August 31, 2008
August 28, 2008
and when they blew past,
We had breakfast company at the Gazabo. Actually this birdie has lots and lots of friends but she was the only one who held still long enough for me to snap a picture of while we waited for our macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup to arrive.
We dared the Road to Hana.
Don't be fooled by J's smile, he is white knuckling it all the way. The speedy locals and the one lane bridges made for quite the adventure.Hana itself was pretty whaa waa wa. (Insert Charlie Brown's teacher's voice). I wouldn't go to Maui as a tourist to stay in Hana. But along the way, we saw some pretty amazing sites.
Like jungles straight out of the old Vietnam movies.
Windy paths to awe inspiring look outs.
The smell of guava was so thick, I spent many minutes just breathing in the sweet goodness. We stopped at the Garden of Eden along the way to Hana and it was by far my most favorite stop. In fact, if we had known, we could have called it quits right then and there and saved ourselves hours on the narrow highway to nowhere-ville.
On our trek to see the Nakalele Blowhole, we encountered thousands of these stacked rocks. I was immediately reminded of the Blair Witch movie. I swear the movie makers had taken a recent trip to the blowhole themselves and discovered this eerie phenomenon themselves.
This was also found along the way.
The mist from the ocean's spray would leave your lips tasting salty.
We can not wait to go back someday.
August 23, 2008
Ahh yes, so much to say . . . . . but it seems to be getting all jumbled up in my mind. I've been unable to get all my stories out in coherent, witty fashion. So I've left you with a picture of my feet baking in the sun for four days now. I've probably lost my five readers to the demise of toe jam because I've been too lazy to post something, anything. I know when I check back to my favorite reads and see the same words or same picture staring back at me, I get a little cranky. I love checking in and seeing what's new and I'm sorry if you've been clicking in only to see my puffy, unpedicured, piggies, yet again.
I promise I'll be getting back on the bloggy band wagon and roll into blogville again very soon. The kids are going back to school next week and J and I are about to enter the world of "selling our house and buying a new one" very soon so I'm sure to have more adventurous and rants to share very soon. Until then, I'll leave with how I found the girls tonight . . . . . ya gotta love that sistery cuteness going on right there!!!
The Divine Miss O has so many stuffed animals and blankets and dolls in her bed, it's a wonder Baby Love even fit.
August 16, 2008
We came back to the condo, jumped in the pool for a swim and then headed to the very cool Warren and Annabelle's magic show. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. So funny!
August 15, 2008
Our very kind waiter bought us dessert and took this picture of us with the sunset.
August 14, 2008
So here goes . . .
Yesterday we enjoyed breakfast from our lanai, listening to the birds chirp and the ocean waves crash. Lovely!We stopped at the Whaler's Village and did a little shopping. We rented snorkeling gear too, haven't tried it out yet though. Maybe this morning??
We walked down to Ka'anapali beach and watched the many people and activities. Our little beach in front of our condo is very quiet and nice.
Then we headed to Maui Ocean Center. We loved it and spent a lot of time looking and touring the center. My favorite? The sea turtles at the turtle lagoon. They were awesome and so cool to watch.
Later, we watched sailboats float across the ocean and enjoyed the sunset. Awwwww, what a view!
Then we went back to the Whaler's Village and ate dinner at Hula Grill. We lucked out and got seating right on the beach. It was awesome. The food was so, so, so good. The best!! And like I said before, the mai tais were oh so tasty! M'm m'm!
Afterwards we got ice cream and walked on the beach in the dark.
August 12, 2008
Almost there . . . about to touch down.
Views from our top floor condo (sweet!!) :