Catnapple

by lcjonesla

I don’t usually live this tropical of a life.

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For the past five months, island adventures and tropical themed parties have been the setting for my summer.

After a series of events, we booked a trip to Maui.

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Day One

Jordan likes to relax on the beach with a Mai Tai in hand, while I like to pretend I’m Dora the Explorer/Lara Croft.

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After feeling restless in the sand for an hour, I asked him to make the 40-minute trek for banana bread at a little shack called, Julia’s.

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We drove on the winding road, passing the postcard scenery at every turn.

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Forget The Road to Hana, I created my own adventurous trail.

 

The Road to Julia’s.

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It wasn’t until the double highway turned into a one-way dirt road, where the drive became less romantic, and more nerve-racking.

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The things I do for food.

Was the bread worth Jordan having a panic attack on the highway?

Not really, but watching the experience of a trailer pass us on the above road was priceless.

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Day Two

When I wasn’t on a quest for food, another activity I enjoyed was walking down to the beach to watch the sunrise (who am I).

*~ReFlEcTiOnS~*

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We did enjoy the beach eventually, but then Kendall ruined it.

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She spilled my drink, broke my Giggles bag, and weighed far too much to be carted around.

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Day Three:

We decided to take a snorkel trip to Molokini, and a few other popular spots on a boat titled “Maui Magic.”

The Maui Magic made me have a deep appreciation for our founding fathers who floated over on the Mayflower.
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No cookies tossed, but definitely silence, despair, and dark stares into the deep.

I was rejuvenated after I met a sea turtle, and I swear the turtle looked into my soul and said, “I’m saving you, Lisa.”

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Day Four:

My two favorite Disneyland rides came to life (Jungle Cruise & Indiana Jones) on the Road to Hana.

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Waterfalls, vines, and LUSH greenery with every stop.

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We discovered the Lost Ark in Hana:

The Travaasa Hotel.
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What a gem, and what a cheeseburger.

I did feel guilty after I asked what was the best local item on the menu, and this is what our waitress was referring to…

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Day Five:

After Kendall spilled my drink, we learned our lesson, and brought our reusable cups from the last time we were at the Sheraton.

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Desperate for a refill and a deal, we thought,

“What could they have possibly changed since May? The color of the tops?”

They changed the tops.
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Rats.

They still gave us the refill and the deal, and we enjoyed our last day at the beach.

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So much so, we went into Lahaina, and I purchased four different items with the slogan,

“Catnapple” on them.

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I thought my purchase was funny at the time, my bank account the next AM…not so much.

Mahalo, Maui, and Catnapple to all.

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XX,

Giggles