Aloha from paradise! It’s day 4 of our Maui vacation and I know many of you have been checking out our photo uploads on Facebook. But for the non-fb crowd I figured I would do a quick update on the blog here.
Where we are now
We spent the first night at a hotel near the airport. We are now halfway through our 4 night stay at the Maui Andaz in Wailea. The room and grounds couldn’t be any more beautiful! The service has also been very friendly and helpful. Of course it’s even sweeter knowing that the $30 daily valet fee is all we’re paying for our stay here! (More on that later, in the full trip report.)
We’re on the dry side of the island. The weather usually comes from the northeast and drops its rain on the mountainside. There’s no moisture left when the air gets over the hill, meaning sunny skies most of the time for the south and west sides. Rain showers are frequent but rarely last longer than an hour.
. . . Except for this week. Maui and most other Hawaiian islands have had an unusual amount of rain the last few days. Yesterday it rained most of the day here, which is very unusual based on what everyone has been saying.
Despite the weather, we’re having a great time! When it rains, the smart people all pile into the hot tub. In fact, I’ve already had some good points and miles discussions with some fellow enthusiasts in that hot tub. Great minds think alike!
Today is looking a bit sunnier. Nicoleen is already out by the pool, sipping orange juice. I’m not going to keep her waiting any longer.
So long for now! Aloha!