Tuesday, May 19, 2009

maui- day 1

a few simple words sum up our first day. well, at least through my eyes.

1 TRAVEL
first by plane. then by jeep. that's gar behind the alamo dude.
6:45 am
leave our house
5 pm pull into the westin parking lot






2 CLOUDS & Sunshine
instantly we noticed the clouds around the mountain.
they were only on the mountain. everywhere else, the
sun shone beautifully- and through a canopy of trees.
i swear this is the garden of eden.







3 lobby
are you kidding me? i was taken off guard completely.
i don't think i've ever seen an outside lobby. amazing.
breathtaking. after an exhausting day of travel, it truly
took my breath away.
it also held a fun little tidbit i noticed later...






4 our balcony
oh my! you mean i get to wake up to this each
morning?!? where do i sign? oh yeah, i already
did. :) the balcony itself was gorgeous. i loved
the curves. i want to thank the architect. what
a genius. and when the sun danced off it... wow.



















5 DRINKS!!!
we met everyone downstairs at sunset for appetizers
and drinks. it was a fun way to mingle.
i never knew i would come to love the
phrase 'open bar'. virgin pina coladas and strawberry
daqs were the first. then the bar tender opened our
virgin eyes to a whole world of tropical drinks. passion
fruit, 50/50, and my favorite, LAVA FLOW. oh mama.
we were steps from the ocean and the sunset was magnificent.
it was pure heaven.






day 2 is on it's way! click on the pics for a better view!

6 comments:

Jill said...

I love it!! Yes, it was pure Heaven. It went by a little too fast. Hey if you get a sec will you email me the pic of us by the sunset. Awesome job on the railing pics :)

linda said...

Looks wonderful, glad you and your hubby got to get away. Someday we want to go, wont be soon enough though!

connie s.miles said...

Ames - the photos are fabulous! I want more! Don't stop.

Logan, Melissa, and Miles said...

Once again... I'm jealous! So fun! Keep updating!! Love all the fun pics!

Meredith said...

Seriously. So. Jealous.

Do keep updating so that I can have glimpeses of a gorgeous place to dream of...

Rhonna Farrer said...

eeee! yes. i can't wait to hear more about it!
this is fab!
love it!
xo