THE FIRST TOWN TO THE *ROAD TO HANA* TRIP
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September 25th, 2008 – by: mellemel8
AN UNFORGETABLE HELICOPTER RIDE
WOW what an amazing helicopter ride. We got a casualty, poor "H" got a headache from the ride that she decided to decline on the Hana road trip. Unfortunately, she was not allowed to have half of the fee refunded, which was a bummer. "A" and i just went without her. She will just hang out in Kihei until we come back. Driving to Hana take about 8hrs round trip with stops. We were given boxed breakfast, which it looks like from COSTCO HAHAHA. You can tell from the muffin. I gave "A" my apple and OJ. i had a banana muffin, it was very sweet. I traded with "A" with her double chocolate chip muffin HAHAHAHA.
"A" ended up buying thr DVD and photod of us. We plan to spilt the cost and i was going to burn the DVD and scan the photo when i get home. We saw the newlywed couple's photo and there is me in the background with my bum in the air inside the helicopter. UGH the photographer is an idiot HAHAHA. Great when they frame this and hang it in there house it will be my bum and them HAHAHAHA.
We booked our "ROAD TO HANA" van tour with POLYNESIAN ADVENTURE TOURS.
HISTORY OF PA'IA
Pāʻia (pah-ee-ah) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. The population was 2,499 at the 2000 census. Pāʻia is home to several restaurants, art galleries, surf shops and other tourist-oriented businesses.
Pāʻia is the last town on the Hāna highway when heading eastbound towards Hāna.
Paia is located close to many internationally known windsurfing spots (i.E. Ho'okipa, Spreckelsville). Therefore it is sometimes called 'The World Capital of Windsurfing'.
Pāʻia is located at [show location on an interactive map] 20°54′38″N, 156°22′35″W (20.910694, -156.376340).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.5 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²) of it is land and 0.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,499 people, 783 households, and 551 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 410.8 people per square mile (158.7/km²). There were 890 housing units at an average density of 146.3/sq mi (56.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 33.45% White, 0.32% African American, 0.60% Native American, 27.13% Asian, 8.80% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 28.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.92% of the population.
There were 783 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,696, and the median income for a family was $57,981. Males had a median income of $31,302 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,644. About 6.0% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.
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