Monday, August 9, 2010

Maui Monday

Monday started out with good news: Char got on the phone with Air Miles, explained the
rental car situation, and while we were on hold, they called Budget, and located our reservation. It was in their system all along. The reason they couldn't find it was because it was under Michael - the name I go by, which isn't my first name. And when I travel, all of my documentation is under my first name.

So why this reservation was under Michael is a mystery, particularly since the Kona reservation, made at the same time, was correct. But after a quick jaunt back to Budget to deal with the paperwork of voiding out the screwup and returning to our existing reservation, we were back on our way with a rental car that isn't going to cost us hundreds of dollars.

We spent the morning at the pool, where Char met up with a dental hygienist from Toronto. They had a great time swapping stories about their work. I chatted up the husband, an architect, and we talked a lot of politics. It was the only time I've thought about work since being here.

After lunch, it was a short walk down to the beach, which is conveniently located next to the ocean.



The waves were good and the water was warm, even though it was overcast and the wind was fairly cool.



Michelle and I spent about an hour playing in the waves but everyone got in the water for a little bit.



After supper, we walked back down to the ocean to watch the sun set.


Tomorrow: I step outside my comfort zone and step off the edge of mountain. And that's if everything goes according to plan.
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