My dear, sweet husband booked us a flight to Maui, Hawaii the Friday before spring break. Saturday night, our lodging was confirmed. Sunday morning, we flew out. Needless to say, it was a last-minute getaway though a much talked-about trip.
Myth: The pilot talking at the end of the flight is useless.
Fact: The pilot gives very useful information, such as giving warning about the uneven platform when you step off the plane.
I was the unfortunate soul who, with her 5-month pregnant belly, tripped on that uneven platform because I thought he was saying "blah, blah, blah." Lesson learned. And this would only be the beginning for poor little Bossman.
My first thought outside of the airport: Hawaiian birds are so skinny! The warm weather was a nice change from all the rain we were having in the Bay Area. We had a layover in Honolulu so grabbed some mediocre airport food during our wait. I consoled myself with Coldstone, whose sweet smell hit me within minutes off of the plane. Once in Maui, we picked up our rental car and were on our way to the Maui Banyan in Kihei - our home for the next several days.
Upon our arrival Mr. Woo was greeted by a baby scorpion at the door. My not seeing it until much later was a great blessing. That plus the lizard on the porch outside made me wonder if Hawaii was similar to Texas. But Mr. Woo handled it nicely (my hero!), and we didn't have any more visitors the rest of our stay, except for butterflies and the birds who sang so beautifully.
The condo had all the amenities we needed plus more. They amply supplied towels and toiletries. Two sets of beach chairs, snorkel gear (which Mr. Woo wanted to take home as a souvenir), and a drying rack was provided for the beach days. Tennis rackets, washer/dryer, a kitchen with utensils, a knife set, microwave, coffee pot - really, they were two steps ahead of us. The Wi-fi and Cable were probably most-used.
As our first day in Maui, my first time ever setting foot on Hawaiian soil, we used it as a introductory day. We drove around a little here and there but had to stop for the sunset. Mr. Woo with our Canon DSLR and me on our credit card-sized PowerShot.
We ate at Alexander's for their mahi fish n' chips and tacos. Not knowing what hushpuppies were, we gave those a whirl too. We found out that they're deep-fried, maybe twice, pieces of cornbread. Then we went back to the condo to lounge around and call it a day.