Wailea Beach Villas
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... We spoke to a tour sales rep who advised us that the trade winds had not appeared and coupled with the higher than normal temperatures it was making things a bit uncomfortable for everyone.
A little nap was in order before we spent the rest of the day chilling at the condo. We need to be up for about 2:00am tomorrow as we are going to drive up to the Haleakala summit (over 10000ft) for the Sunrise ...
... so we cruised around in there lovely golf course and we decided to go in and check it out...we were greeted at the door with "welcome back" so we of course said thanks glad to be back :-) Went in for a drink a nice place but I think the Fairmont in the South is better.
From there we made our way back to our hotel to put on pants and rain coats and walked to Dukes for a cocktail and appy, On our way there it decided to really storm high ...
... avoiding the huge bike tours that spend hours descending the mountain and holding up traffic, we stopped for lunch in a cute Hawaiian village, one of the original ranch towns, now adapted as a little shopping area with art and restaurants, affording Ali a variety of locally grown vegetarian dishes.
We then went to the 'Iao Valley a few miles from our hostel. The views here were straight from the Maui tourist office, a steep ...
... There were numerous photographers set up ready to take our pictures against the beautiful backdrop. I can't even begin to describe the atmosphere. It was romantic, beautiful, relaxing, fun, all wrapped up into one. I was still having a hard time believing we were actually in Hawaii but I was starting to. This place was amazing!
We waited over by the pit where the pigs had been cooking all day. There were three pigs covered by banana leaves ...
... the beach we went to had both the shops and people you'd expect to see in Scottsdale.
Spent a bit of time in the local shops, but didn't buy anything. Mel discovered shave ice, which I can tell will become a staple in her diet while ashore.
One noteworthy thing is that most of the people on our ship are weird and love Walmart. In Honolulu we were confused by this phenomenon, but chalked it up to being our first port day. Nope, Walmart is actually ...