I was in Maui in 2004. Between luaus and beaches, I made a quick look
in the Maui yellow pages under Hobbies and could find no entries.
Apparently, some people's view of paradise does not include plastic
Kaliste Saloom IPMS #30703
IPMS/Acadiana Plastic Modelers
"Teresa" wrote in news:L9-dnYDL0qyc8u_ZRVn-
I think if you are in Maui with you're honey and you're worried about hobby
shops you may be way to into the hobby, bordering on obsession.
Mad-Modeller wrote in
I do beleive that if I were in Hawaii with the lovely Mrs. Tauss I could
find a few other things to see and do than another dang hobbyshop.
Kind of off topic but...
I visited Hawaii back in '87 and people warned me about the high price
of gasoline. On Kauai, you really can't drive too far but I eventually
needed to fill up the rental car tank. I pulled into a gas station and
looked at the pump and the price was actually a little CHEAPER than my
mainland gas station. I felt like I was getting a pretty good deal and
my friends had no idea what they were talking about. As I was pumping
the gas, it dawned on me that the price was per LITER not GALLON. With
about four liters to the gallon, I now realized what people had warned
me about ;^)
BTW: I didn't see a single model kit in all my travels on Kauai - and
I did look. When we arrived in Honolulu, I found a combination army
surplus store and hobby shop that had a few kits, but I didn't buy
anything. I figured it was my honeymoon and I didn't want to start out
on the wrong foot with my new wife. It must have worked - we're still
married and I have still manged to amass an impressive collection of
(mostlyy unbuilt) kits. ;^) I think she got tired and jealous of my
involvement with "fine scale modeling" & IPMS and she recently joined a
quilt club and has taken up quilting. Unfortunately, she's turned out
to be a better quilter than I am a modeler.