We are back home now and already talking about when can we go back to Maui? Is Christmas too soon?
I caught a cold when I got home - probably on the plane - so it has taken me a while to get this post done. Today while lounging around, we watched The Endless Summer. It's a fun, around the world surfing documentary from 1966.
Here it is, my account of our last day and trip home.
Tuesday August 15, 2017
I was up early and James told me if I get up and go for a walk to wake him up. So I did. It's so nice to walk first thing in the morning. It's a bit cooler and you see all the dogs out for their morning walks. We brought home warm cinnamon buns from the Cinnamon Roll Place down the street.
We also popped the bottle of prosecco to celebrate our last morning. Actually we weren't celebrating, more like acknowledging our last morning. Or trying to drink the alcohol we bought on our first day at Costco and didn't drink.
I love this bumper sticker.
We went to the pool for our last waist whittling session led by Aunty Mary Lou before packing up. What will happen to our waists without our daily aquasize?
We were out of the condo by 11 am and brought all our left over "stuff" over to Aunty Mary-Lou's. The person she rented from allowed them to have the condo for the day which was very handy!
Erin was thinking of walking down the beach to sell her left overs...
Our flight was at 10:40 pm so we had lots of time. We decided to drive to Paia for lunch.
Paia is interesting - it definitely has a surfer/pot smoking vibe to it. We had lunch at Flatbread which was very good.
We continued down the road to Ho'okipa to watch the wind surfers and surfers. The highlight was the beach was full of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) sunning themselves. There had to be 20-30 turtles on the beach and in the water around it. Spectacular! A very special treat for our last day.
James and I walked around the Kihei 'hood until it was time to take Stinky (our rental van) back to the car rental place. I didn't get a photo with all of us and Stinky but here is the Kraft-Mullane clan with Fred.
We all flew to Vancouver on the same flight and then went our separates ways (after hitting Starbucks) - Victoria, Calgary, Saskatoon and Edmonton.
We made it home safe, sound and tired. We were happy to see the dogs and like always, they were well looked after while we were away.
We had such a wonderful trip. Maui was perfect! It's a magical place where stress seems to melt away. Must be the tropical air. Or the Mai Tai's!
Thank you to my family for an amazing vacation together. It was the perfect way to celebrate mom and dad's 50th anniversary and Aunty Mary Lou & Uncle Rick's 40th anniversary (and retirement). We shared lots of fun times and made lasting memories!