Thursday, January 22, 2009

I pretty much like Maui... a lot

So Maui was such an adventure. I went with my hubby, sister, and brother in law. Good times.
We got Maui Go Cards (which I recommend) so we did a lot of stuff.
We went on a Kayaking tour (on very choppy water I might add) and it was probably the most exciting of the activities. I got motion sick though and I threw up twice... not so fun but way funny like 10 minutes after it happened. Our guide talked a lot of big talk and said he swims with sharks all the time & that he can smell whales (I guess he thinks they smell like olives).. so we called him out and he had to prove it. He swam into a cave and pulled out a shark and my husband saw it but I didn't... funny guy, he was pretty entertaining.
We also went on a really lame "rain forest hike", we got eaten up by misquotes and Ben our tour guide had a lot of "awesome" info on fruits in the "jungle". I guess it would be funnier if you were there. By the way Ben look about 97 years old and it was just funny. Anyways...
Whale watching was very exciting, we saw about 10 wales. They were mating so it was so funny how the guide kept talking in innuendos the whole time. These male whales were going crazy and fighting over the female, it's kind of like watching daytime TV.
The Luau was really fun too. We actually sat with a couple from Utah, what are the chances? There was this table of young ladies wearing next to nothing and I truly think they were there for our entertainment. They really liked to get up on stage and dance, again had to be there.
Snorkeling with the turtles was pretty surreal & amazing, I could do that all day.
Oh ya, surfing, that was SO fun! If I lived near a beach that is something I would like to do more. My knees were so raw, but it was worth it.
Overall it was just the best. Laying on the beach was so relaxing and I have to say it's even prettier than the postcards!
Onto the photos... wish I had more and sorry the layout stinks but I resized them wrong and didn't want to go and fix it!


my hubby & I



the luau... notice my brother in law on the right hand side working it and the girl in the shiny dress, so fun to watch!

10 comments:

Caylee Secretan said...

Soooo fun! Cute pics of you & Anthony on the beach. :) Looks like a great vacation. Oh and love the hair color. ;)

Vanessa said...

You got some great shots...love the one of you and Anthony on the beach...mmmm! :) The one of you dancing...to cute!!!! Looks like fun!!!

Karen said...

I can't wait to hear more about it, it sounded great! Snorkeling with the turtles was definitely my one of my faves too.

Kate said...

JEALOUS :] It looks beautiful & I'm glad you had a good time.

Kelly Jasper said...

so, is that shelley in the gold dress? i'm just kidding shelley;) and i guess the moral of this post is "you had to be there" why don't you take everyone next time!

The Monson's said...

I am totally jealous - it looks absolutely beautiful and sunny and warm and where I want to be!!!

Jeana Bird said...

It looks like you had a great time!!! Love the photos. Hawaii is my dream location (I hope to go there one day). Glad you had fun!

mindy said...

I am so jealous! You guys look like you had fun! My fam just had a wish we could go back party last night! It was so depressing! I love the photo shoot on the beach. So beautiful!

Jamie Sampson Photography said...

I love these. I am completely in need of a vacation and Maui, oh my goodness if I was a lady from an early time I just might swoon thinking about it! :) I am so happy you had a lovely trip.

Rebekah said...

You're back!! Ahhhh, looks like you had SO much fun! Let's get together in February for lunch:)