Wow Wee Maui
We decided to fly out of Phoenix for several reasons, at the time it saved us $400 plus we had two extra pair of hands to take care of Etta if need be. My parents took their time share to Maui this year and asked us to join them. Heck, how could we turn them down?
Etta did pretty well flying over with minimal crying. We arrived in Maui Friday evening (3 hours behind Vegas local time) and saw a fire on the island as we flew over. At baggage claim we were told that the only road to the west side of the island was closed due to the fire. Wow, that’s where 75% of the tourists head to on Maui. It took us 2 hours to get our rental car. Understandably so, those that needed to turn in their rentals were stuck on the other side of the fire while all of us wanted our rentals. We decided to have dinner in hopes that the road would open. It took us 3 ½ hours to go 20 miles. Poor dad had to drive that while all of us cat-napped. When we got to the resort, they pushed an ancient metal crib into our room. Dear lord I suspect that thing was recalled in the 60’s. We didn’t know this until we were checking out, but they charged us for using it! I seriously needed to take a picture of it because it was incredible. Etta would roll to her stomach and hit metal rungs. What a piece of crap.
Fire Blocking the Road to Lahaina
My backside was feeling better the next day so I ventured to parasail. It was fun and extremely serene. During that time my parents and Eric we watching Etta on the beach and having fun with the waves. Unfortunately the waves won! My mom got beached. Let me explain. She was having fun playing in the water at first but then she got pounded so many times that she finally started taking on sand in her swimsuit. She finally took on so much sand she couldn’t get up. My dad and another guy on the beach had to help her up. Her suit hung down to her knees. My dad had to take a knife and cut the inner lining out to get the many pounds of sand out of her suit. I wish I was there to witness that! Everyone was so tired or beat up that night we did take out pizza!