Maui 2012 – Day Two?

One? One and a half? We arrived yesterday evening and picked up the rental car surprise, a Cadillac SRX:

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The views from our suite were beautiful as the sun slowly sank in the west:

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A double-dog-dare-ya’ Mai Tai (not its real name) pretty much put the cap on the evening:

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Jet lag and me getting along as we do not, I was in Starbucks at 5:35 this morning (day two? one?) for a Grande to take to the fitness center. I ate too much on the plane yesterday. (Good fitness equipment at the Wailea Marriott. New Life Fitness machines, plenty of cardio pieces and weight equipment too.

After that m’lady and I strolled the grounds and the beach path along the coast:

Calm infinity pools:
(“To infinity… and beyond! (Buzz Lightyear?))

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SWSNBN (She Who Shall Not Be Named):

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Cabanas at one of the Wailea Marriott pools:

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Paddlers:

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Pool time, only 9am but heavily slathered with SPF 50:
(“Infinity… and beyond!” (Buzz- oh you know.))

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After a run to Sports Authority in Kahului for Teva sandals and gym shorts we stopped for lunch at Stella’s in Kihei, then went to Safeway for breakfast cereal and milk:

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(Stella’s is good, larger cafe/bar with music at times. I had a Piolani sandwich, beef with horseradish mayo, m’lady a BBQ pork sandwich, both with a Caesar side salad. Turn off Hwy 31 at Piilani Village Shopping where Safeway is located, drive past this and straight across (around) the circle and turn left into the Azeka shopping center. Jawz Fish Taco looks good there too.)

It’s deck time now, and the sweet suite has been cleaned:

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It’s blog time. That would be now, as I write. An evening walk and light dinner at the Marriott will round the day.

Oooh! Almost forgot! Some quote snippets to share with you from Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012 Means Of Communication, read at the pool this morning:

C. 1350: Cathay
“Know that the land of the great khan is divided into twelve provinces, and in each province is a royal king. These kings have other lesser kings beneath them, and they are all subject to the great khan, whose empire is so large that a man takes seven years to make the circuit of it by land and water. For there are many great deserts through which men must pass, in which neither city nor town is found. But in certain places common hostelries are maintained, where travelers can get everything that is needful to them in their journery.” [Not unlike the Wailea Marriott in this last respect.-JH
( by John Mandeville, Lapham’s p. 61)

1854: Concord
Nothing to say
“Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.”
“We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas, but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.”
“To make a railroad round the world available to all mankind is equivalent to grading the whole surface of the planet.”
“”What!” exclaim a million Irishmen starting up from all the shanties in the land, “is not this railroad which we have built a good thing?” Yes, I answer, comparatively good, that is, you might have done worse, but I wish, as you are brothers of mine, that you could have spent your time better than digging in this dirt.”
(Henry David Thoreau from Walden, Lapham’s p. 63-64)

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About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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2 Responses to Maui 2012 – Day Two?

  1. Thank you for the pit stop at my site and liking, “Hit the Road Jack (Westbound chp.5) Looks like shear beauty in Maui. I feel the need to travel to an island…

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