Between 7:00pm and 2:00am I was only able to manage 7 runs. Thats pretty piss poor. Made up for that with 6 more runs during my solo period, so the night actually turned out pretty decent.
Only two more weeks of "groups" and then the summer tourist season begins and shifts into "high gear" on the Friday nearest June 15th. We go into "overdrive" from the 4th of July (Independence Day) weekend until Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
Just biding my time.
Compared to the dayshift, those of us who work nights are making some good money. But we have drivers on both shifts who do not grasp the concept of the "ebb and flow" of the tourism business and are desperately short of the rent this month. They'll learn or move on down the road to a job with a guaranteed fixed income.
The current group "in-house" is some large software company out of the UK and they are enjoying our limited "nightlife" to the fullest. And tipping EXACTLY 10%.
[mantra] F. I. T.s in 2 weeks. F. I. T.s in 2 weeks. F. I. T.s in 2 weeks [/mantra]
FELICIA & TAMMY
These two ladies are from Santa Cruz, CA (USA). They are travel agents and are finally getting a chance to enjoy one of the perks of their occupation. Picked them up at The Prince and dropped them at the "Triangle".
ROB & KARI
I think they said they were from the Sea-Tac area of Washington State (USA). I forgot to write it down.
Anyway, today is their wedding day, so lets all wish them the best. Okay!?
ANOTHER "CLICK THROUGH"
I mentioned before that, by law, all beaches are public land. Some of the accesses are hard to find so the State put up these numbered signs where the pathway begins.
That "Right-Of-Way" only covers the path. If you step off it, onto private property, you can be arrested for trespassing.
These two cops spent almost an hour hanging out at LAB. Since I never saw any signs of trouble, I guess they were just as bored as I was.
When the limo pulled up to acquire his guests, Keala street was narrowed down to just one lane. Luckily, traffic was light.
I mentioned earlier that the pavillion at Kihei Kalama Village contained many artisan booths. There are also two more outlets, one a block south
This just opened about two weeks ago
and the other, a block north.
THE MOON & VENUS
A beautiful moonrise, accompanied by Venus, about 45 minutes before sunrise.
KBR - Kihei Boat Ramp
My last run of the shift was a couple going to KBR for a snorkeling trip to Molokini.
"Let's all be careful out there!"