It was our bucket-list trip. Figured we'd endure the loooong flight time to explore this lovely island.
I could gush on and on, but I think I'll let the photos tell my story. Pour yourself some pineapple juice and dark rum. I'm placing a fragrant lei around your neck in warm welcome. You with me?
|We went to Maui to support the Son-in-Law as he competed in this race. It's called xterra, cuz you have to be xxxtra strong to even think about entering one of these events.|
|Our intrepid athlete as he prepares to face the angry ocean. We suffered through a tsunami warning the night before. You heard me right.....TSUNAMI. A long night of evacuations!|
|The SIL made it through the swim. Now, he only has to bike 5000 miles in the forest and run 100 miles up and down the volcano. Then, he has to open a coconut with his bare hands to complete his test! He's xxxxxtra strong, alright!|
|This challenged athlete was an inspiration to watch. You go, girl!!|
|There was plenty of time for a relaxing swim in the pool while Daddy was competing.|
|Blessedly arriving at the finish line with medal and lei around neck.|
|Spike, the African crane who lived at our hotel.|
|Hey, watch it Spike! Baby G is not crane food.|
|My healing left wrist even played golf with the Texan. Wonderful!|
|The sunrise. Praise be to God! Now I know why the ancients thought of this as a sacred place.|
|Turn around 180 degrees and I experience the moon setting over the bay. Sublime, isn't it?|
You don't want to miss out on mysteries like this:
Thanks for sharing and letting me re-live my Maui experience with you. I will post part deux real soon.
Top-'o-the-volcano love to all.