Maui Jims and Cheeseburgers

On our first full day in Maui, Conservative Hubby and I took a little trip down the road into Lahaina. We had a specific mission in mind: To visit the Maui Jim headquarters. And to find breakfast.

We stopped at Maui Jim's first. If you haven't heard of the company, they're known for making terrific sunglasses. We're talking really really nice. And it just so happens that Conservative Dad went to college with the owner of the company, so that gave us a little extra interest in checking the place out.

Unfortunately, the owner of the company wasn't in Maui when we visited. This was particularly disappointing to Conservative Hubby because they're members of the same fraternity and he has always wanted to meet this fellow.

But, on the bright side, we did get to meet the owner's delightful assistant who was very kind and, we learned, has a real talent for judging a person's character upon first meeting them AND picking out the perfect sunglasses for them.

Needless to say, we went away from our visit with some amazing sunglasses, which came in handy about five minutes later when we were seated in the open-air upstairs area of Cheeseburger in Paradise eating breakfast. (Which was, for Conservative Hubby, actually a cheeseburger.) Boy, it was bright up there!

Conservative Hubby did not want to take his sunglasses off all week, by the way, because he said having them on was like "seeing the world in HD."

(A big thank you to the Diamond King for hooking us up with the Maui Jim's visit! And thanks to the Maui Jim's folks who were so kind and generous to us when we stopped by.)

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