Hawaiian Journeys Continue: Way of the Honu and the Magic of Maui

After a majestic inter-island plane ride all along the northwest side of the Big Island that then took us to the Southern edge of Maui, Karen, Orion, and I arrived to spend two fun-filled majestic weeks on Maui.

My daughters Katie and Tara moved to Maui a few years ago with their mom.  While it is sad to have them so far away, we have definitely gotten used to spending spring break with the girls and welcoming them to Washington for fun-filled winter and summer breaks!

Our times on Maui have never disappointed, and this visit was awesome as well.  We spent the first part of our time in Kihei near the sunny, warm dry beaches of Kamaole 1,2, and 3.  Kihei is one of the main tourist spots of the island, but there is quite a bit of fun and charm amidst the busyness.  We found secret spots on the edges of beaches as we explored tidepools, snorkeled, and swam with turtles often.

Near the northern edge of Kam 1, there are some exceptional lava rock formations that our family often found ourselves playing, exploring, and swimming in and around.  Tara really enjoyed checking out the tidepools there looking for little creatures and even managed to find a small sting-ray. It was quite the find! It had gotten trapped and passed away in one of the upper pools, and it was a delight and surprise for all of us to find.  Tara the Explorer was quite pleased with herself!