Today was our first full day on the island and we didn’t really know what to do first. I was awake at 5am so I took the laptop into the bathroom so I wouldn’t disturb Toby. Hey, whatever works!
We saw whale spouts yesterday on the way to the hotel so I wanted to drive back down the coast to see if we could get a shot of one. The pictures don’t do them justice by any means, but it was amazing seeing them play off shore. There were 2 that we saw and they would leap out of the water and then make a huge splash as they came back down. They like to slap their fins on the water, too. I can’t wait to get out on the water and see one up close.
This afternoon we sat out at the beach to catch some sun, but the wind is blowing so hard here that the sand cuts you like a knife. We put up with it! The resorts don’t own the beach so you’re free to walk up and down the beach as far as you want and that’s also where people go to smoke since everything is smoke free. With the winds as high as they were, the surf was rough so there was no swimming for me. Some surfers and boogie boarders took their chances though.
Tonight we went to the Royal Lahaina Luau. WOW!!!! It was more than both Toby and I expected it to be. The first words that came to mind was how sensual their dance is. Rolling hips, waving arms, and little coconut bras! The men didn’t wear much more. They showed us 4 different types of hula dancing. Tahitian, traditional Hawaiian, Samoa, and Hollywood. The traditional Hawaiin was by far my faorite. The food was good and when our hostess said that in old Hawaii the men did all the cooking and cleaning up, all the women cheered!
Oh, people watching!!!! Sorry to jump around, but I have to share this story! When we got on the plane in MN, there was a group of 2 ladies and 1 guy. The 2 ladies were something else! The one wasn’t bad, but oh my! The 2nd lady looked like she should be going to Vegas to audition for a part….She was not in shape (I’ll put it that way!) and was wearing black spandex pants (Yes, really, spandex) with a black spandex racerback tank top, a green plastic bracelet, big gold earrings that looked like safety pins, glasses that looked like cheap fake gold, and (at least) 3 inch high heels with leopard print! No, I am not kidding!!!!! Her makeup was thick and her clothes were way too tight. OH, and when she bent over you got a good view of her thong!!!!!! I”m sorry, it it was a sight!!!!! People, invest in a mirror would you?!
So, now we are going to take a walk to the beach and look at the stars. This is one place I think everyone needs to visit at least once in their lives. I will be back and I will bring my kids because they just need to see beauty and nature at it’s best. Until next time, Mahalo!