Hi all - if you want creative posts - I will try to get some in - but over the next 10 days I'm going to be posting about the awesome Stampin' Up! Maui Elite trip I was able to earn thanks to all my wonderful and supportive customers and team. I did this for Greece two years ago, and still love those posts - so please - bear with me.
Day 3 - Monday, May 17, 2021
Below is a picture of the ripe cacao fruit hanging on the tree. It grows from the trunk and old growth - no fruit on new branches.
Here are the small blossoms that turn into that large fruit - you can see they grow right on the trunk and branches.
We took a trail - and my back held out okay - here he cut open a ripe freshly picked fruit and explained the drying process from seeds to nibs to powder.
By this time my back was not doing great - so Jared our driver, myself and my new friend, Laurie Kraus took a breather and chatted about local sites and cuisine; while the rest walked around. The paths were gravel and a little unstable, so better safe than sorry!
I had the Shrimp Louie salad - and it was soooo good -
Then finished with a dessert of a mini raspberry lemon meringue on a light crispy sugar cookie.
Then feet up and ice on the back on the lanai; this time wine for the left hand and coffee for the right - what could be better.
Night time - another beautiful evening - warm trade winds and birds chirping.
See you tomorrow ~Maureen