Aloha, we just got back on Monday night. Here goes my TR.
When we arrived to the FS they showed us to our room...in the Ginger wing, hadn't been in that wing before. We were not happy with that room, felt like we were way, way, out in nowhere land. My husband asked if they could please move us closer to the main area, pool etc. They did without any problem. They moved us to 2305 Plumeria wing....soooo much better...upgraded us to partial ocean view which is great. We were nice and close to the pool as well. Ordered room service and went right to bed, long travel day from Toronto! Sat. woke up to a bright sunny day. Spoke to Mike Carroll in the lobby...we got talking and he said "where are you from"...I said "Toronto"...he then said "are you LUV MAUI?? And of course we chatted for quite some time. Very nice man. The dolphins came into the bay on Sat. and that was last time we saw them...unusual. Still tired so we hung out at the pool and beach.
Sunday- We hiked to Sweetheart Rock...what a view! Ron took lots of pictures here. Another gorgeous day! We met another couple from Toronto, we have never met anyone there from Toronto before. Had dinner at Lanai City....excellent, all three of us had the ribs. Very nice server there "Cory"..expecting her first baby.
Monday-Ron and Jamie went to the golf course at Manele. Jamie drove the cart and hit some balls off a few of the tees...Ron said she was wacking them...she is only 12! It was a little cloudy and windy. I hung out at the pool mostly, did some walking on the beach. Had dinner in the lounge at Manele...which I love. Great to hear the music.
Tues- was an awful day...weather wise. I have never seen Lanai like this. It was extremely windy, cloudy and quite cool. We went into town and visited DIS and DAT...what a neat store. I could have spent a few hours in there. We then walked from town up to the Lodge...Ron wanted to book a tee time there. The Lodge is nice, but I just don't get staying there...especially when you come from Toronto! Had dinner in the Lounge again.
Wed- Wind is gone, a little cloudy in the am then the sun came out and all was good! Ron and Jamie went to the driving range at Manele to hit balls...mom...read and did the pool thing. We got an invite to the Managers reception and we went to that and met with all the managers. Went into town and had dinner at Pele's for the first time....we loved it! Mark is so nice. We noticed he didn't have any Ontario license plates hanging up so Ron vowed to send him one. He was happy and said we would have to come back to see where he puts it! (I think I could do that)! Thrs.- Ron and Jamie went to Koele..had a 7:10am tee time. Again, she drove the cart (which she loved) and hit off some of the tees. We loved Pele's so much we went back again. Food is great! I met Ron and Jamie there and I was laughing about my shuttle ride into town....I actually saw police set up for DUI..they didn't look too busy as there isn't much traffic! It just looked so funny. Fri- gorgeous day, hot and sunny. We mostly hung out at the pool...the pool attendants are so nice....Gerald is so friendly. Christian one of the servers also so pleasant. We met a lovely older couple from California. He actually played pro baseball in late 1960's...sweet people.
Sat.- Jamie and I went back into town in the morning, back to Dis and Dat...Then back to Manele. We saw lots of whales breaching on Sat. We had heard from a lady that was on the ferry the day or two before....the ferry hit a whale...she said there was so much blood and it had a baby with it..not sure if it survived. Apparently this doesn't happen very often but has had in the past. So sad. Oh, forgot...saw a monk seal on the beach one day. Of course they say you can't go to close...funny thing though....she got in the water and went directly to the people swimming. Put her head right on a guys surf board, tried to hug them with her flippers! It was amazing, she went from one person to the next. Apparently they have moved her a couple of times, took her from Kaui to Molokai and she swam to Manele. They don't like her getting too friendly with the people as she tries to play with them and tends to pull you down with her flippers! Although is smart enough not to do it to the kids!
I also forgot to mention...I ran into Scott form Philly too! We saw each other at the pool. He is probably still there. He arrived a couple of days after us. Okay, Sat. still..our last night. We ended up back at Pele's again....3 times we ate there!
Sunday, woke up to a gorgeous day, did not want to go home! We had pretty much the whole day there so that was nice. The flights home were a disaster. Our flight from HNL was delayed about 2 1/2 hours so that made us miss our connection to Toronto. We were suppose to get into Toronto on Monday around 2:22 pm and didn't get home until 6:30pm. Very tired people...
Sorry for the long winded TR...we had a fantastic time...Ron was feeling very good...weather great except one day!! Miss Lanai already!!