On Friday, we tried to get to Maui. Instead, we spent 24 hours in LA, courtesy of American Airlines. This is outside LAX, as we were waiting for transport to our courtesy hotel. Thanks, AA. Hibiscus in LA are not the same as hibiscus in Hawaii. Location, location, location!On Saturday, we were the last two bodies loaded onto a Delta flight. We were in Maui in time for lunch. I spy Penny, I spy Dampa!
For dinner, we went to the magic show at Warren & Annabelle's, in Lahaina. If you are ever on Maui, it is a must see. I haven't laughed so hard in years. I can't remember much of what was said or done, but it was a massively cathartic experience. I highly recommend it!
On Sunday, we woke up and looked out our window. Instead of being "mountainside" of the Westin, we were upgraded to poolside. On the second floor, we directly overlooked the waterfall, complete with flamingos.
Maui Ocean Center. The aquarium is small (compared to Monterey), but it has a special sea turtle exhibit and lots of colorful local fish.
Penny insisted that all of the fish were flying. We were in the tunnel, under the shark tank. When this diver flew over us, she totally freaked, "No like it! Don't like it! I'm done!" and she headed out the exit at top speed. There was no convincing her of any reason to stay.This trigger fish is seen everywhere. It's called humuhumu-nukunuku-apua‘a. Yeah. Say that 10 times fast! It's also referred to as the "sea pig."