It was still good food, though, and there were pretty views. They pitched us volcanoes and bike rides, and for the most part, I learned that everything I'd already booked before the trip (because I'm a planner--who waits until they get to Hawaii to plan what they'll do in Hawaii?) were all good ideas.
|This was at least Hawaiian at breakfast|
Flashback a week before vacation:
Eddie: Would you ever go on a helicopter because some guy at work flew through a volcano?
Me: I would not fly through a volcano because it would erupt as we flew through it, but I'd probably go in a helicopter in general.
Flashforward to non-Hawaiian first breakfast in Hawaii:
Eddie: Surprise--let's do the helicopter trip.
Me: Ohhh, that's why you were asking.
Eddie: This price is a lot less than what I've seen, so we should do it.
Me: We're never coming back here because you almost died on the flight, so okay, let's do it.
So we booked a helicopter ride for the morning of the last full day we would be there--we had to give them our heights and weights so that the helicopter would fly-- and then we left free breakfast with a free tote bag.
|Now this is Hawaiian. More about this tote bag later in the week....Just remember what it looks like.|
Then we headed to the beach to relax on our first full day of Maui. The beach was hot. Like really hot. Like we were sweating a lot. We went into the water up to our knees because that's what we call swimming, and then we saved a fish from certain death as it would not go back in with the tide. Instead of touching it, we kicked at the sand under it until it went back out to sea. We'd like to think it lived.
|See that water bottle? More on that soon.|
|It lived! It lived!|
|My swim technique is on point.|
|They take their parking seriously.|
|Thank you, Jimmy Buffet.|
|Eddie's kind of Hawaiian meal. A burger with a pineapple near it, topped with a tiki umbrella.|
|Dessert on Front Street|
|This makes me want to climb and swing.|
|So it's like one tree...|
|but also a lot of trees.|
|This is an old fort (I think) in Banyon Tree park.|
|I like mermaids.|
|Grandma Honey! We bought a turtle ornament at this store on Front St. Remember that.|
|Local beer. It was pretty good. I kept the can because I collect stuff like that. Remember that, too.|
|It's a dog playing catch!|
|Was your sports bar view like our sports bar view?|
|A room with a view. We have this same picture 87 times. It does not get old.|
|The excitement of relaxation.|