Welcome to “Day 1” of my Maui adventures.
We spent an inordinately long time getting a rental car at the Maui airport — lines were very long. After finally getting to the hotel in Wailea (we stayed at the Mariott…and I have plenty of pictures of that place later!), we started checking in just in time for it to start raining. When Katie the receptionist had sworn to my mom just a few days before that it definitely would not rain while we were there.
Luckily we weren’t planning on going to the beach after arriving anyway (it was 3-4 PM at this point), and by the time we got to our room it had already pretty much stopped.
What we DID do that evening was drive over to Lahaina, the “Royal Capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom” back in the day, if anyone is interested. It was also an important whaling town, also back in the day, which is evident in the vast number of quaint shops featuring old pieces of whaling boats in the decor, or selling scrimshaw (carved, decorated whale bone).
We headed to Front Street, which is the “main drag” in Lahaina.
We window shopped, headed into Crazy Shirts (a family favorite), and found a great place to eat dinner right on the water (at sunset!). The Lahaina Fish Co. had great mahi mahi, and calamari.
Not a Double Rainbow, but still very pretty 🙂
Coming up: Pool Time, Hotel Pics, Snorkeling (once I get under water pics developed and scanned), and a Luau!