Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Maui Part 3

Hey! hey! It's the third and final installment of my Hawaii recaps! Part 1 is HERE and Part 2 is HERE. After a day on Road to Hana, we were wiped out, but we got up early and after breakfast, decided to walk along the beach to some other resorts in the area. It was a hot day! At 11:00 I had a massage at the hotel spa. It was incredible! It was a "Lomi Lomi" massage, which is a traditional Hawaiian massage with long strokes and gentle touch. It was heavenly! During my massage, AJ went to a local golf course to check out the pro shop. We met up afterward and hit up the beach!

Our beloved breakfast buffet

Thursday at the beach we swam with sea turtles! It was amazing! We also saw some really bright and beautiful fish. Both AJ and I agreed that beach time was our favorite time of the trip. That evening we had tickets to the Old Lahaina Luau (we booked this when we booked the trip). The scenery was gorgeous and we enjoyed the food, drinks, and the show was awesome. It was about a 40 minute narrated show about the history of Hawaii. The hula dancing was impressive! 

Desserts at the Luau

The PIG! 

We were super tired after the Luau, so on Thursday we slept in and of course headed to the pool after breakfast. They had these floating bean bag things in the lazy river and we just floated around and chilled. We decided to walk around Whaler's Village in the atfternoon and then head to Lahaina again to explore and souvenir shop. I had read about Island Vintage Coffee and tried their macadamian nut coconut iced latte. It was delicious! In Lahaina, we hit up Mexican food for dinner (and of course shaved ice for dessert). 

I found this Day of the Dead Alex and Ani bracelet and just had to get it because it reminded me of Hank and his love of Coco. We just love that movie  

Life on the free shuttle lol

Thursday evening we swam again and watched the sunset over Kannapali. Friday would be our last day on Maui. Booooooo

Friday morning we continued our routine of breakfast then beach. We headed back to our room to pack up. So we discovered that many flights leaving Maui were overnight flights....including ours. So we checked out of our hotel at noon, but didn't need to be at the airport until 9. We decided to venture out to Leoda's Pie Kitchen which I had read so much about. It was amazing! We tried the chocolate macadamian pie and key lime. Splendid! Then we decided to head to the other resort area, Wailea. We walked around the shops there and it felt exactly like our resort area! It was sort of deja vu. We found an open air market and browsed a bit more. At this time it was like 4:00. We were hot, tired, and sick of walking around. We found a movie theater and decided to see whatever the next showing was. I have never done that! We ended up seeing Countdown, which was super cheesy, but definitely entertaining. By the time the movie got out, we decided to go ahead and head to the airport. The next 12 hours of travel were a blur. We had a 3 hour layover in San Francisco (where we changed into long pants and long sleeves...so long shorts and tanks!).

AJ captured this shot of me sleeping on the airport floor. No shame, girl needs her zzzz's! 

We arrived home in the afternoon and after a 30 minute power nap we took Hank to his harvest festival at his school. So tired, but so happy to be with our boy again. We are so thankful our amazing families cared so lovingly for Hank. This was an unforgettable week!
Savor Your Sparkle,

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