Saturday, November 14, 2009

Maui Wowie!

So last week I spent a week in Kapalua, Maui with my Dad. Let me say that the accommodations were tremendous. I had a great time with the old man.

Our days consisted of a homemade breakfast on the balcony/patio of our 5th story condo at the Ritz Carlton Resort. I admit that I stole several shampoos, soaps, and lotions. I somehow found the strength and left the robe.
After breakfast we got ready in our respective rooms (this is what mine looked like)

and proceeded to our 9:30am tee time at one of the premier golf courses. The Bay Course
Dad teeing off on the 2nd hole. (You're gonna want to keep your drive right.)

The tee box of the 4th hole.This is me putting on the 4th hole.

This might be the 14th or 16th hole. Over the water, up the hill, and in the hole.

and The Plantation Course. The Mercedes Open is a PGA tour stop in January that opens the golf season.

When we finished our golf, we usually ate a light lunch and sat around the pool sippin on Pina Coladas or other various non-alcoholic blended fruit-centric beverages.

The pool was vast and empty which made it very relaxing. There were pool attendants itching for anything to do so when we showed up we had a barrage of towels laid out for us when we got back from a cooling dip in the water.

On Tuesday and Thursday we were treated to deep tissue massages. This was my first experience with massages and now that I know what I am missing I feel like I have missed out on a big part of life. :)

After our massages we'd get cleaned up and ready for dinner. We ate a various array of restaurants where we ate different local fishes and other fine cuisine.

When the trip was coming to a close I had to drop off my dad at the airport at noon and my flight wasn't until 10:30pm. So I went back and golfed 9 more holes, went to the Lahiana Mall and bought my new favorite piece of clothing; a furry lined zip-up hoodie that says Honalua in furry lettering across the front. Since I was on my own at this point I stopped at Panda Express and found a secluded beach area where I ate, watched the sun set and read a few chapters out of the Book of Mormon.
It was quite an experience. I loved every minute of it and didn't really want to leave that life and come back to Utah where it snowed today...

I must thank my Dad for his generosity in taking me out and pampering me more than I probably deserve. But just FYI, I will happily go again if you need some company.

Monday, November 02, 2009

A Bathroom with a View

It's a little tough to see out that window but trust me, its nice. Look for more photos as my trip to Maui progresses.