TH Creative
Writer

Published: January 20, 2009 at 4:06 AM

It's 6 AM. I'm sitting in my office in the construction trailer off International Drive -- where I working as a project manager on the expansion of the new Peabody Tower and convention center.

And I have a broad (but certainly envious) grin across my mug.

The last time I was in Hawaii we stayed at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. Since that visit my personal philosophy has always been "if heaven ain't like Kaanapali I don't wanna go."

Best wishes Mr. Niles. I hope you guys have a fantastic visit in the islands!

Don Neal

Published: January 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM

Looks like an amazing evening Robert. Thanks for sharing. The pictures and descriptions of a much warmer place are nice for us midwestern states buried in snow and ice. :)
Todd Houts

Published: January 20, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Thanks for the update from paradise, Robert. I was last there about 13 months ago. I agree with TH Creative - having stayed on Ka'anapali Beach a couple times myself - that's the heaven I want to eventually visit. Out of curiosity - where on Ka'anapali are you staying? Both of our stays have been at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas (week-long stays picked up from owners via the internet at a great price).
TH Creative
Writer

Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:12 AM

That first picture Robert posts is (I believe) the Ka'anapali Sheraton Resort. I've been snorkling out around that black volcanic rock that is jutting out into the water.

Very nice!

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM

And the point goes to TH! That's the view from our balcony at the Sheraton.
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Nice Pictures!

I bet its better than the Polynesian Resort! LOL

Joshua Counsil

Published: January 20, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Man, 30 degrees F sounds amazing. It was -22 deg. F a couple of days ago.
Brian Emery

Published: January 20, 2009 at 9:36 PM

Thanks
You Lucky B&^%$#...
Have Fun...
Erik Cobbs

Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:46 PM

Robert,

Glad you are enjoying Maui. Have you been to Hana, Maui? It is a breath taking trip that words can not describe.

Don't forget Oahu. You could watch all the ground construction at the new Disney resort in Ko Olina? I live about 15 minites away, if I hit all the traffic lights.

Robert when you go to bed, don't forget that fat blanket. It could get as low as 65 degrees tonight.

TH Creative
Writer

Published: January 21, 2009 at 4:29 PM

That road to Hana is fun on the ride out -- where you can visit the beautiful Seven Sacred Pools.

But the ride back on that same road is just a big ol' pain!

Monty Sanders

Published: January 24, 2009 at 9:21 AM

My wife and I have been to Maui twice and have explored the whole island. We love it. Its the most relaxing place I've ever been. From scuba diving to horseback riding in Haleakala crater, It's natures theme park!
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

I wanted to add one tip for folks staying on Ka'anapali Beach: The ABC Store in Whalers Village. We brought everything we needed for the week in two carry-ons, and bought toothpaste, sunscreen, etc. at the ABC Store (for reasonable prices).

It was cheaper to buy the sunscreen, etc. in Maui than it would have been to pay United's fee for checked bags to bring it with us. (There's also a Safeway and Longs Drugs off Hwy. 30 in Lahaina if you wish to stop on your way to Ka'anapali.) Something to keep in mind.