Despite me being sick, we are having a blast on Maui.
Believe it or not, I have been sick since last Tuesday night. I had to leave work early on Wednesday. I lay in bed all day with a severe sore throat and feverish body on Thursday. I was still not feeling well enough to see kids on Friday, but had to return to work to finish things up before our vacation.
Even with a hugely stuffed up nose, none of this matters. Because, I am here on vacation for our 5th anniversary. We arrived here without a hitch. Rented a car, bought groceries at Costco (as recommended by numerous people including a popular guidebook), and drove to our condo. The view from the balcony is to die for:
The photo doesn’t do it justice. All day long, the lighting and color of the ocean change. This is a picture in the morning. We sat in the balcony and ate our breakfast looking at the ocean. Before I woke up, I could hear all the birds chirping and the sound of the waves. This is so drastically different from our life in California.
We could have chosen a restaurant with a great view but so-so food for our anniversary dinner. We eventually chose good food over a view. We were not disappointed.
The spicy tuna tacos, the steak appetizer, and our fish of the day entrees were all so tasty that the dinner was very memorable.
The night ended with a wonderful shave ice:
The next day, we sat on the beach in the morning. The breeze, the warm sand, and the cool ocean water made it a perfect morning:
When we were saving up money for this trip, we had always called it our “babymoon”. I saw plenty of pregnant ladies on the plane on our way here. I know that we are nowhere close to that, but we are not sad about not having a baby growing inside of me yet. We are keeping our faith that one day we’ll be able to celebrate the growing of our baby in a way as memorable as our trip to Maui.
As for now, I’ll savor every bite of raw fish I can enjoy here on Maui for the next six days.