Somehow, today was our last day in Maui already. It doesn’t seem like it’s been a week, but the airline tickets say that we’re supposed to go home tomorrow and two of us are out of underwear, so I guess it’s true. Knowing our island time was running out, we squeezed every last drop of fun out of today.
We were out of the hotel room and on the road by 8:30 this morning (I know that’s probably laughably late for you early birds, but trust me it’s record-setting for the Salsa family). The morning’s destination was Whaler’s Village, where we made a beeline for that incredible warm sea and bobbed in the waves for hours. (Ro pink, Ree blue):
Lunch was (naturally) at a fish place. And the sight of four Lava Flows (two loaded and two not) on the table made me grin. If anyone’s in the mood, we voted Kimo’s to have the best Lava Flows (although it was our worst dinner).
After lunch we did a little shopping, then headed back to “Minnow Beach” in front of our hotel where the girls (who have been missing their play structure) climbed, swung, and did chin ups over and over and over. They are so freaking strong it just amazes me. This kind of activity would land me in the hospital, no joke.
We had been out in the sun all day at this point and were starting to get red despite using an entire bottle of sprayscreen, so we strongly encouraged the girls to nap and hung out for a few hours in the cool hotel room. Then we scooted on down to Lahaina (wow that place is hopping!) and had dinner at Bubba Gumps. Never been there before (even though we’ve seen it a million times) and it was awesome! They are so kid friendly – a ton of toys in the foyer, cute kid dinners with jello, good seafood, just a really great last dinner. (Ree green, Ro orange)
By the way, somehow someway the lightning-fast girls always end up with the killer views in every restaurant. This one was no exception. Here’s what TubaDad and I were looking at:
While they gazed at this:
Last stop was the big old Banyan tree in downtown Lahaina. That thing is massive, and incredibly tempting for two little monkeys up way past their bedtimes:
Alrighty, that’s a wrap. This vacay is officially over. (sob) Thanks so much for all the awesome comments and suggestions. You guys deserve trophies for slogging through the incredible barrage of pictures that I posted. Please think good thoughts for safe and non-eventful travels tomorrow. Aloha.