It was dark by the time we got to the hotel in Ka’anapali Beach, but I fell asleep with the balcony doors open so I could hear the crashing waves. Which sounded remarkably like my redneck neighbors starting up their trucks in the middle of the night, so I felt right at home.
Slept like a baby, and bounced out of bed at 5:30AM, local time. (Thank you, time change, for making me feel so smug and self-righteous and ahead of the game.)
I walked out on the deck and drank in this…..
I didn’t want to wake up Rose and Little Nick, so I slipped out for a walk.
I found a koi fish who exactly matched my outfit. Guess which one?
When I got back to the room, Little Nick was begging Rose to lock him out on the balcony so he’d have an excuse to climb onto a neighbor’s balcony.
I love them so.
Rose was as excited as I was at the prospect of a cup of coffee, so we grabbed a cup ….
…. and took a walk down the beach.
I briefly considered getting one of these, in the baby size, for Mau.
As you can see, I was really, ridiculously happy to have my toes in the surf. Also, a half second before this picture was snapped, Rose mentioned parasailling.
We hung out by the beach for awhile, you know, being cool. And stuff.
Little Nick is just waaaaay too cool. It’s a wonder he’s willing to hang with us.
And Rose is fiery hot. I blame her for the heat. But not the humidity.
I told Little Nick that I wanted one of these birds, but quickly recanted, as he set out to GET me one, and looked fully capable of it too.
I found/fell in love with/made plans to elope with a hammock.
Little Nick jumpstarted the hammock for me. Because he’s awesome like that.
He said my book, I am Thinking of My Darling by Vincent Hugh, was the weirdest book he’d ever read. To which I said, “Oh honey. Lemme loan you some more of my books.”
I never wanted to leave.
But I sure didn’t mind jumping into the rental car …..
…. and following the rainbow into Lahaina.
To be continued ….