Monday, July 7th
I woke up at 7:15am. I didn’t sleep so great cuz I was too worried that I wouldn’t hear my cell’s alarm. Got ready, and then went downstairs to meet up with the airport shuttle at 7:45am. I didn’t want to wake the girls, but I was able to say ciao to Erika before I left. Got to the airport around 8:45am, self-checked and then had a bit of an issue with TSA cuz I had a ziploc full of tiny shampoo bottles I forgot to tell them about. No biggie in the end. Just make sure you claim any liquid you have on you before they go looking for it. The flight was only 30 minutes from Honolulu to Kahului (Maui).
Mike was there when I arrived which was really nice! I was so happy to see his mug. Mike had already been snorkeling before he came to get me and said he was worried he wasn’t going to make it in time, but he did. After he picked me up, we went to CostCo to grab some food & alcohol stuffs. Also went to Wal-Mart to get some reef shoes, beach mats, and other beach-y paraphernalia.
We then headed out towards Lahaina, which is about an hour from Kahului.Â We stop at Longs Drug Store & Safeway to grab a few more things, then stop at Maui Tacos for lunch. It was really good. Once we got to the condo in Napili Bay, we took a long nap. I was knackered. We eventually got up and got ready for the lu’au.
We then went to the Old Lahaina Lu’au. It was hot as hell and I made the awful mistake of wearing make-up. I was literally melting. Geeeez. The sun could not set fast enough. I ended up liking this lu’au a whole lot more than the first one overall. It was smaller and felt less like an amusement park than the first one. The food was also better and felt more hawaiian than the one at Paradise Cove.
We went back to the condo, I cleaned up a bit, and then off to bed.