Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Maui- Part 2

We went to church in Kihei.  I noticed this truck with the surfboard in the back when we pulled into the parking lot, and I thought it was fun that Anne got a picture of it!

If you click on this, you can see that the truck advertises surfing lessons. 

We had a family barbecue and took a group picture Sunday afternoon and then our family and Anne's went for a walk on the beach.  It was a nice relaxing day. 

Monday we went to West Maui for lunch at Buzz's Wharf and to the Maui Ocean Center.  I had a horrible headache and we left the aquarium early, but it was really cool, and my mom and Katie said they thought they saw a whale from the wharf. 

Porter loved the fish at the aquarium!
Another whole-family outing (well, almost, Jer didn't go with us) was on the glass-bottom boat in Lahaina.  It was pretty fun, and Isaiah and John even saw a shark as we were headed back and everyone went up top.  It was nice that they had divers that brought different organisms up to the windows so we could see more of the wildlife, and they also provided cards to identify the different fish, which my kids loved.  But poor Douglas got pretty motion sick being in the stuffy enclosed boat, and Lily was miserable in the heat. 

While we were still in Lahaina, we saw the giant Banyan tree and had hamburgers for lunch.  Adam took our kids to a great little calm beach, and Anne and Porter watched Jer as he had a surfing lesson while Mom, Douglas, John, Lily and I went shopping.  Lahaina means "cruel sun," and it sure was hot!
Adam and I took the kids to the beach and the pool again while all the rest of the family took the famous road to Hana on our last full day on Maui.  They saw some awesome things and went around lots of hairpin curves.  Here are some of their pictures from the trip. 

Maui was so beautiful and quiet, even in the touristy areas.  The beaches weren't packed, and everyone was so nice.  Although there were Christmas decorations up in lots of places, it was easy to forget about the hustle-bustle of the holidays, and just relax with the family.  Here are some of the best shots that the family got that showed the beauty of the island. 

Just try to imagine standing there, the waves crashing, nothing else in the world to worry about...yeah, it really felt like that. 

Our flight home went pretty well, but we were zonked when we arrived at the resort in Vegas around 2:00 am.  It was an awesome trip that we will remember for a lifetime, and we were so lucky to be able to go with the whole family! 

1 comment:

Suzy said...

It sounds like you had a great time. It looks so relaxing there!