Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Day Four - Moving to Wailea

One of the reasons we were able to travel to Hawaii was also because Mike has some work operations here. He flew here for work so I built a family trip around that. Today and the next two days he needed to travel to each of the main Hawaiian islands for work while the kids and I hung out at the Residence Inn in Wailea. We had to get up early this morning and pack up and drive the 45 minutes to Wailea so Mike could unload us and then drive back up to the airport to catch his flight to the Big Island.

The Residence Inn had only been open a week. Everything was brand new, clean, and smelled of new carpet and paint. I hauled our luggage up to our room and unpacked. It was a good size for our family, two queen beds and a large pull out sofa. We also had a full kitchen which was nice! There is a Whole Foods on Maui right near the airport so I had Mike stop there on his way back this day to stock us up on food to grill as well as some produce and other items we needed for the next couple of days.
The Residence Inn, Wailea

After the kids and I unpacked, we had the hotel shuttle driver drive us to Monkeypod Kitchen, an ecclectic restaurant I had read about and had been wanting to try. It was a short distance from the hotel but it was also uphill and very hot so we opted for the comfy ride!

I loved my meal of pork tacos and the kids raved about the fries and chicken wings. The kids also enjoyed "real" sodas, made with natural cane sugar. I also had to try the pie that is raved about so I got a slice of coconut pie to go. It was delicious!
Lunch at Monkeypod,delicious!

Once back, we swam for a bit in the large pool - compared to the other resort this pool was very quiet! After a while we tried the putting green and then Mike came home and we grilled out for dinner.
Playing on the putting green

Once we were settled for the night, we realized our air conditioner wasn't working! So, late at night, we had to pack everything up and move to a new room. It was a pain, of course, but at least we had a/c!

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