Holiday… Day 2

You think I’d have plenty of time to blog given we are working from home this week for the Olympics. However, I have been incredibly busy!

The second day of our holiday kicked off really early! Nothing like jet lag to wake you up at 3:30. I think that was the only time on the entire holiday (6 days) that we turned on the tv! We are in such a habit of not watching tv these days.

I did what I always do each morning on holiday… Open the curtains and step on the balcony (if there is one!). Around 5:30, we saw the most gorgeous sunrise. Such a beautiful sight to start the day.

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At this point, I realised the sun was up and I needed to get moving to get my run in for the morning!

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So, I did! I took off for a 4 mile run ( completed this daily – courtesy of jet lag!). It was an incredibly hilly run! At one point, it was straight up for .75 miles. You guessed it, I found a new route for the next day! πŸ™‚ The views were absolutely gorgeous.

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I finished my run and then headed to breakfast, which was included in our room price and was a gorgeous buffet. You could order banana and macadamia nut pancakes – so in love with those!

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I was finished with breakfast at 8am (that was Billy’s tee time) and had nothing to do until my reformer Pilates lesson at 10:30!

So, I went down to the pool and found the best lounge chair… As you could imagine, I had plenty of options! This was my view until Pilates. Until then, I read the newspaper (WSJ and Financial Times).

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After Pilates, I came right back to this spot where I would sit (and snooze) until 4pm!

I recently read an article in the Daily Mail. They talked about the top 10 things couples argue about on holiday (we only disagreed about 6 of the 10, thank goodness!).

You see, Billy likes ‘active’ holidays… Me, not so much! Some might think sitting on a lounge chair from 8am until 4pm sounds horrible. Me, I think that is pure bliss! We’ve gone on holiday with these two other couples in the past… Love it! He has golf buddies and I have pool/spa/beach buddies! πŸ™‚ It is all about balance!

We then headed off to Lahaina where we had dinner reservations at 6:30pm for the Hula Grill! It was SO good. Although, I would have been happy just having my appetiser and dessert… But, I had all three courses! The real kicker was the ocean front seating they gave us!

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The shades opened up and gave way to gorgeous views! Thankfully, they kept the shades down until the sun was no longer in our eyes.

Here was my appetiser: Ahi tuna and avocado tacos! Main: locally caught fish and risotto; Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake!

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During dinner, this was the incredible sunset!

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Such wonderful food and gorgeous views… Oh yes, and wonderful company! You guessed it… After a 3am wake-up and much exercise coupled with eating, I crashed.

Kind of funny story. We had a wake-up call scheduled for 7am. Given we were up so early, we both set off for our day. I forgot to cancel the wake-up call and was mortified at the message when I came back to the room to change after Pilates! They went through their normal procedure when that doesn’t happen, which they call ‘potential missing person!’ They had security come to our room and then watched camera footage to make sure we had both come out of the room and were okay! Yikes!!!

That was day 2 of holiday! A kind of busy, but kind of not busy day! What do you prefer: active holiday, do nothing holiday, or a happy mix?

~Karen

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4 Responses to Holiday… Day 2

  1. Arlene says:

    Happy Mix is good but there is absolutely nothing wrong with sunrise, sunset, lounge chairs and wonderful food. It kind of depends also if I’ve been to that place before. Everything on your trip looks incredible but change that 4 mile run to a 2 mile walk for me!

  2. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful place. I like the Happy Mix too, but a nice relaxing time would be VACATION for me! Right now I think a lovely hotel room with a nice view like that and nothing but room service would be perfect! The banana and macadamia nut pancakes sound absolutely wonderful!!

  3. Jim says:

    I’d like an active day, much more active than my retired life day at home.
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    If you would have told me about your food then I would have asked for a doggie bag. It all looks soooo good. I’m with Mom, a two-mile walk would be very fine for me.
    Love you, Dad
    ..

  4. Susie says:

    Holidays? Vacations? I can’t stand them. They feel so unproductive. I prefer to stay home and work on personal projects. Unless I can bring my piano along.

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