The arduous journey to Maui was worth it!
The sun is shining, the air is warm & smells of tuberous … I’m slathered with sunscreen … and there’s sand in my shoes.
In a word: Paradise.
It’s currently Saturday … and, to be honest, we haven’t been all that adventurous so far this trip. Sleeping in late, taking a siesta in the afternoon, etc.
Monday was more of the same … went for a drive looking for surfing beaches to see if there was any interesting pictures to be taken. Didn’t find any surfers. I did try to get a panoramic shot, but discovered that it’s hard to stitch together images when there are waves happening. We had dinner at a new place (for us at least) called ‘Cuatro‘. Even though we didn’t have reservations, they were able to seat us outside. The food was very good. I highly recommend it. But make reservations.
Wednesday we went on another drive … the other way around … I wanted to check out the big surfing beach to see if anything interesting was happening there. Again, nothing. The surf was active, but really messy. Nobody was in the water.
Friday we headed into Lahaina to be tourists. Browsed the shops, ate some food, people watched, etc. There’s a street corner on Front Street, near the banyan tree, that used to have a crazy old street preacher … I heard he passed a way a few years ago … but I think that corner attracts street preachers, because there was a new guy there. I suspect he should be institutionalized, but he doesn’t seem harmful. I’m sure he’s the only one who can hear the voices.
For dinner we went back to the Five Palms … the food was quite good although the service was a bit slow.
Today we tried to connect up with some twitter friends at the Whale Day festival … which partially succeeded. We were supposed to meet at a Starbucks on S. Kihei Rd and watch the festival parade to by … but it turns out the parade ended a block before the Starbucks. We hung out at the Starbucks for a while and then Liza came and found us. We met a few of the local twitter folks and travelers.
Tonight we’re cooking in again … steak maybe. Not sure yet. It’s getting a little late, so we might even order in instead.
Monday we will probably drive out to Hana and do some hiking.