Apparently, my sense of direction is excellent going to our upcountry bungalow, but not when leaving. I said to Jess “I think we are going around in a circle”. The next thing I know, I see the same grey horse that I passed five minutes earlier. Good thing he was standing in the same place, however, not good to have a point of reference be something that can move.
Once we turned ourselves around, we were able to make it down the mountain. I knew we were going in the right direction when I saw the Cook Pine trees. These were trees that sailors planted to use for masts if they needed.
The other time we got lost, but it wasn’t my fault. Siri said turn right and I knew I should have turned left. Was in the wrong lane so was forced to go straight. My mistake was turning into a neighborhood thinking I’d find my way out. When I asked her “directions to Kihei”, Siri said “directions to key hey….. I’d be happy to give you directions, where would you like to go?”. Not sure which is more annoying, her circular answers or her glib replies. There was a time, she amused me. Now, not so much.
In true Maui time, we picked up Jini and headed to Mokopu beach park At first, Jess would only sit on the grass. Once she saw Jini swimming, it gave her more confidence to get closer to the water. From where we sat, we were able to see a huge shadow moving off the shore. It was a very large sea turtle! Maybe we will be lucky again and will see another up close.
This morning, we set off to watch the windsurfers, but only found surfers.
I’ve been using tiny SFY a little bit. It may be tiny, but it is mighty! I don’t know why, but I find it easier to model with this device than I do the mini iPad. Jess can use both, but is more comfortable with her mini, but that is probably because I don’t let her use my phone! There is too much to explore and she has a penchant for shopping.
From there, we tried another beach, but it was sand blasting. Decided to head home. The rain started as soon as we were in front of Charlies in Paia. We hung out with Kathy & Mr. O before heading to Makawao to meet Miss Evy at Pollis. (they have ono nachos). We then stopped at Evy’s house before heading back. to Haiku. Needed to leave before dark. The roads up-Country are very confusing and much too easy to get lost. I’ve already proven I’m good at that.
It’s been such a fun girls retreat, I might not want to come home.. there’s still so much to see and explore.
Jess has been an exceptional travel partner. And here I was worried she’d have problems adjusting to the time zone. I don’t know if her being a California girl has anything to do with it, but she seems to be easily adjusting to island life. She may not want to return home either…. stay tuned.