Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Napili Bay

After the second night home and feeling completely out of whack time wise and spending more time on the phone than I did on the plane, I'm starting to realize that it's ridiculously cold here. Yesterday I put one of the cute little tops on that was purchased for the vacation, added a sweater and was determined to acknowledge the arrival of spring. Half way through the day, I changed into something more in keeping with the thermometer.
This is where we stayed in Maui. Oh bliss. Um, sorry that the picture is a bit blurry. We went for a bit of a drive one day and I took pictures of quite a few resort signs so that later I could check them out on the Internet. As we drove by our own resort I took a picture of our sign as we were racing through the small windy resort area. My beloved had a hard time slowing down his driving, still thinking he was in a hurry for something. We never really did pin down what that was. We tried.

Our room was actually facing Honokeana Bay which is right next to Napili Bay. Click here to see a map if you are interested as well as a virtual tour. We kept a pretty close eye on the swanky houses across from us and while Terry bemoaned the fact that we forgot our binoculars to watch the many many many whales that where on their way to Canada, I also felt sad that I couldn't see what I wanted to see a bit closer. Am I bad?
Every day we did the same thing. We slept till we were done, made a big pot of coffee, ate our Raisen Bran for obvious reasons, sat on our lanai till we were done, and then slathered ourselves in sunscreen and I picked up the two towels, Terry picked up the two beach chairs and the bag containing the daily reads and water bottles and we headed to the beach.


Or the pool.
At precisely noon. . . (according to the position of the sun). . .(unbelievable how accurate we were) ... . we would go in for lunch. This was a variety of tasty treats.
We had nachos, quessadillas, wraps, egg salad sandwiches, salads and usually some fruit salad.
Oh and a cookie. . .one cookie everyday for lunch dessert .. .no matter where we are.

At some point in the day we usually went to the market to buy some more food.
We had planned to eat most dinners out but with the view we had of the sunset from our lanai we opted to more often than not either go and bring dinner home or throw something on the grill. (I'll show eating pictures tomorrow)

Mid afternoon was pineapple drink time.

I have these pictures a little out of order.
Pretend now that we are still talking about what we do in the morning.
This is the actual Napili Bay.
This is how we set up our little camp to read and as the tide would move in we would move farther up the beach. My favorite ocean swimming days where when the waves were exceptionally wild.

If we didn't sit at the beach we went to the point where Honokeana By meets Napili Bay.
There was a small bit of shade there that we parked ourselves under the one wide tree.


If you see that wider tree in the center of the picture, that is where we sat.

Below that was a rocky area that was quite fun to poke around in. It was good to stretch once in a while and see what was lurking under the rocks.
I did think of the Bloggy Walking club and I even counted the number of steps once in a while. I was glad that I didn't bring my pedometer, it would have been a sad state of affairs.

This was the nicest sunset we had. Some nice person offered to take our picture.
So, I'll leave you for today.
If you haven't taken a vacation .. . . with the one you love .. . just the two of you . ..
for quite some time .. . .
by the time I'm done with my vacation account .. .
you'll be wondering why not.
Last summer we camped in a tent, this spring we stayed at a resort, in the end, the result is the same,
being alone .. . .together.
Have a wonderful day my friends, I'm still doing office work, and laundry.
Yesterday I didn't even do a decent walk, and I hope that I'll get to it today.


25 comments:

  1. I am green with envy!
    Oh...what bliss....a beach, fruity drinks, a book.....I'm really not that hard to please!

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  2. So glad you had a lovely trip Lovella.

    I really liked how in your encouragement for us to take a vacation you included how the tent option and the resort option have the same good results. Tenting is probably what our future (and budget) holds for quite some time. So we will enjoy that to the full.

    Aimee

    ps. I made paska for Easter - I will post on my blog about it. Let's just say I was feeling like quite a Mennonite mama and was very pleased with myself.

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  3. I was wondering how long it has been since you vacationed without friends and family bouncing in. It is good to drop off the edge of the earth for a bit.

    Laura has been to Napili Bay and agrees that it is gorgeous!

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  4. Sounds blissful! And it sounds like our resort routine exactly...we used to go out for dinners, but now prefer to throw something simple on the grill. It's all about the beach...books...and togetherness.

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  5. Ah, drinking, sipping, allowing the senses to meditate on the multi-facets of life is truely a pleasure indeed. Glad together you were able to experience the slow pace of time, but also pleased to know Terry hadn't lost it all and was able to speed-drive as usual. :)

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  6. Ahhh, this looks so nice! I suspected it looked like Hawaii by the ocean and the rocks. I've never been, but someday Doc will have to take me to repay me for suffering through all these moves! ;)

    I'm sitting on my (Florida) lanai with my feet up, with the laptop and being thankful for a wireless Internet connection! The house is filled with boxes being filled, labeled, and stacked by three energetic young men.

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  7. Oh it looks WONDERFUL!!!! What a beautiful place!!!! Maybe these lovely memories will keep you going through the rest of the cold days back home -- it's freezing down here today and snowing a bit too! Where is Spring?

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  8. Love your photos, Lovella!!!
    What REALLLY makes me smile is the 'young couple' in the gorgeous sunset photo. I remember when I was a child and went to someone's 25th wedding anniversary I wondered why they bothered... they seemed sooooo OLD !! and now I look at you celebrating your 30th and think you are sooooo YOUNG !!!

    I'm so glad you had a good time.. and I agree .. no matter where you are or what you are doing its all about togetherness !!

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  9. Love your photos, Lovella!!!
    What REALLLY makes me smile is the 'young couple' in the gorgeous sunset photo. I remember when I was a child and went to someone's 25th wedding anniversary I wondered why they bothered... they seemed sooooo OLD !! and now I look at you celebrating your 30th and think you are sooooo YOUNG !!!

    I'm so glad you had a good time.. and I agree .. no matter where you are or what you are doing its all about togetherness !!

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  10. wow, looks amazing! Am happy for you to have that wonderful time away!!

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  11. Oh how very lovely. I'm in Washington right now and you are right girl. It is brrr cold here these days! I'm dressed like an eskimo. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Napili Bay is fabulous...

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  12. Oh bliss!!! How beautiful it is there. Maybe next year. This year we're off to one of our favorite relax zones! I will look over to the spot where you sat last year:) We are so blessed to both be celebrating 30 years with the guys we so love. We will celebrate together our shared 30th around our camp fires this summer. What a hoot! Our Mom's would be lov'in this! Kathy

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  13. How divine Lovella! We sure have been cold here. That nice week-or-so in Feb was such a tease...we haven't even come close again!
    Your pictures are beautiful. I could so use a trip to relax and soak in the sun right about now!

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  14. I'm ready to pack! Absolutely beautiful and soooooo romantic. My hubby and I will be off to the coast for a couple of days for my birthday in May. Can't wait! But after seeing your pics I'm thinkin' Hawaii looks really nice for the 24th anniversary later in the year. Hmmmmm ... Thanks for inspiring!

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  15. oh my,

    happy sigh . . .

    what a romantic sunset picture.

    My dh and I are going to London - no beaches but hopefully some nice long walks hand in hand.

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  16. This was my first time visiting your blog. Looks like an absolutely wonderful trip. What a great memory. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

    I too am Canadian - what a wonderful break from the cold you had.

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  17. welcome home
    i'm so glad that you had a wonderful time....but it sounds to me you would have a wonderful time regardless where you were if only you were with your beloved mr.t.
    now that is the real celebration.

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  18. What a reminder. I'm still dressed hear in my capri's, wearing two long sleeved shirts just to stay warm.
    We finally also noticed the whales breaching. That was a first for me.
    You didn't bring your pedometer and that was my goal every day, to walk 10,000steps...It's so much fun out there in the warmth...Every day I think of the beauty of the Islands.
    It's good to have you back.

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  19. Welcome back, Lovella! I'm glad that you had an opportunity to get away with your beloved and enjoy your time together.

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  20. Oh how delicious! You are right, it has been far too long since we've vacationed on our own. Sigh. Do you want to watch some kids for a week? :) ha ha
    I have been to Maui once and seeing those pictures makes me ache to return. We stayed in Kihei and it is just endlessly relaxing and beautiful.
    I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful time. Looking forward to the food pics!

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  21. I sure did miss you and your posts. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time away. I love how you encourage us to take a vacation, either in a tent or at a resort, and just enjoy being together... alone! --Amber

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  22. I sure did miss you and your posts. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time away. I love how you encourage us to take a vacation, either in a tent or at a resort, and just enjoy being together... alone! --Amber

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  23. Ohhhhh, it just looks marvelous. Hope that you felt all the stresses and worries of the world slip away as you sat on the beach, enjoyed your swims, enjoyed your grilled suppers... Wonderful!

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  24. I haven't had the privilege yet of vacationing alone with a loved one, but I did just get back from vacationing with loved oneS, so I know how great it can be to get away and not a lot of nothing. Well deserved. :)

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Thank you!