You guessed it! This will be our 2011 family vacation to the tropical island of Maui! I love the beach and getting to vacation as a warm tropical beach with your loved ones is just the best! Obviously Jason needed to show is love for me in the paradise!
|The hotel was very nice with a lazy river that Jason enjoyed both floating around and hanging out under the waterfalls in. Plus no chances of getting covered in sand, but also no fish.|
|We saw lots of wildlife on the trip. Here Jason is communing with a crane on the way to breakfast of fresh native fruit! The fruit was so good, it has been hard to eat tropical fruit at home, because it is just not as good.|
We really enjoyed snorkeling around Black Rock, seen in the background behind the pool area, and saw some pretty awesome fish varieties, including Jason's favorite Picasso Triggerfish or the national fish of Hawaii, Humu humu nuku nuku apua'a. The flowers were amazing (I seem to love the tropical varieties best) and the whole trip was just so relaxing. We did not make it to the Hana Road, the car just didn't fit us well enough for that long of a drive, but we did go up to Io Needle.
|Io Needle in the mist. It was warm and sunny just 20 minutes away from here. Isn't it pretty!|
|Mom and dad on the bridge to the needle. It seemed very unstable but they still stopped for a quick and cute picture for me.|
|The huge banyan tree in the heart of Lahaina. Lots of people hanging out here and even a wedding taking pictures during one of our visits. Perfect place to people watch, and eat shaved ice.|
|The luau had some great hula! I kind of want to take classes since it looks like it requires loads of physical training and muscle control. Plus it looks really fun!|
|The ocean takes control over everything, erasing all traces that we were here.|