Did ya’ll remember to vote yesterday? Did you cling to your tv/radio/social media to follow every second of the tally? Well I did and I’ve got to say, I am ready for a break from the politics and drama and fear and sadness… I’m ready to go back to Hawaii. Since that isn’t really possible, though, let me take you on a little trip down my memory lane and you can live a little vicariously through my adventure for a while!
My friend and I went to Maui and stayed at the Grand Wailea resort. She was there for a work conference and I was just lucky to get to tag along. The resort was the fanciest, most beautiful place I’ve ever stayed. We had a ground floor room with a view of the ocean and it was perfection!
The first night we were there we went to a luau. I felt a little strange asking native people to put their culture on display in such a commercial setting, but I did enjoy the dancing and the stories that were told. It’s amazing to watch!
The second day we had to do some conference things and I didn’t get too many pictures. It was pretty laid back and I got to touch the ocean for the first time in my life! It’s so weird to me that some people grow up playing in the vastness of the ocean without a second thought. I felt sure it would swallow me up if I stayed too long.
There is a small path at the resort that is lined with trees and plants that are all fruit producing which are maintained organically. Because of this, you can literally just pick what you like and eat it right off the tree! So, we had a little harvest party on our walk and a very kind man helped us reach the too tall star fruit. It was glorious!
Another day we were there, I dragged my friend to a dedicated gluten free restaurant where I ate way too much. I haven’t had fried food in 10 years… so this was amazing and horrible all at the same time!
I hope you’re enjoying my pictures and stories. Check back next week for more of my trip!