It was shortly after our zipline tour on Wednesday, just as he realized I had a big hike in Waimea Canyon scheduled for the next day and then we were flying to Maui at 7am on Friday so we could get an early start on the drive to Hana, oh and by the way didn’t he know that the zipline day WAS a rest day because all we had to do was show up at 11:00 and the rest of it was taken care of for us, that Steve started referring to our vacation as a death march. There is so much to see, and neither of us are lay-on-the-beach-for-days kind of people, so I had booked us pretty full when planning this trip. Obviously a day of rest was in order, but we had to plow through until after the horseback ride.
Our first full day in the Lahaina area was just that. We slept in and then drove to Lahainatown to walk along Front Street for a few hours, taking in the sights and window shopping.
I got a couple of new Aloha shirts, but that was it. We also stopped by Banyan Tree Park to observe the extraordinary tree. Planted in 1873 this single tree stands over 60 feet high, has 12 major trunks in addition to a huge core, and stretches over a 200-foot area.
After that, we went to Whalers Village Shopping Center, got some big-ass ice cream sundaes, and started to stroll along the beach path behind the shopping center. The day topped off with a fantastic and huge Italian dinner. Not much to report on this day, but it was certainly a nice change of pace from the previous vacation days.
Oh, and now that our condo is oceanfront and WEST-facing, here is the sunset from the lanai.