Friday, May 20, 2011

Maui Vacation (Day 1) / マウイ島旅行 (初日)

At just a few minutes before midnight, our flight took off and headed towards Honolulu, Hawaii.  A seven hour flight (one hour less than going to Seattle).  Unfortunately, our final destination is the Kahalui Airport on the island of Maui and since all the noon flights were full, we had to book a later flight from Oahu to Maui which meant we had a five hour layover in Honolulu.


Somewhere inside Honolulu Airport / ホノルル国際空港内のどこか

You know you're in Hawaii when you see the signs for the men's room and women's room.


Around 6:00pm, our friend picked us up from the airport and took us to his condominium in Kihei where we will be spending the next few days.  My sister and her husband will be coming to Maui the following day and they had rented a condo in the same complex as my friend's.  And good fortune was also on our side as we discovered their room would be located right across the way from ours.


Our home for the next few days / 4日間ここで滞在

Our humble host Dan, who was kind enough to invite us to Maui and stay with him at his condo.


Nice and roomy and you know we will be spending a lot of time out on the lanai looking at the ocean while drinking a cold brew.


Our room for the next few days.  This room also includes a lanai with a view of the ocean.


The dining table which we did not use at all (because there was too much fun to be had outside!)


I wasted no time in switching to total vacation mode sitting out on the lanai, looking at the ocean (okay, I had to look at the camera for a sec) while drinking a cold beer.


Right across the street from the condo is Kama'ole Beach Park 1, known as Kam 1.  Of course we had to check it out.


Kama'ole Beach / カマオレ ビーチ

After checking out our first beach, the next order of business was dinner (but I will save that for the next post).


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