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Welcome to Day 7 of Janet and Randy's Maui Adventure 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Randy didn't go for a run this morning, so we had breakfast and were at the beach by 9:00am.  This was the first morning here where there were absolutely no clouds in the sky.  We got to the beach and were happy to see that there was a nice breeze to keep us cool.  The waves were much calmer - so a person could go into the ocean without worrying about getting knocked over.  There were still some strong currents - so you didn't want to go out too deep.

I took a video using our GoPro camera while playing in the waves.  You can see it here.  It was so much fun playing in the waves that we ended up staying at the beach until 1:00pm.  We went back to the room and showered up - then headed into Kahului for some lunch (was getting very hungry from splashing around).  We were going to try a sushi place, but by the time we got there, it was 2:30pm, and they are only open for lunch until 2:00pm (Dang-it!).  This seems to be a recurring theme on this trip - not being able to find a sushi place that is open when we feel like it.

Since we had to be back at our condo at 4:00pm (to be picked up for our sunset cruise) - we decided to go back to Da Kitchen for some lunch.  Randy got some teriyaki chicken and I got garlic shrimp fried rice (and shared).  Both were really good - but a lot of food (as usual).  This time, we didn't oink it all down - and instead got the remainder packed up to go.

As we were driving around Kahului, we noticed a truck that said Farmer's Market on it.  So, we went to check it out, and found a place called TJ's Market.  It was an Asian food store, but also had a fish market and various fruit and vegetable vendors inside this warehouse-type building.  There was a good selection, and the produce seemed to be a lot cheaper than other places we have gone to.  Too bad we didn't find this place earlier!  Oh well.  We bought some papaya, mango and a couple of bananas for the next morning's breakfast.  Then we had to head back to the condo to get ready for the cruise.

On the Kai Kanani sunset cruiseWe were booked on a sunset cocktail cruise with Kai Kanani.  The nice thing was that they had a free shuttle for hotels in the Wailea area.  So, we could enjoy as many cocktails as we liked and not have to worry about driving.  We were picked up at 4:00pm, then our van picked up 2 more groups at the Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons (again we were the white trash).  We were dropped off in front of the Makena Beach Resort and we waited for the other guests to arrive.  At 5:00pm, we were told to go down to the beach and get ready to board the catamaran.  It was a beach boarding - so we had to walk through the water to go up some stairs onto the catamaran.  When I phoned to book the trip, the gal warned me to wear something that you can get wet (like a white t-shirt ☺).  So, I just wore some casual clothes.  Which was good - as I got the front of my shorts splashed as I was boarding.  But they dried off quickly. Didn't really care about getting splashed as we were soon going to be fed Mai Tais.

We spent the next 2  hours motoring around (as it wasn't windy enough to sail).  It was an open bar, so we proceeded to have several mai tais.  There was also a pupu (appetizer) buffet with fruit, cheeses, vegetables, shrimp and meatballs.  We cruised around, watched the sunset and then they took us back to land before it got dark.  We were driven back to our condo - where we proceeded to pour ourselves another drink.  We also heated up the leftover fried rice and teriyaki chicken from lunch as the nibblies on the boat didn't fill us up much.  Then we staggered off to bed.

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