(red Torch Ginger)
Aloha, all the way from gorgeous, amazing, vibrant flower filled Maui!
We’ve now been here just over a week. I’ve been instagramming (HERE) about twice a day, however I just haven’t taken the time to even pick up the good camera until now.
We are just having the BEST time! After a week, we’ve finally settled into a routine of sorts. We haven’t done too terribly much yet beause our condo has everything you need… it’s own snorkel bay, one of the best beaches in Maui, as well as 2 pools to choose from. (poor us, huh?) So we’ve just been chillin’ on site, but have a few things planned for this week. More on that soon!
So today, I wanted to show you a little of the gorgeous, vibrant flower filled Maui world we are currently living in, alongside our arrival story. Because there is ALWAYS a story…
(Birds of Paradise)
Our travel day was a long one, starting at 2am. The first flight was pretty humorous… I call those little jets Barbie Doll planes. Luckily, it wasn’t full, so I was able to sneak into the seat behind my boy so we both got our own row with a window. Perfect!
But the next flight was the long one at 5.5 hours. It felt like 10. I’m not generally the claustrophobic type, but during this flight I was. When you are squeezed in between two big guys that need elbow room, I felt like I needed to hold my breath and cross my arms (that part I did) the entire time to give them enough air.
I just kept trying to focus on the movie I was watching I could barely hear (really poor earbuds) or trying to snooze… which had me thinking about being stuck in an itty bitty box, so that didn’t work. And my book was buried under my son’s seat with everyone trapped into place with those chair trays piled high with food and boxes…
Mind over matter… I could do this!
I just kept thinking about what was ahead. I knew it would be completely amazing and so worth it.
And I was right.
The moment we stepped off the plane into Maui, the air smelled and felt so different. It was warm, but because the air was moving all the time, it was an AMAZING warm.
Once we picked up the car (and got use to the brakes… heh… Cody says I drive like a video game) we started on our way to our condo.
Honestly, don’t ask for directions. It’s a waste of time (at least in my directionally challenged world). Just flip on your iPhone GPS, punch in your address and just go. It always works. I always buy an international plan when heading into the States.
(Pink Torch Ginger… if you gently squeeze them in your hand, they give out an out of this world fragrance. Thanks for the tip, VanFam07 on Instagram HERE!)
And then we found a little supermarket on the way to our condo. It probably would have been wiser to dump our luggage at our place first, but I wasn’t thinking. I could barely think in all honestly. We were both so exhausted that Cody needed the shopping buggy to hold himself up and I was just mindlessly throwing stuff into the buggy in a complete fog, when I remembered snorkel gear… we needed gear.
I left Cody leaning on the buggy (I couldn’t think, remember?) and I went to the snorkel store next door.
Big mistake. I couldn’t deal with any info. None. Try on stuff? A CD what? Trips for cheap… Uh… no. I could barely stand. I told him I needed sleep and I’d be back the next day.
And then we found our place. Ohhhhhhhhh my goodness, we found it! I’m tellin’ ya, when I get somewhere I plan to go and actually arrive? I want to CELEBRATE!
We slept really well that night.
And when I woke up the next day, I brewed my first Kona coffee, and took a walk, and finally saw where we really were. From the flowers in full bloom, to the crashing waves on the shore right in front of us, the place just took my breath away!
Which is going by way too quick.
p.s. if you know the names of any of these flowers, feel free to fill me in!