Thursday, July 29, 2010

Maui Vacation -- Getting here

Two days ago, Chris and I woke up at the ungodly hour of 3 a.m. to catch our early morning flight out of Wichita to DFW where we met Dad and Millie and the Perkins' from KC.  Of course, we a had a small amount of airplane drama when the Perkins' plane got stuck on the tarmac without auxillary power before it ever took off from KC.  We weren't sure they were going to make it to DFW in time for our connecting flight to Maui, but they landed about 15 minutes before boarding for our flight.  We all took the same 8 hour flight into Maui and were all seated together.  The flight was uneventful, thank goodness, and we landed at 3:15 p.m. Hawaii time -- gaining 5 hours in the air.

After we arrived, we claimed baggage and waited out front for our car rental company -- a small, local company that beet the national car company prices by a lot.  Of course, sometimes you get what you pay for.  The Mustang convertible that Chris and I were driving wouldn't start for us to leave the parking lot.  They had to put in a whole new battery, which took about 45 minutes.  And just when we thought we were finally going to be able to take off, the "low tire" signal came on in the same car.  LOL.  Don't worry, they filled up our tire and we finally got on the road.

It takes about 45 minutes to get from Kahului, the city with the airport, to Ka'anapali, where we are staying.  The entire drive is along the beautiful coast though, so we were already enjoying the beautiful Maui beaches and watching the surfers as we drove by.  We arrived at our condo to find it FABULOUS.  The photos on the internet booking site really didn't do it justice.  We had a quick dinner and then I was ready for bed.  So, to the dismay of my family, I demanded to go to sleep at 6:30 p.m. Hawaii time.  LOL.  In my defense, that makes it 11 p.m. at home and I had gotten up at 3 a.m. that morning.  Cut me some slack! :)

We were here for about an hour and already saw a beautiful rainbow. I guess Hawaii really lives up to it's name, "The Rainbow State"


  1. Finally, a post from Hawaii! :) I know you're busy doing stuff, but glad that you posted. Great pics - thanks!

  2. Chris we are making a drinking game out of every picture we see of you doing the shaka brah. lol Hang loose brother. Hang loose.