Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Maui Day 2: Kihei Continued

That evening we headed out early for the Five Palms restaurant, to be sure that we did not miss the sunset.  We headed out so early, in fact, that we had plenty of time to do some reading on some borrowed beach chairs:

It was perfect -- great weather, great books (I read Getting Things Done, by David Allen, "light reading"), and then, of course, the highlight of the evening: a great dinner table overlooking the ocean and the sky.

I had some great fish (although next time a waiter asks, I'm going to request pan sauteed instead of grilled, to retain the moistness) and Will had some chicken with coconut forbidden rice.  Nice all around.

On the way home, we decided to stop by Blockbuster to pick up a video.  Blockbuster in Kihei is the smallest, most disorganized store ever; they could not find either of the videos we requested.  However, the employees were very kind and friendly, especially one guy who looked like Hurley from the television show "Lost."  Our Hurley-look-alike offered to first make me a new Blockbuster card, and then followed Will and I around the store, giving advice about which videos to borrow, and which ones were his favorite.  He then regaled us with stories about all his family members in the entertainment business, and finished by saying that he himself had been a radio DJ once.  Amazing.

We ended up watching a Vin Diesel movie, "Babylon A.D.," which was just as mindless and wonderful as I was hoping it would be.  Another packed day in Kihei.