Maui Day 3 (Lazy)
So, our third day was pretty lazy. We spent most of it by the pool. And I put my camera away and played along. Because I have been criticized in the past for shooting all the action and not partaking. So no pool shots today, sorry. And we did take a crazy long-ass nap later in the day too – but no photos of that either, because that would be boring.[Click on any photo for a larger version]
So, our main goal for breakfast every day was to hunt down some papaya. Because not only is papaya in the tropics beyond awesome – did you know it really helps with your plumbing? That’s my little tip of the day, from me to you.
There were birds all over the resort. ALL OVER. Penguins even. But Declan especially loved talking to the parrots. I think this one was named R2-D2. He liked to sing La Cucharacha.
We did go to the kids playground and play for a bit in the morning, while Bryan and Jeff played tennis. The funniest part? They had to rent shoes because theirs were not good enough for the courts.
For dinner, we went into the quaint town of Lahaina and hit Kimo’s for some grub. The place was excellent, as was the view and sunset. However, I must admit it was a bit deja vu – very similar to the Chart House, where I worked in college. Someone stole someone’s marketing ideas, but I am not sure who. Not that I really care, because it was awesome.
And I had more Mai Tai(s). Notice which way the glass is facing.
We never got a full “sunset” because of Molakai, but we didn’t complain too loudly.
Declan saw the coolest black crabs crawling all over the rocks below.
And then Declan made us put our drink accoutrements in our hair.
After dinner, we walked about Lahaina a bit. It is such a cute little town! And we enjoyed a full moon.
My camera didn’t do it justice.
Then we played at the largest Banyon Tree in Hawaii. The thing is an literally entire city block. And is perfect place for hippies to sit under and smoke pot in the evening. So, we kept shifting Declan upwind.
And then we were ready for bed. Tomorrow is our snorkeling adventure.
P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!
I must admit, New Year’s Eve is my least favorite holiday. Lots of buildup and cash for much ado about nothing. So, we are staying in and having a casual dinner with Jeff and Danielle and maybe some cards. (And, like we really need to spend any more money after Hawaii???)
I do like New Year’s resolutions, though… I will post about mine tomorrow – but what are yours for 2008?
Hope you have a fun and safe evening tonight!
Lazy days are good too. It’s what vacation is about!
Happy New Year to you and yours. Really how can you top Hawaii, anyways? Stay in and enjoy!
i seriously need to get to the coast, pronto. these pics make me miss the ocean! so great. 🙂
i don’t set resolutions but rather an intention and 2008 is all about “gumption” for me. watch out world!
happy new year to you and yours.
Sounds like a heavenly trip, except for the Road, I get sick sometimes driving home from work with a co-worker, much less an all day twisty-turny road. But I’m glad it was worth it.
Happy New Year to you. I’m not sure if I’m going to do any resolutions or not this year. There are several things I need to do but… I’m not sure if I want to tie them to New Years.
Have a fun night.
Fabulous! I sooooo need a vacation!
ahhhh, man, I just got done reading your three posts about Hawaii…I miss it! Maybe 2010 🙂 Isn’t that banyan tree amazing!!!
btw, I did your 8 things meme as my last post of 2007 🙂
we’re staying in, too… and i have begun my 2008 resolution, and for the past 3 days i’ve had off i have been ridding my house of STUFF!! we’ll see if i can keep it that way 🙂
Merry – there used to be more!
ah, those pics are making me jealous….!
happy new year! (no formal resolutions, but a few new intentions and directiosn… do those count?)
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos!
Hope you have a fantastic New Year!
Your vacation looks awesome so far.
And, I did not realize there were over 20 other Chart Houses!
You know how you mentioned that Kimo’s reminded you of the Chart House? I was talking about the yummy dinners we had and my friend at work asked me today if the Chart House was still in Lahina!! You hit the nail on the head! LMAO.
OK…. so how many days is this vacation???? I may not survive your recap… it’s just too beautiful.
For the love of Mai Tais, lazy Hawaiian days and that gorgeous banyan tree . . .
Loving reliving your trip with you!
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Colleen – 7! Four more to go!
Your smile looks just like the Maitai’s smile!