Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Hawai'i

What a perfect time we had! Really, could have only been better if we'd had more folks to share it with!

As it was, we happened to be on the island with my dear friend, Jody. Wow! We spent more time with her and her man, Brian, in the past two weeks than we have in the past two years. That was so cool.

We also had a little of everything, surf, beach, aquarium, food, naps, sightseeing, whales, rainbows, and just time together.
Jody and her boyfriend

Lele at the mama tree in Lahaina


Siesta in the Sand

Maui Ocean Center

Keet said when we got home:
"New House? Airplane Again! New Airplane!"

Champion traveler. This was his sixth trip so far, and certainly the easiest. The trick? Good health, a carry-on suitcase full of changes of clothes for the whole family, and couple of comic books, and an ipad. YEAH!

Whale of a time

One of the highlights of our trip was going on a Whale Watch with the Pacific Whale Foundation in Maui. Here's a very amazing close encounter we had with a young Humpback Whale.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy new year!

Aloha! Greetings from Maui. Rain and shine, rainbows and peacocks.
Traveled the Hana Hwy (hurlway). Poor baby Keet! He's such a great
traveler, even when car sick. He loves our "new house" here in
Kailua. The host family has been wonderful. They have a 2 1/2 year
old, Na'ia (dolphin) and a 4 year old, Logan. We spent new years eve
with them, lighting fireworks and sitting on their deck. The cabin has
everything you want, including boogie boards, kids books, full
kitchen, and of course, good company!

Spent new years day at mama's Fish house beach where all the beach
goers seemed to be local families with kids. Keet's pretty timid
around the water, but he loves the sand.

Then today, we headed back up the Hana Highway to the Garden of Eden
arboretum. Totally worth the fee for travel with little ones. We
attempted two other hikes earlier in the day, but both were too risky
with a two year old on my back. This one had wide paths, great views
and ducks, frogs, and peacocks a plenty.