Have you ever taken a memorable trip and when you get home and back in your routine you wonder to yourself “was I really there and did that really happen?” We have been home one week today and I’m feeling that way. So I’m going to share some memories and that will help me to relive our time in Maui!
The last time my husband Ed and I were in Hawaii together was in 1989 with our kids, my brother’s family, and my Mom and Dad. We stayed north of Lahaina in a condo that was on the Napili Bay. We all have such fond memories of that Thanksgiving week in Maui. I returned to Maui with my best friend and her daughters four years ago. We both said, “we need to bring the guys here”, so that is what we did!
We have been friends…
for over forty years. What makes it so special is we all can spend over a week together and not get on each other’s nerves!
The location of this condo was in Kahana, a community north of Lahaina. It’s out of the hustle and bustle of Kaanapali. We had a condo on the second floor and views of the ocean from our lanai.
This is looking at our unit from the beach. We love staying in a condo because we would rather “eat-in” than eat out. There was a little grocery store not that far of a drive. We planned out our meals when we got there.
We told the guys…
“you are in charge of two meals and we’ll do the rest.” We had access to some BBQs down by the pool and so we did BBQ a couple of nights. We cooked some quick stir-fry’s, fish and two nights of take-out sushi! There was a farmers market not too far from us. There we found Macadamia Nut Pesto which would marinate our chicken in and grilled with zucchini and pineapple!
Every night we had a beautiful sunset from the lanai. Mornings and evenings sitting out enjoying the warm tropical breezes and drinking coffee or having a cocktail were the best parts of the day!
My friend Sandy and I did “ocean time” every day around 3 pm for an hour. We took our beach chairs down to the beach in front of the condo’s and spent time floating in the warm waters. There were turtles almost every day in our little stretch of paradise!
One day we went to the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. What a beautiful aquarium!
Ed and I went for a walk along the coast one day and he decided to be Tarzan swinging on a Banyan tree! There is a Banyan tree in Lahaina that is the largest tree in the United States, covering over an acre!
Some days we would eat a big lunch out and dinner was a “Pu Pu Platter” and cocktails for dinner!
I hope all of you someday get to travel to a tropical island like Hawaii. There is definitely something special about vacationing in the tropics!
Ed and Chris “The Nomadic Nutritionist”