Yes, I am aware that I have two posts in a row partially titled “Happy Anniversary.” It really was though!
Originally we’d planned to go for dinner to celebrate, but instead we went for breakfast at the Five Palms at Mana Kai, where we had breakfast on our wedding day last year. It’s located right next to the beach, so it was the perfect place for us! We all ended up having pancakes: the plain kid’s pancakes for Symphony, macadamia nut pancakes for me, and an apple-banana & cinnamon plantation-style pancake for Taylor. We also shared a quartered Maui pineapple as a sort of started (the plantation pancake takes 20 minutes), and I swear you have never eaten pineapple until you’ve had it really fresh like that. So. Delicious!
We’d already loaded the car (with less stuff this time) and driven over so we just had to go to the parking lot to retrieve our beach things. That was fortunate because it was way busier than any of the other days we spent there and we had to walk much further down to find a good spot. Happily, it wasn’t nearly as windy this time but like the previous evening, the waves were really big. Taylor and I both got churned up in the breakers a couple times. What we didn’t get was more sunburnt, well, I didn’t. Taylor got a LITTLE more burnt, but I have no idea why, since we upped our SPF and had a reapplication timer going. I guess he’s just doomed to burn!
We spent the afternoon mostly just lazing around the condo, although we did go into Kihei for some souvenir shopping. Taylor got a terrible Hawaiian shirt for his mom, but there was a two-for-one special so he figured he’d get one for himself as well.
At 5:30 we headed down to Paipu Beach in Wailea, where we were married, to watch the sunset.
Later that evening, Taylor tried to take pictures of the lizards that lived under the air conditioner on the lanai at our condo but I scared the away by banging my head against the window for some inexplicable reason. I think I was trying to see around some pipes and forgot there was glass there. One of the weird translucent gecko-y ones almost fell in my hair!
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