The much anticipated, and dreaded, day finally arrived. Our marathon flights began at 7:30 am, 3:30 Hawaii time. All started ok---we made it from STL - DFW on time and looked like we'd leave there on time, too. But, of course, that wasn't going to happen! After teasing us with a plane at the gate and announcing boarding soon, they decided to check out the plane and found mechanical problems. For some reason, they think the brakes should not have a hydraulic leak. So they ended up pulling the plane and sending us to another gate. 3 hours late (resulting in about 5 hours layover instead of 2), we were finally on our 8 1/2 hour non-stop flight to Maui.
At least the views from the plane were somewhat interesting.
Tuesday, Feb. 19:
Figuring we would be awake early, we agreed to do the "owner update" at 7:30 am in exchange for a $100 certificate for an excursion. That went quickly and easily --- 45 minutes and we were out of there. Considering it was in the unit below ours, it was quick and easy to get to also!
Their excursion presentation was starting soon after we finished the update, so we listened to it, too. Turned out to be a good thing---we won the buy one, get one free coupon to the luau at the Hyatt. So we used the $100 certificate from the update to buy the other one. Free luau for us!!! So next Monday we're off to a luau.
Back at the room, I took a few pictures of our room--and put them together in a rough pan: Here I was standing by the lanai door.
another rough pan from the middle of the room looking left towards the sliding doors to the lanai and around to the front door at the right: master bedroom to the right of the sliding lanai door, kitchen in the middle, 2nd bedroom to the left of front door, 2nd bathroom left of 2nd bedroom.