After being out so late last night it would be expected that we would sleep in, but no – we were again up just as soon as it started to get light.
For a change we decided to eat breakfast rather than just have coffee. We went back to Cheeseburger in Paradise to get their great breakfast – 2 eggs, hashbrowns, & toast with coffee/tea for $5.99, which is a great deal. Today I decided to try guava juice. It is sweet, but not too much. I think I have found a new favorite! It is easy to find here, but will it be easy to find at home? That remains to be seen.
As we sat waiting for our food, I couldn’t help but notice one of the homeless men who seem to live in the park under the banyan tree in Lahaina. I’m not sure why what I saw touched my heart so much. Someone had given him a simple bar of soap and he was taking a bath and washing his clothes with it in the ocean. He was so delighted with his gift and was swimming like a young kid though the water. Something simple and it made his day.
We spent the rest of the day relaxing at the condo, taking naps and just hanging around. We wanted to be well rested for the dinner cruise that Stan had purchased before we left. I was a little apprehensive because of getting so sick on the submarine ride yesterday. As we were standing in line waiting to board, my stomach was turning. I did not want to ruin this when we had been looking forward to it for so long.
We spent the entire time up on the top deck with good reason. It was an absolutely gorgeous, perfect weather evening. There was a light breeze, blue sky and puffy white clouds.
We left at 5:30 and motored out about a mile from the shore. Then we turned and headed north going about 1-2 miles an hour. During the cruise we went as far as Kanapali before turning around and coming back. That was exactly enough time for the meal. It was very peaceful and relaxing to sit and watch the shoreline change and have the breeze blow on you.
The first course was a salad that had lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, nuts, and cranberries in it with a vinaigrette dressing. It was very good. Sorry – Both Stan and I ate it before we remembered to take a picture of it! (We are still getting the hang of taking pictures of everything like our kids.)
Next, they brought out the complimentary mai tai. I know that is THE Hawaiian drink, but I’d rather have something else. One of my co-workers told me to drink one for her – well you know who you are and I tried – but could not. I think they had other things at the bar, but I was needing to sit down to keep my stomach under control. I didn’t really want anything else.
Next they brought out our entree. Stan had prime rib and I had a macademia nut crusted mahi mahi.
As we were eating our meal, we had the most amazing sunset I have ever seen! “The heavens were declaring the glory of God” in a huge way! I tried to get it all in one picture and and couldn’t. But these pictures shows a portion of how beautiful the sky looked with the colors stretching completely across the sky.
I spent most of my time taking pictures of the sunset while Stan waited patiently for me to finish. The man who was providing entertainment by singing told us that there was going to be a full moon that would come up as soon as the sunset was over.
Full moons are important to Stan and I because we unknowingly got married on a full moon. So we sort of celebrate our wedding every time we have a full moon. When the singer announced there was going to be a full moon, I looked at Stan because I thought he had chosen the day on purpose – but he said he had not.
So then Stan had to patiently wait again while I tried to take pictures of the full moon. I finally even got out of my seat trying to get a picture and got caught in a picture.
But I finally got a good shot.
the boat moved!
It was a wonderful night. good food, good company, wonderful God who provided the amazing displays of nature.