Some thoughts after a week in Maui, in no particular order:
When you're surrounded by ocean, rainbows are easy.
Even tropical fruit is expensive in Hawaii.
When Hawaiian kids thank someone for giving them candy, do they say "Mahaloween"?
If you stick your ears in the water, you can hear the wails of whales.
On Maui, it's even relaxing to be stuck in traffic.
When the sun sets over the ocean, rather than over a mountain, the clouds lose their color right away.
I wonder which immigrant group is the source of the ubiquity of macaroni salad.
When the ocean is involved, you can make plans, but don't assume the details will be the way you want them.
It's hard to recognize the right street sign when all the place names use the Hawaiian alphabet. "Our street, uh, starts with a K, ends with an i and is about three vowels long."
If you tell people you're on your honeymoon, they invariably smile and say "Congratulations!" Consider having a honeymoon that lasts for years.
Getting in the water from the shore is free, but if you do it from a boat you don't get sand in your swimsuit.
Reggae has played a big influence on contemporary local music. Surprisingly, hip hop doesn't seem to have made it to the islands.
Jet lag is no big deal in Hawaii. Dawn is about the time I'd be getting up at home, and it's also a good time to hit the water.
Even turtles go on vacation.
"Spam sushi" might sound unappealing, but call it musubi and it's delicious.