Sunday, March 6, 2011

First Day In Maui

Kerry and the girls and I flew to Maui early in the morning. Ben was running a five-mile race that morning, so he flew over that evening after the race. Our hotel was about an hour from the airport, and we didn't want to drive all the way to it and then back another hour to the airport, and then another hour back to the hotel. We decided to just visit some of the sites in the vicinity of the airport, pick Ben up, then head to the hotel.

After the glorious stop at Krispy Kreme, we decided to go check out the 'Iao Valley State Park and hike around a bit. We found the park with no problem, but it was raining quite heavily when we got there. Not being strangers to Hawaiian rain, we guessed it might clear up shortly so we decided to just wait in the car for a bit to see if it eased up enough for us to hike. We'd been up since 5:00 a.m. and were quite tired, so Kerry, Emily and I kicked back and napped for a while. Katie read a book. It never did quit raining, so we finally gave up on the idea of hiking and headed back in to town.

Next on the agenda was stocking up on some food so we wouldn't have to eat out the whole week (Maui is expensive). We stopped by K-mart to buy a styrofoam cooler and some lunch meat, then ran next door to Costco to get some more food at decent prices. (Later in the week, I paid $6.49 for a half-gallon of milk and it was on sale.)

As we were heading back to the car with our purchases, I groused to Kerry, "I can't believe we came all the way to Maui to nap in the car and shop at K-mart."

"And Costco," Kerry told me brightly. "Don't forget we shopped at Costco!"

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