Saturday, March 2, 2013

Maui 2013



                  Starring Dick, Patti, Leslie, Marc

It’s February and the Geese are getting cold. Who’s to get the ticket from the old man’s hold?. . .or some such. . .

February to the Blides means Maui-time; and so it was this year.
We had made our reservations for two weeks at the Sands of Kahama, so we cheerfully packed our bags, planning to run away from cold and/or wet weather here in Ashland.


Maui had an unusually wet and cold time this year. It was rainy and barely warm. But this was only the first surprise.

After a 6 hour flight, Dick and Patti arrived early evening January 31st. . .only to be told that their condo had been changed. Crumb! After wasting time “discussing” we decided that we would move in and finish talking them out of it, tomorrow. First, we assuaged our disappointment by sitting a moment to watch the ever present huge Koi fish. We would simply change condos tomorrow.



The condo had been changed, but to a two story gorgeous two bedroom sky-lighted “palace! “
So now we had to reverse our complaints to the manager.
And then, what to do with the second bedroom?


It took just one phone call for daughter Leslie with friend Marc to make plans to arrive the second week to join us. In fact their excitement “filled up” all of us day by day. We all had yummy eating , daily trips to the coffee shops, along with walking daily on the coastal trail.

The unexpected adventure of the trip was “the coconut drop-chop” where Marc ended up with a fresh-from-the- tree “gift” coconut  as we all watched in awe.


Then there was time for beach sitting where we watched, as huge whales lept 10 to 15 feet out of the water . . . not jumping in ourselves however, due to the cold,cold water. And of course, there were several days full of shops, rocks, and of course, THE MAUI TORTISE who coyingly winked his eye.


          Our sojurn ended with our annual Hula Pie

                           LIFE IS GOOD!!!