Exploring with Aloha: Piiholo Ranch

Exploring with Aloha: Piiholo Ranch


Trini: WECOME BACK TO “LIVING 808.” IN TODAY’S EXPLORING WITH ALOHA, WE HEAD TO UP COUNTRY MAUI TO CHECK OUT PIIHOLO RANCH. John: IT OFFERS SO MANY GREAT ADVENTURES FOR VISITORS. TAKE A LOOK. ♪ John: TRINI, YOU GOT ME TO MAUI. WHERE ARE WE GOING? Trini: IT’S A SURPRISE. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE AN Trini: GET READY TO SADDLE UP. ♪ ♪ WE’RE HERE AT THE BEAUTIFUL PIIHOLO RANCH IN MAKAWAO. I WANT TO INTRODUCE THE OWNER, PETER BALDWIN. John: HOW ARE YOU? GOOD. Trini: TELL US ABOUT THE HISTORY. OF THE RANCH. IT’S BEEN IN MY FAMILY FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS. BUT RETIRED 17 GEARS. I ASKED IF I COULD BUY A SECTION FROM THE FAMILY. SO I GOT THE RANCH AND LITTLE BY LITTLE BUILT WHAT YOU SEE HERE. I HAVE A LOT OF MY OWN HORSES HERE. WE BUILT A RIDING PROGRAM. Trini: IT’S A WORKING CATTLE RANCH. IT’S A WORKING CATTLE RANCH. John: HORSEBACK RIDING. WHAT OTHER TYPE OF HORSE BACK ACTIVITIES DO YOU HAVE? WE HAVE FOUR BASIC RIDES. ONE IS THE TWO-HOUR RIDE. WE HAVE A THREE-HOUR RIDE. WE HAVE A THREE-HOUR LUNCH RIDE. AND COWBOY FOR A DAY IF YOU WANT TO HANDLE A CATTLE. YOU CAN BECOME A COWBOY A LITTLE BIT. THE BEST THAT WE HAVE IS THE RANCH EXPERIENCE. PEOPLE COME IN ON THE HELICOPTER SO THE CABINS AND WE LUNCH THEM AND RIDE OUT. Trini: WE COULD HAVE COME HERE BY HELICOPTER? AND YOU DROVE US HERE? John: I’M SORRY. [LAUGHTER] SOUNDS GREAT. THE RANCH IS EIGHT HUNDRED Trini: WE ARE CAN’T COMING HERE AND NOT RIDE A HORSE. READY? LET’S GO SADDLE UP. John: SHALL WE? ♪ ♪ Trini: THIS IS MORGAN, HEAT WRANGLER. HI. Trini: HOW MANY HORSES DO YOU HAVE? 32 RANCH HORSES. WE RETIRED EIGHT THIS YEAR. THERE’S A FEW WE’RE GETTING STARTED. WE HAVE A WIDE VARIETY. BIG SELECTION. Trini: GREAT. THIS RANCH IS SO GORGEOUS. I CAN IMAGINE A HOSPITAL — LOT OF PEOPLE WANTING TO HAVE SPECIAL EVENTS. WE HAVE CABINS ON THE RANCH. WE HAVE OUR HEADQUARTERS. WE DO EVERYTHING FROM PROPOSALS WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS. WE CAN DO COMPANY PARTIES. HELICOPTER RIDES HE HELICOPTER EVENTS. Trini: THAT IS SO SPECIAL. I SAY WE STOP TALKING AND START RIDING. LET’S DO IT. THANKS. ♪ AH! [LAUGHTER] ♪ Trini: WHAT A GORGEOUS DAY THAT WAS. John: IT WAS. AND IT’S A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. TO BE ABLE TO RIDE IN THE HELICOPTER. WHAT THE HECK? Trini: WHETHER YOU ARRIVE BY HELICOPTER OR CAR, IT DOESN’T MATTER. IT’S THE MOST FABULOUS EXPERIENCE. AND THEIR WHOLE STAFF, EVERYONE IS SO WARM AND WELCOMING. WE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE. John: WE DIDN’T. I DID NOTICE YOU TRYING TO KICK THE HORSE TO MAKE THE HORSE GO. AND HE WAS SITTING THERE. Trini: HIS OWN TIME. John: MY HORSE, I THINK I EXCEEDED THE WEIGHT LIMIT. I HEARD HIM GO — SORRY. Trini: HE WAS TRYING TO GET HIS HORSE TO GO. YOU NEED TO MOVE A LITTLE BIT. HORSE IS DOING HIS BUSINESS. John: OKAY. Trini: ANYWAY, GO CHECK THEM OUT. PIIHOLO RANCH. THEY OFFER ZIP LINING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ON THE RANCH. John: SO BEAUTIFUL. Trini: SO GORGEOUS. EVEN TO DRIVE UP THERE. CHECK THEM OUT.

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