The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


Maui Day 5: Goodbye Condo, hello VW Westfalia!
June 28, 2009, 9:24 pm
Filed under: camping, Events, Life, Maui, Music, Travel

We woke up Saturday morning and packed up all our stuff. It was time to move to the other side of the island and head to the Sheepdawg Festival. I took advantage of our wireless internet and made some emails from my “office”

My Office

My Office

We were staying at The Shores of Maui condos. Our spot slept 8 people and was only $175/night! It was wonderful to be able to cook our own meals and wash clothes while we were there. Wireless internet was also a huge lifesaver! Here are some shots of our accomodations:

The Shores of Maui was a wonderful home away from home

The Shores of Maui was a wonderful home away from home

Kuda & Sassy's room... Kuda got some seashells

Kuda & Sassy's room... Kuda got some seashells

the girls room

the Ladies room

girls bathroom

ladies bathroom

the other bathroom & laundry room (an awesome perk)

the other bathroom & laundry room (an awesome perk)

our kitchen

our kitchen

our living room

our living room

the view from our patio

the view from our patio

another view from our patio

another view from our patio

If you want to stay at the Shores of Maui, call Heidi the wonderful property manager (808)874-9010.

After checking out we picked up our 1988 VW Westfalia

this thing has some history!

this thing has some history!

Behind the wheel of our VW Westfalia

Behind the wheel of our VW Westfalia

I was having fun driving this bad boy. It was stick shift and I still had the “touch”. It also reminded me of all the wonderful road trips I took as a child in our own 1966 VW Bus. We drove to the airport to return the van we had been driving all week

Our ride the first part of the trip

Our ride the first part of the trip

I parked while we were waiting for Aaron to return the van. The engine was off and we were parked on a flat surface. After about 5 minutes I turned around to help Dinah organize some stuff in the back. All of a sudden I noticed life whizzing by out of the corner of my eye… WE WERE ROLLING BACKWARDS!!! I turned around quick to slam on the brakes but it was too late. The van rolled into a parked car and made a little boo boo.

oops!

oops!

bang'd up!

bang'd up!

OUCH! How could I have been so stupid?! Always remember folks… set the parking brake when driving stick! I filled out an accident report, shook off my nerves and we were on the road to Hana. This road is NO JOKE! I wanted to take pictures but  I was driving a 1988 power nothing, stickshift, metal toaster and I was afraid to even blink let alone do anything besides concentrate on driving. Here is a little exert from Wikipedia about the Hana Highway:

“Although Hāna is only about 52 miles (84 km) from Kahului, a typical trip to Hāna takes about three hours, as the road is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one-lane bridges, requiring oncoming traffic to yield and occasionally causing brief traffic jams if two vehicles meet head-on. There are approximately 620 curves along Highway 360 from just east of Kahului to Hana, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. Many of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910 and all but one are still in use.”

Here is the only pic I was able to get along the way

lush greenery on the road to Hana

lush greenery on the road to Hana

We were only going halfway to Hana today. Our destination was the YMCA Camp Keanae

Camp Keanae

Camp Keanae

We were there to camp for the next two nights and to perform at the SheepDawg Festival

sheepdawgposterbigI was so relieved to be done driving, but I made SURE to set the parking brake AND put some big ass rocks in front of the tires for good measure. We quickly set up camp and set out to explore our surroundings for the next 3 days…

Dinah at our home sweet home for the weekend

Dinah at our home sweet home for the weekend

the little stage at SheepDawg Festival

the little stage at SheepDawg Festival

the main yard at SheepDawg

the main yard at SheepDawg

they were serious! I'd love to see the video

they were serious! I'd love to see the video

Custom built main stage at SheepDawg

Custom built main stage at SheepDawg

our view from the stage

our view from the stage

Double A chillin in the VW

Double A chillin in the VW

After waiting for hours J Ross and Lindsey finally showed up

J Ross Parrelli, Junebugg & Lindsey Love

J Ross Parrelli, Junebugg & Lindsey Love

What a beautiful day!

What a beautiful day!

they thought of everything at this place

they thought of everything at this place

Before long it was time to get ready for our show. 

sheepdawg6

El Boogie on the Congas

El Boogie on the Congas

Barikuda was up first. Even though it started pouring rain, the crowd was still enthusiastic

Barikuda rocking the mic

Barikuda rocking the mic

Barikuda rockin da fluorescent at Sheepdawg

Barikuda wearing da fluorescent at Sheepdawg

After his set I played “I Can’t Stand the Rain” by Ann Peebles and the rain… went away! J Ross got on stage and let the people know why they should be excited to be at Sheepdawg

J Ross Parrelli at SheepDawg

J Ross Parrelli at SheepDawg

 

"So what's it gonna be..." the Mighty Junebugg @ SheepDawg Festival

"So what's it gonna be..." the Mighty Junebugg @ SheepDawg Festival

 

Lindsey Love & El Boogie at SheepDawg

Lindsey Love & El Boogie at SheepDawg

Kanoa of Gomega @ Sheepdawg

Kanoa of Gomega @ Sheepdawg during Parrelli's set

 

J Ross Parrelli at SheepDawg

J Ross Parrelli at SheepDawg

Barikuda & the Mighty Junebugg

Barikuda & the Mighty Junebugg

 

the crowd at SheepDawg Festival

the crowd at SheepDawg Festival

 

backstage at Sheep Dawg

backstage at SheepDawg

Later in the night, the Goddess Alchemy Project performed and they were pretty fresh. If you dont know, look em up!

 

Goddess Alchemy Project before their show

Goddess Alchemy Project before their show

Music and performances went on til 6am… I’m pretty sure I was in bed by 2 or 3 though.


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