Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hawaii Day 1

Well, since I'm a good 2 months behind in blogging, I figured I'd start where I'm at and then as I have time (or when we get home from vacation) I'll try to catch up!We arrived here in Maui yesterday for our annual 2 week vacation! Troy is very good to me!!! After our standard stops at Costco and Walmart, we finally arrived at our resort and got settled in. We even spent a little time at the pool.We all woke bright and early at 5:45am because of the 3 hour time difference! Since we have a car for the first couple days here, we decided to go ahead and take the drive to Hana. In all the times we've come to Maui, we had yet to make the drive. After a quick breakfast at a favorite spot of ours, we hit the road. We decided to drive all the way to the Seven Sacred Pools at the end and then slowly work our way back. I'm not sure how long it actually took, but it was quite a while! It's only 48 miles to the pools, but it's a lot of one lane bridges and turns so it takes FOREVER. We got to the pools and fortunately for us it was Free Fee day so we didn't have to pay the 10 bucks to get in. However, the majority of the park was under construction and no swiming was allowed due to the currents and dangerous water. Good thing we didn't pay!After a bit of hiking and a lot of mosquito bites, we got in the car and headed on our journey back. We then stopped at a beautiful water fall just off the road for a couple of pictures. Next stop was the blacksand beach. Ryan was so happy to finally be able to get in the water and play with her sand toys. After a bit of fun in the sun, we decided it was time to continue on. We stopped at a roadside stand for some ice cream and smoothies. We then tried to find the lava tube but by the time we got there it was closing. After another stop at yet another waterfall and a few more mosquitos (who would latch on to me the second I stepped out of the car), I was done.
We headed out of the rainforest and on to dinner at Mama's Fish House. This place is recommended each time we've been here, but we had yet to go so since we were in the area and it was dinner time, we splurged! It was a bit pricey, but the fish was outstanding. After we finally arrived back at the resort, we quickly got the girls ready for bed and it might have taken Ryan all of two seconds to fall asleep. It's hard to run and play all day and all night!
11 hours start to finish, Ryan has NO desire to do that again!!!
We'll see what adventures tomorrow holds.....

1 comment:

Jacalyn Roundy said...

Looks like you're having a ball! You'd be having more fun if I was there, but I know I would've gotten stuck in the middle of the car seats for 11 hours, so maybe it's good I didn't make it this year!