I'm going to try a live trip report. I like to have trip reports as historical record of vacations. I thought I'd share it here in case it amuses/informs/offends.
Me, wife and 2yo came from LAX direct on AA. Provided blankets. Hadn't seen that in years. Uneventful flight. Kid did well, the CARES restraint is worth every penny. Not from the safety angle, but the fact he is ratcheted down and can't fidget with the belt. Got the car at Alamo, daily rate of ~$8 for an intermediate through Costco. I was first waiting in line at Alamo, and it still took ten minutes. My checkout was less than two. I got a Ford Focus hatchback, fully loaded, plays music from my iPhone through Bluetooth. 44MPG from OGG to resort. It's very small inside, if any adult was in the back they'd be squished.
Got to Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort @ 9PM. Staying on SPG points, 48K for five nights. Got the fifth night free so that I wouldn't have to check out at 10AM. Got a parking lot view, but it is a "Premium" corner room that has a sizable lanai (required for when we put the baby down for nap, we can go outside and drink Wailua Wheats).
First morning I asked about forgoing housekeeping, which I thought got $5 SPG cards, but it turns out you get a free buffet coupon. So we're just going without for our three (four) days here. Two free breakfasts for all of us. I hate housekeeping, it makes me feel so lazy. Resort is gorgeous, there's some charity event going on with a bounce house...kid will love that. Off to Honokowai for the Farmer's Market (if there). Will check out the beaches up north and come back for the pool here, then Lahaina after nap.
More to come, time permitting. Feel free to ask questions.
The only question I have..anyone know of any happy hour drink specials at the resort?