Muse by David Teitsma

My attempt to understand and be understood.

2.08.2009

Maui – Day 1

Wow, what a beautiful place! It’s warm, sunny, and green. None of which can describe Michigan right now.

There are doors at the front of the hotel but the rest is all open which no outside walls at some places. Our hotel room looks out at the ocean, and the pool. The palms from the lawn provide shade for our room while we look down at the suspension bridge across the huge pool. Everything is green and meticulously cared for.

Today we had a big day planned, but we postponed it so that we could just relax and explore the area.  We woke up early because of jet lag, so I explored the hotel and the path along the beach.

We started off the day with breakfast at Moose. Afterwards we strolled around Lahaina and took in our surroundings.

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The water is beautiful especially as the shoreline is trimmed with beautiful green bushes, trees, and palms.

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In the city square, there is a Banyan Tree that is huge. The limbs branch out and then put roots into the ground and then more branches come out of the ground.

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After we strolled around we went up the coast to the North end of the island. We took our time and stopped a lot, taking in the beauty. I would have loved to sit on this beach and just read a book while taking breaks to watch the surf.

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At one point, there were dozens of surfers waiting out in the surf waiting to catch a wave.

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The sunsets are beautiful and leave a wonderful golden tint on everything.

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We went to Hulu Grill | Barefoot Bar for dinner, which is located along the shore with a wonderful view. It’s fun just relaxing, taking in the view and eating.

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