Day 1

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My first view of Maui from the plane

Day 1: Well, here I am in Hawai'i, and the first two days have been great, I'd have to say. I woke up at 2:30 am (after going to bed at 11:00) in order to get to the airport, park, take the shuttle, check-in, and get through security. My flight took off at 6 am, and even though I was in the middle seat, it wasn't too bad. After a short layover in LA, I boarded the plane to Maui. I completely lucked out, and when we started to taxi down the runway, I noticed some empty seats by the window and moved over to claim them. Not only did I have the two seats to myself the whole flight, it was an exit row, with leg room to spare.


I got into Maui at about 11:15, got my bags and my rental car (which ended up being quite a frustrating ordeal), and headed into Lahaina, where Brian lives.

On my way down to check out a beach
I got there around 1, but he was at work, along with his girlfriend and their third roommate, although he had left the door unlocked for me (you need a code to get into the front gate... it's high class). I dropped my stuff off, and headed down to the beach. I spent the afternoon driving around town to get the lay of the land, and checking out a couple beaches, walking in the sand with my feet in the ocean. :) I got caught in the “Lahaina crawl” on the way back to Brian's, but I eventually made it. I took a shower to clean up and we headed into town.


We ate dinner at this little place in town. Maui is expensive! I got the cheapest thing on the menu (a burger and fries) and one beer (Big Wave Ale or something) and ended up shelling out 20 bucks. After getting one more drink at a little place right on the water, we came home and hung out on the back porch. They are so lucky to live in this amazing house! I called it a night around midnight; I'd been up for almost 26 hours at that point, and I was exhausted.

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My first view of Maui from the pla…
My first view of Maui from the pl…
On my way down to  check out a bea…
On my way down to check out a be…
Brians front gate
Brian's front gate
Brians house
Brian's house
The view from the back porch
The view from the back porch
The view from the front
The view from the front
The room Im in
The room I'm in
My convertable PT Cruiser that eve…
My convertable PT Cruiser that ev…
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