Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I'VE NEVER NEEDED A VACATION MORE IN MY LIFE.  Truthfully, I've had two years of Hell, and not sat down for a second, unless I was so down I couldn't get up. My dear, kind, loving friends, Lucie Arnaz and Larry Luckinbill rented a house on the water on Maui for a month and said, "Come on over." I did. And all we did was laugh, swim, nap, cook, read, and eat. It was a prescription for better health that came from God.
One night we (Lucie, Larry, and his very cool son Nick) went to see Willie Kay, now the most famous entertainer on the islands. He is 100% full-blooded Hawaiian, who packs them in at Mulligan's on the Blue, a club on a golf course in Maui. He can sing anything from rock, to country, to opera, and plays all genres on guitar and ukelele. He is one of the finest musicians I have ever seen. Of course, Lucie (Hawaiian name Luke-pronounced Loo-Kay) and I have purchased ukeleles and are working on duets.
Larry, who is a true renaissance man, took us to Makena Beach where we survived the undertow and thrived. Then we went to the Grand Wailea and played in their pools--many pools--with slides, currents, rope drops, bridges, bars, volleyball nets--and that was for the kids (all except the bar, of course). We joined the kids. P.S. NEVER go on the big slide.
The sunsets and mornings were fantastic, and the bird watching from their house was mesmerizing. It was one of the most enchanting, glorious vacations I've ever had. I love them so.

HAWAIIAN COOKING TIP FROM LUCIE---THE MAUI HOISIN DOG: BBQ Hebrew National hot dogs well done. Condiments--Hoisin, Fresh Pineapple, Chopped Green Onions and Dijon Mustard. You simply have not lived unless you've had a Hoisin Dog.


Anonymous said...

A month in Hawaii with good friends sounds heavenly! Lucky you! I enjoy your postings.

Lucie and Larry Luckinbill said...

Hawaii is always better with people you love. ALOHA.

Tina Vesper said...

Did you listen to Israel Kamakawiwo'ole? Love his sweet voice - another major loss in this world...like Phoebe.