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Daisies amongst the Dukes

Mel, Neil and I had gone to the beach, swam with the sharks (figuratively speaking) eaten fresh coconut and driven on the wild side, as you’ve seen from a few posts ago. Then Neil and Mel went to work, and I took pretty pictures of the pretty sunset. A fabulous day – but it wasn’t over yet! Far from it. “Ring, ring” goes the phone in our hotel room, and it’s Neil: The crew is off early tonight – wanna go for sushi? Do fish swim in the sea?

We jump into Phil’s car, this time with Phil as the driver, and head up to Kihei where there’s a sushi restaurant, Sensai Seafood Restaurant, whose reputation is stellar.

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Dinner was FABULOUS! Equal to our favourite restaurant here in Vancouver, Kibune Sushi on Yew St. and Cornwall. Mel, who’s a real foodie, ordered the dishes that were highly recommended and written about in food critiques. The flavours – delicious. And Phil, who prefers his food cooked, ordered a highly recommended dish with rock shrimp drizzled with a scrumptious sauce that was like a sweet and sour hoi sin sauce. Neil and I ordered the raw stuff, and we weren’t disappointed. We ordered a variety of sushi – wild salmon, tuna, different types of fish that I can’t remember the names of, and Ingrid’s favourite, unagi sushi, barbequed fresh water eel. There was even a sushi that reminded us of “Andrew Maki”, a specialty of Kibune’s named after a regular customer of theirs. Yum!

When we had finished our evening, we asked the waitress to take a picture of us.

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Fearing we looked dorky in the picture, Ingrid insisted on a retake. So she took the camera, put on the self-timer, placed it on the neighbouring table, and told everyone to “get low and into the frame”. 3 – 2 – 1 … ‘click’…

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Not dorky at all.

Back out in the parking lot, Phil and Neil decided to do their good ol’ boys Dukes of Hazzard car entry. What that means is taking a leap across the hood, a leap into the car, then leap around until you’re in the right spot. Here’s how it looked (sorry: blurry pictures):

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Neil sliding across the hood

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Phil doing the hood-slide, Neil doing the door-leap

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Leaping Neil and Phil – Hazzard Boys

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I dunno what’s going on here…

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Seat exchange

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Seat hopping

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Head rest sitting

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Sliding into place

Wanting to be a part of the action and have some fun too, Ingrid decided to do a non-Daisy Duke thing and geared up to do her own General Lee leap. Unfortunately, it didn’t go so well…

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Getting momentum…

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“Leaping”

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Kinda stuck, but working on it…

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Tears of laughter (what an accomplishment!).

Then we stopped at the beach, took a really important picture of the sand (could have been a mistake)

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waded in the surf, and then it was homeward bound.

What a GREAT day!

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This entry was posted on October 13, 2006 by in Main.

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