People often ask me when I am going to move back to the mainland.  Every morning I wake up to the sound of birds singing.  I don’t have an alarm clock in my bedroom.  When the birds go “off” I know it is 5:50a.m..  Shrotly after that I watch the sunrise over Haleakala to the east and the beautiful West Maui mountains to the west.  This morning we looked out towards the mountain and saw a herd of deer jumping and playing in the morning light.  Our mornings usually consist of taking our dog for a walk where we live.  Where seldom a car passes.  My drive to the office in Lahaina is along the ocean and this time of year whales can be seen from the shore.  After work I often go to the beach for a swim at West Ka anapali Ocean Resort Villas.  I live in a place where the air and the water are clean.  Right now the only sounds I hear are the birds.  Is is very quiet except for the soft sounds of nature.

On New Year’s Eve, Cheri and I drove to the top of Haleakala, which is about 45 minutes from our home, to watch the sunset and the moon rise.  It was the second full moon in the month-known as the Blue Moon. It was cold and windy at the top of the summit which can often be the case at 10,000 feet elevation, especially in the evening.  We met a lady wearing only short sleeves and shorts.  We asked where she was from and she said Michigan.  She was using her timeshare at the Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club.  She said they were snorkeling and wanted to come to Haleakala to see the sunset.

We come across so many people who are on vacation and are delighted to be on this island paradise.  Some of our best friends we have met when they purchased their timeshare resale from us.  We have developed great relationships that have lasted many years.  We look forward to seeing our clients/friends who come back year after year.

Syed Sarmad