We’re continuing to lay in supplies for our month here in Maui. You might wonder why it has taken us so long to do so. Well, we’re all struggling with jet lag and are trying to organize our store visits in the most efficient way possible. For example, today we went to the only Costco on the island (about a 40-minute drive away from our condo). There we found good supplies of things such as snack food, fruit, veggies, meat, a gigantic pizza we’re going to have for supper, cereal, milk and POG! We loaded six gallons of POG into our cart since each jug was about a dollar cheaper than elsewhere. At one point, as I stood by the cart waiting for the others, a local guy walked by and commented that he’d never seen so much POG in one place before. I laughed and said we just didn’t want to have to come back. And we don’t! That Costco is at least as crowded and busy as the one we go to in Scarborough. Another item we picked up were two BBQ’d chickens. They were about twice as heavy as the ones at home and only $4.99! We’ve since heard a couple of jokes about the price of Costco chickens.
Later, we took a walk on the beach across the street from our resort. Kamaole Beach 3 is a popular beach with locals and tourists alike. It has a lifeguard, showers, public bathrooms, picnic tables, large areas of lawn overlooking the sea and, of course, a beautiful sand beach.
Overall, we’re finding our adjustment to this time zone slow. It is especially difficult for Mom and the Kid. I expect we’ll continue to take it pretty easy over the next few days, so don’t expect us to be engaging in any wild adventures!