Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monday 4/15/13- OH My God so much flying!

Since we needed a place to leave Heidi for the week, we drove to Zach's parent's in DC to leave her there and to fly out of Washington National Airport.  Made the flight cheaper (woo!).   Our flight left at 9am, which meant that to avoid traffic and to have time to navigate an airport much, much larger than Huntington, WV (seriously it has two gates in the same room) we had to leave at 4:30 am.  Yay...  Traffic wasn't that bad so we got there pretty early.  It gave us plenty of time to get through security, which we needed.  And then we sat.  And then we got on a plane and sat.  And then we got off of the plane at LAX and sat.  Then we got on a plane again and flew over nothing but ocean and sat.  I think both flights were somewhere around 12 hours total.  It was a lot of just sitting on a plane.  But we made it.  Actual Yay!

So we get off the plane around 5pm Maui time.  We pick up our rental car.  Of course they tried to upgrade us to either a convertible or a jeep.  We stuck with the tiny Mazda 2 that was like a 4 door version of my Yaris.  But apparently Hertz (and all the other rental companies) does amazing business in upselling jeeps to people.  They were everywhere.  Everyone driving had a silver Jeep.  Including several of the people there for the wedding, which made it difficult to keep track of them while we were driving.  Seriously, all of the jeeps.

We flew into Kahului and we were staying in Kihei.  So it is about a 30 minute drive.  We stopped and dropped off our stuff at the condo we were staying at.  Took a little bit to rest and be amazed by the room we were staying in and the view.

This is the porch from our lanai.
Our bedroom.  We had settled in by this point

The bathroom!  Look at that tub.  So there is a fun story about the bathroom.  As you can see from the bedroom picture there is pretty much only a folding divider between the bed and bathroom.  There is that large mirror at the end of the bed.  The closet is a huge mirror and there is a large mirror in the vanity.  If you lay on the bed, the mirrors are angled so you can see everything going on.  If the curtain of the screen door is open the mirrors reflect everything that is going on it the bathroom.  The tub is out in the open.  The shower has a glass wall.  The toilet has a sliding door, but it got a bit cramped with it closed and you could still kind of see through the shower curtain.  Nothing like taking a shower and realizing that Zach could see me while he laid on the bed.  Awkward...  And then there was the time I was relaxing in the bath and Zach decided to take a shower.  Definitely felt like a creeper.  

Then off to find food.  We went to Fat Daddy's BBQ in Kihei.  We got the sampler plate.  So much food.  And they had this amazing mustard that was pretty much just whole mustard seed in vinegar.  I don't like mustard; I ate that mustard.  The sausage might have helped. (that's what she said).

Then bed.  Finally

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