Maui Love

2014 Maui Vacation

Happy Friday!  I know many of your are stuck in a snow/ice storm this weekend so don’t hate me for sharing pics from my recent trip to Hawaii! Hopefully they warm you up!

It was so nice to get away for a week with my husband.  My business is non-stop from August through February and I have found that it is nice to catch my breath for a few days and take a rest.  We decided to go back to Maui after last year’s trip.  It is such a beautiful place and a relatively quick plane ride for us.

Don’t worry about my organizing skills getting rusty, I even organized my closet on vacation!  Everything is hung by color and sleeve length, ha!

Organized closet on vacation

Our friend and travel agent Kathy Roth took care of all the details for the trip.  This year instead of staying at a resort we rented a condo on the beach.  We had a wonderful balcony, view, kitchen, and pool.  Most of my days were spent in a chaise lounge by the pool reading a book (I read 2) enjoying a view of the ocean. We really didn’t venture too far from this spot all week!

Whaler Condos Maui

2014 Maui Vacation

It was so nice to have a kitchen so we could make some meals.  The essentials for any great vacation…

Vacation Essentials

When we weren’t relaxing by the pool we spent time walking on the beach.  Each morning we did a 5 mile loop up the shore, it made me feel less guilty about taking advantage of happy hour everyday! The water was so calm and the and the views were beautiful!

2014 Maui Vacation 2014 Maui Vacation

Seriously, I walked everyday so I could enjoy snacks like this! Maui onion chips and dip, so good!

Maui Onion Chips

Chris and I had so many nice dinners out or on the balcony in our condo.  Here we are before dinner one night…

Maui Vacation

All of the food is so fresh and beautiful.  I love the white fish called Ono, it’s firmer and is delicious on a salad.

Fresh Maui Ono

We had a cloudy day so we decided to check out the Alii Lavender Farm, the Surfing Goat Dairy, and the Pineapple Winery on a day trip up-country.

The lavender farm was much more interesting than I expected.  Chris signed us up for the tour and it was well worth the $12, I would highly recommend it!  I learned more about lavender than I ever dreamed and hopefully I will be able to grow my own this year.

2014 Maui Vacation 2014 Maui Vacation

The man that started the farm 30 years ago was a master gardener.  All of the grounds were perfectly manicured.  It’s hard to believe he started it with just one lavendar plant!

2014 Maui Vacation

A look at the planting zone.  All good things start small!

2014 Maui Vacation2014 Maui Vacation2014 Maui Vacation2014 Maui Vacation

How do you like my pants?  Perfect for paradise, right? I bought them at an estate sale last year and even though they are 2 sizes to big I love them.  Thank God for drawstring waists!

2014 Maui Vacation2014 Maui Vacation

After the lavender adventure we went to Surfing Goat.  I gave up dairy last fall and depend on goat cheese for my “dairy” fix.

2014 Maui Vacation

Can you even handle how cute these little guys are?  This is a group of 3 month old babies during snack time.  If you weren’t careful they would try to eat your shirt.

2014 Maui Vacation  

Next door to the 3 month olds was a pen full of 7 day old babies.  Adorable!

2014 Maui Vacation

These two really wanted to come home with us!  Harper would have loved them.

2014 Maui Vacation

2014 Maui Vacation

On the way back to the beach from up-country we stopped at the Maui Wine Company for a pineapple wine tasting. It was surprisingly delicious.  I guess juice is juice, grape or pineapple.  We bought a bottle of the sparkling pineapple wine to enjoy later in the week.

Maui Wine

On our last night in Maui we went on a great sunset whale watching cruise.  We met 4 great new friends from Texas earlier in the week (Cyndy, Jack, Sandy, and Richard) and they happened to be on the same boat so that was fun! I tried to get a picture of us together but no one had their eyes open.  Cyndy and Sandy were as excited about the whales and I was!

Ready to set sail!

2014 Maui Vacation

The view of the island from the ocean was really pretty!

2014 Maui Vacation

It’s prime whale watching season in Maui right now.  There are over 3,000 whales making their journey from Alaska to Japan to breed, give birth, and feed.  All week we could see whales from the beach but it was a treat to see them from the boat.  We saw this group of whales for about 30 minutes, there were about 5 swimming together.

2014 Maui Vacation

I can’t believe I caught a whale tail on camera.  Next time I need to remember to bring my bigger lens to get a close up!

2014 Maui Vacation

When we weren’t watching whales were we learning about them, grabbing a cocktail, or having a snack.  The meatballs were delicious!

2014 Maui Vacation

2014 Maui Vacation

The cruise was about 2 hours and ended with a beautiful sunset. Pure heaven!

2014 Maui Vacation

2014 Maui Vacation

I was sad to get off the boat because I knew that meant our vacation was coming to an end.

2014 Maui Vacation

It was such a relaxing trip and I can’t wait to go back!

2014 Maui Vacation

The good news is that I will be going back with Chris in only 6 weeks! We just found out that Google is sending him for a work trip and of course I need to tag along! Aloha!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on stumbleupon
Share on google

15,814 Responses

  1. Aloha – it looks like you decided to get on Hawaiian time with a relaxed vacation – good for you. I’m happy you liked your condo and the view looked amazing. Loved all your pics and stories. It’s nice to be your friend and travel agent too. 🙂 Yippee that you will be returning to Maui real soon. You’ll be a Maui pro and next time maybe visit another Hawaiian Island…

    1. Thank you so much for taking care of everything for this trip! Without your help we would never commit to taking the time to get away! The Whaler was amazing, it felt just like home. I can’t wait to go back soon!

  2. Wow! What a fantastic trip for the two of you!!! Your pics are awesome – – almost made me feel the breeze in my hair ~ ~ ~but then I looked out the window and came back to reality 🙁
    It’s great that you now have another trip to anticipate!!! Have fun planning!

    1. It was a really relaxing trip, I wish Uncle Tim was with me to take photos of the whales! I was feeling guilty about going back but since I won’t have a day off until then I guess it works! My new motto is work for 2 months, then take a week off and go to Hawaii, ha!

  3. Pingback: URL
  4. 412958 493349I used to be far more than pleased to seek out this internet-site.. I dont even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was wonderful. A whole lot far more A rise in Agreeable. 978431

  5. 80607 905391Excellent weblog here! Additionally your website rather a good deal up quickly! What host are you the usage of? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol 87988

  6. 335814 26987Id ought to speak to you here. Which is not some thing Which i do! I like reading an post that can make folks believe. Also, thank you for permitting me to comment! 390444

  7. 115004 457638Im glad I located your write-up. I would never have created sense of this subject on my own. Ive read a couple of other articles on this subject, but I was confused until I read yours. 750020

  8. 436668 930876Id need to check with you here. Which is not something I normally do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people feel. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment! 823289

  9. 946575 885443Hey extremely good weblog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds alsoIm satisfied to seek out numerous helpful info here inside the post, we want develop far more techniques on this regard, thanks for sharing. 925547

  10. 216903 401342Wow, incredible blog structure! How lengthy have you ever been blogging for? you produced running a weblog look straightforward. The full appear of your web site is great, effectively the content material! 963529

  11. 271245 50252I always check out your blog and retrieve everything you post here but I never commented but today when I saw this post, I couldnt stop myself from commenting here. Wonderful post mate! 442917

  12. There are extremely plenty of details prefer that to take into consideration. Which is a great indicate mention. I supply the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly you will find questions like the one you bring up where biggest factor will be in the honest very good faith. I don?t know if guidelines have emerged about items like that, but Almost certainly that your chosen job is clearly known as a reasonable game. Both boys and girls have the impact of a little moment’s pleasure, through out their lives.

  13. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. Nevertheless imagine if you added some great pictures or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this website could certainly be one of the most beneficial in its field. Excellent blog!

  14. Many thanks for posting this, It?s simply what I used to be researching for on bing. I?d a lot comparatively hear opinions from an individual, slightly than a company web page, that?s why I like blogs so significantly. Many thanks!

  15. Pretty straightforward. It obviously depends on the standard of living you want to have but for me if I decide to fight MMA I understand that I’m going to try to get by on as little as possible. Do most fighters who have day jobs work part time? And if you’re a fighter who works full time do you feel like it has a negative impact on your ability to train effectively?.

  16. Is it possible to hide certain blog posts on Blogger? If so, how?. . I know that I can save my post as a draft, or have it scheduled, but what I need is to hide my post for a giveaway but still have certain followers be able to access it through a link.. . So it needs a url in blogger before I actually show all my followers, please help!.

  17. Autoimme saamaan tämän bonuksen July:ssa Varoitus: Sol Casino omaa tiettyjä bonuksen käyttö- ja sopimusehtoja, jotka ovat mielestämme epäreiluja kasinon pelaajia kohtaan. Näistä voi aiheutua sinulle ongelmia, jos päätät hyödyntää kasinon bonuksia tai kampanjoita. Tämän vuoksi suosittelemme, että etsit reilut säännöt omaavan kasinon tai vähintäänkin kiinnität erityistä huomiota tämän kasinon käyttö- ja sopimusehtoihin, mikäli päätät pelata siellä. Sol casino tarjoaa 9-osaisen VIP-ohjelman, jonka progressiivisesti nousevat palkinnot kasvavat taso tasolta. Eteneminen alkaa Crystal-tasolta, ja päättyy tasolle 9, joka on nimeltään Diamond-taso. https://www.heritageplantationgolfcourse.com/community/profile/deweymullins924/ Tässä puolueettomassa arvostelussa perkaamme kuitenkin ennen kaikkea kasinopuolta, betsausta unohtamatta. William Hill casinolta löydät muun muassa järeät bonukset, mukavan pelivalikoiman ja ympärivuorokautisen asiakaspalvelun. Vaikka yritys on pesunkestävästi brittiläinen, sivustoa operoi Evoke Gaming Ltd Maltan peliviranomaisen (MGA) myöntämällä lisenssillä. Se varmistaa myös brexiteistä huolimatta suomalaisille verovapaat voitot. WMS kasinot. Ikäraja 18 vuotta. Pelaa maltilla.

  18. At Xbet, of course, members are not just limited to sports betting bonuses. Xbet also offers players robust promotional offers for online casino gaming, making the Xbet Casino one of the best on the market. Enter your email and we will send you a link for resetting your password. The Xbet reload bonus is another great promotion and one you’d expect to find at any top-tier provider. The Xbet reload bonus consists of a 50% up to $250 for deposits of at least $100 with a 5x rollover on top. There are many ways to get in touch with our customer service representatives, You can contact us by filling out the form above, or if you’d like to use a quicker solution, you can always contact our live support chat. Before betting, it is advised that you confirm the sports wagering regulations in your jurisdiction as they will vary between countries and even at state province level. Vegas Odds is not associated with any professional or collegiate sports affiliations, bodies or teams and all information contained on this site is strictly for entertainment purposes only. We take responsible gambling very seriously and never encourage those underage to participate. https://thunderdesignsllc.com/community/profile/vanceogilvy8158/ Since 2002 we have been publishing our free predictions on the web, which are generated by a computational intelligence software, developed completely by us. Learn more about  Our Technology Just what is needed though to predict how a match will progress? This article will take a look at the steps that you can take. As you will see, research is the magic word if you want to get the best results. The two teams occupy the first two places in group C, Bodo / Glimt being on the first place with seven points, and AS Roma on the second place with six points. The two are favorites to go together in the 16-tenth finals of the Europa Conference League, today’s match will also establish the hierarchy in this group. We aim to post the majority of our soccer predictions a day ahead so you can look today at our soccer predictions for tomorrow. With soccer team sheets only being made public an hour before kick-off, you need to do your due diligence with team lineups, news, and team vs team matchups before making your soccer predictions. The benefit of posting our soccer predictions for tomorrow, today, is that you have time to digest the research, analysis, and key stats before placing a wager, and you can also get better odds the day before if public money then comes on one side of the line. Some of our picks will be posted on the morning of the game

  19. Some fixer uppers may even qualify for special loans available through HUD and the FHA. As part of their efforts to increase homeownership and develop neighborhoods, buying a fixer upper in a HUD target area can qualify you for a special, low cost loan, that can make buying a fixer upper even more affordable. These loans can be great deals, because HUD investment in the area of your purchase will lead to future development and value growth. Listing information provided in part by the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc, for personal, non-commercial use by viewers of this site and may not be reproduced or redistributed. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Copyright В© NTREIS 2021. All rights reserved Some fixer uppers may even qualify for special loans available through HUD and the FHA. As part of their efforts to increase homeownership and develop neighborhoods, buying a fixer upper in a HUD target area can qualify you for a special, low cost loan, that can make buying a fixer upper even more affordable. These loans can be great deals, because HUD investment in the area of your purchase will lead to future development and value growth. https://web-wiki.win/index.php/Rural_mansions_for_sale Throughout the years, Colonial Real Estate has received numerous awards and accolades for outstanding performance, community service and sales production. Our dedicated real estate team works hard to ensure that every customer and client receives the very best service, knowledge and expertise. Through rigorous training and a finger on the pulse of the real estate market, our real estate professionals are ready and eager to earn your business. Whether buying or selling real estate in the Smoky Mountains, our agents will guide you through each step of the process and assist you with your next real estate move. Acreages in the Omaha area vary, and each community has something different to offer. Property in Blair and Fort Calhoun are found along the Missouri River, and offer easy access to boating and fishing. Traveling southwest of the Omaha metro area you’ll find the small communities of Ashland, Springfield and Louisville with plenty of acreage properties. These communities provide land suitable for horses and also offer access to recreation along the Platte River.

  20. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I am having issues with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  21. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own website now 😉

  22. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually bought me breakfast simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this topic here on your internet site.