Hmmm. Maybe if I changed the "a" to "e" and it came out looking like this: I got leid on Maui. Whoops! There it is, that's the right spelling.
(Sorry, just couldn't resist that old tee shirt joke.)
"What a diff'rence an "a" makes,
Twenty-six little letters....."
(Do I owe my apology to Sarah Vaughn, or was it Ella who sang that song?)
So, when Bruce and Betsey met me at the Kahului airport Saturday afternoon, Betsey lei-d me in white tuberose and purple somethings. This was the real thing, not the plastic or fabric flower leis from the gift shop at the airport. These were heavy, succulent, intensely aromatic tropical flowers.
No, these are not my new Sarah Palin glasses. This is to show you my real lei.
I gladly turned over the hand-carry satchel containing nine pounds of frozen reindeer sausage to Bruce, and off we went to.............Costco. Maui Costco: pineapples $2.47 cents EACH! Not per pound. Each!
Other than the equine bonding workshop yesterday with the sleeping beauty Makane, below is where I've spent most of my hours the past two days, reading a trashy mystery novel, and soaking up some Vitamin D. That yellow file next to the Coke Zero? That's what I am supposed to be studying. It's full of printed lessons from The Pioneer Woman's blog--lessons on aperture, ISO and all that stuff that I want to know about my Nikon DSLR before I go into the crater. I haven't opened it yet.
And this is the timeshare condo where I'm staying in Kihei.
These egrets are shy about having their pictures taken. There's one here at the condo that disappears when I pull out my camera. This one was several blocks away, and also made for the bushes when I paused.
Oh, yeah, forgot this was here. This was a glass of light draft beer. $3.95. I swear it looked like a gallon. When I left the cafe, it was down only an inch.
This is why there wasn't much beer consumed. The three taco combo for $13.95, with fresh pico de gallo and fresh cilantro, and tender, tender soft flour tortillas. I ate the carne asada taco first, as it's my favorite. I made it halfway though the mahi-mahi and shredded cabbage taco, then picked out the last piece of fish and left the rest. I felt like I owed the pollo (chicken) taco a taste. It, too, was good, but by then I was so full, I needed to escape the presence of food. You can tell by the full basket of chips that I hadn't ruined my appetite with them.
Before I give you today's sunset (surprise, you get two photos tonight), I need to leave a message for Ranger Ted.
And now for tonight's sunset....
And a little later....
Tomorrow I leave the hot coast and drive upland to Kula where it's cooler. (Yes, it's cooler in Kula, ...la dee dee, dee-dee.... There's a song for Arthur Godfrey in there somewhere.)
Coming soon: naked sugar, fresh from Maui.