By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 1/23/2021
Occurred: 3/25/2020
Topics/Keywords: #Coronavirus #Maui Page Views: 214
Shopping in the time of coronavirus.

Today was the first day since Maui was "shut down" that we drove into town for supplies.

Jenny had left her rental car at the property for our use (she and the toddlers returned to her AirBnB with Zach last night in his truck).

All the rain we've had the past few days ensured all the waterfalls were running at top capacity. But there were no tourists to see them. In fact, we saw no more than a few other cars on the road; and most were maintenance-type vehicles or trucks carrying goods to Hana's two little general stores.

Due to the items on our list, and a one-hour waiting line at CostCo just to get in, we headed for Walmart. I was prepared for a horrible experience but didn't have one. Pretty much everything on my shopping list was available at a normal price—which, itself, is kind of unusual for Maui, where most things cost a lot more than on the mainland. On the other hand, most products at Walmart come from China anyway; and since Maui is closer to China than Arizona that might explain it.

True, there was only one brand of toilet paper—but there was enough of it. We didn't really need any, yet, but bought one package just to be sure.

After our shopping trip we stopped by Jenny's to take hot showers! It was wonderful. But we had to get back home (still in Jenny's rental).

Two hours later, and after Burgers from Wendy's Drive-Thru, we arrived back at the property and found the cows had moved into the upper pasture (which they share with Zach's container).

But we got busy trying to put away our new things, like the two three-drawer cabinets for holding food and Keith's clothes.

It was fairly late when we got in, so we didn't waste too much time at it. And, yes, it looks a mess but you try putting everything you own, including yourself, your spouse, and your two muddy dogs, and see how Better Homes and Gardens you get. At least our new stuff will help contain it all.