We started the trip right, with free beer at the hotel in Syracuse where we left our car (good show, comfort suites!) and dress shopping for my brothers wedding. And then at 2:00 this morning a wind storm came through that made the vent in the bathroom slam continually and then the hotel lost power. Strange thing, being in a hotel with the lights out…no elevators, no key codes… But anyway we got the van to the airport and after a looong but uneventful day of being in planes we have arrived in Maui!
Our friend picked us up from the airport (and gave us the most amazing smelling fresh flower leis) and we stopped at a surf spot on our way and, totally amazingly watched turtles surface right amongst the surfers, and saw a whale just outside the break blowing his spout. Incredible.