In the past month since I’ve last posted, I’ve spent a week in Maui, a weekend up on Whidbey Island, a weekend in Sisters, OR, and now we’re well into March and I’m already looking forward to my summer with a yard But first things first! Maui!
We stayed in Kaanapali which is on the upper west coast of Maui. We basically spent our days lounging on the beach, snorkeling, learning how to surf, and eating tons of fish. It was extremely relaxing. I finished 3 books there: Cloud Atlas, On the Island, and Freedom. All three, I would recommend (but for different reasons….On the Island is not exactly fine literature). Speaking of books, I’ve been powering through them thanks to my commute so if that stuff interests you, check out my goodreads page!
Back to Maui. What I found most surprising about the whole trip was how GIGANTIC sea turtles are! I mean, I’ve watched Finding Nemo, I knew they were larger than fish. But when I saw my first sea turtle, I tried to swim away like it was a shark. Nick just looked at me like I was crazy so I calmed down and swam back, but man. They are huge. It was really cool swimming with one! We got some fun video on Nick’s camera thingie.
Here are some travel pics:
Look!!! Nick can read!!!!
Near the end of the week, I got tired of putting on sunscreen every time we got out of the water/every 2 hours:
This is us on our 11 monthiversary at Mama’s Fish House (soooo yum)
Some pics on the beach and at our luau:
I wanted to hug this gigantic tree:
Then I wanted Nick to hug it too. I love his face in this picture. He’s totally humoring me. I love it.
Finally, some proof that we learned how to surf:
The surfing company gave us trucker hats as a souvenir. Wearing a trucker hat made me feel tough so I made Nick take this picture of me:
I feel pretty blessed that within 2 years I was able to go to Hawaii twice so I don’t want to come off too bratty but, Kauai was waaaay better. This trip was special since it was with Nick and it was really nice. But if I were choosing another Hawaii trip in the future, I would go hands down, 100% Kauai. There just isn’t a contest. Maui was crowded, touristy, and just not as beautiful scenery-wise. I was underwhelmed. Again…don’t want to sound spoiled brat but that’s my verdict in case anybody’s taking a survey. Next year, Molokai!