Frenchman Goes To The Moon, Otherwise Known As Maui

My postings have been a little light this week as I have been preparing Franck, myself, and the bevy (that’s A LOT of sundresses) to fly off to Hawaii tomorrow morning.

Kihei, Maui to be exact.

I was lucky enough to spend at least three weeks every Spring in Kihei growing up but I haven’t been back since Grade 12, the year before I went to France and my life spun on its axis.

We’ll be staying at the same condo complex we used to stay at – Hale Hui Kai – and I am expecting the entire experience to be a bit of a blast from the past…with the exception of having to chase after a 2 year old instead of lathering myself with a thick coat of baby oil and frying like a rotisserie chicken under the palm trees.

And then there’s Franck. The first time he ever even took a plane was when he came to Montreal so that we could be together a few months after I left France. Granted, he has more than made up for lost time since then, but growing up in Villers-la-Faye Hawaii was definitely not on his radar.

Paris, yes. Maui, no.

As he said to my parents a week ago, “If you had told me when I was ten that I would go to Hawaii one day, I would have looked at you as if you had told me I would be going to the moon. It seemed that impossible.”

And yet…that’s where we will be sleeping tomorrow night.

4 thoughts on “Frenchman Goes To The Moon, Otherwise Known As Maui

  1. A Novel Woman

    Awesome!! I know you'll have a wonderful trip. I went to Oahu for the first time last October and I was shocked how much I loved it. I expected, I don't know, Miami and what I got was Paradise.

    Have a blast.

  2. Anonymous

    Make sure you drive over to Paia – it's the little surf town on the north side – – great hawaii coffee shop and more low key and less "70s" than Kihei but maybe more 60s!!. It's near the really good kit boarding and surfing beaches. Also go to Hana and Lahaina. And make sure Franck goes deep sea tuna fishing and then you guys can all eat amazing red tuna sushi!!! ah….I am jealous. Will be slaving away….Tanya

  3. Cheryl

    Have a wonderful time! I have been to Kihei twice and thought it had the most beautiful beaches in Maui. I think my Maui days are over though since I discovered France. I can't get enough of it! I hope you all get to relax and see some dolphins.

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