

I really am a lucky bra, arn't I Nursie?!?
~Olga

Hi Forest - Well, that car was pretty cool...but rust just isn't my color! ;)
~Olga

Yes she did HM...and they were a lovely pair!
~Olga

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I would also like to smootchie smootchie with that girl in the feathered chicken hat ...

SHAZZAM!!!!!

Omyword! said...

Do your kids ever go..."Oh my god, MUST we do the bra thing again? I don't know her! I don't know her!" hehehe

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

I bet you would Speedy! BRA-WK!
~Olga

ALL THE TIME Lisa! My daughter is ready to disown me!!!
~Olga's blog-mistress

Mauigirl said...

Olga, you must have been in Maui the week before we arrived! I'm sitting here on my lanai in Kihei watching whales in Maaleaa Harbor. The pictures of the luau are wonderful, maybe we'll go check it while we're here!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Mauigirl ~ Oh you SHOULD go to the luau ~ it's expensive but worth it! Say HI to the whales for me! I miss them!!!!!
~Olga

Maui Condo guy said...

Looks like the servers giving shaka really enjoyed holding the bra! How many mai tais did you have at the luau?

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Hi Maui Condo Guy - Our servers were da best! Oh I MISS MAUI!!! :)
I only had two Mai Tais...but they packed a powerful punch!
~Olga

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