This was the infinity pool at our resort. The idea being that as you sit in the pool you get the feeling that the ocean and the pool become one. I also met a guy who grew up in Minot while hanging out here. He now lives in Seattle.
The Road to Hana is an interesting tour around the island of Maui. I should say “interesting.” It’s really long and winding. It’s a constant zig-zagging of roads. I have high praise for our driver on this seven hour tour. But the trip offers breathless views of the ocean and countryside. It really was quite remarkable. Having said that, it’s not for everyone. I will file that away under “been there, done that.” Let us never speak of the Road to Hana again. Keen observers will notice that there is a Zorbaz bumper sticker on the sign. Zorbaz is the well-known pizza and Mexican joint which has numerous locations in the Detroit Lakes region. I thought that was pretty cool.
The coolest stop along the Road to Hana is the Black Sand Beach. The sand is black. The rocks are black. Everything is black. I didn’t pay attention but I think it had something to do with a volcano or something. It was really a sight to see.
Hawaii’s big secret: They love Spam. Every store has multiple display cases like this. That’s a lot of Spam. I told one Hawaiian I met that Spam comes from Minnesota. He just looked at me kind of funny.
In summary: everyone should go to Maui. And go with friends. Also, bring money. Aloha.