Relaxation in Paradise

Why Maui? Because we wanted to relax and not run from one adventure to another. I told my mother, “We’ve driven the road to Hana, we’ve seen the sunrise from Haleakala, we’ve snorkeled Molokini Crater, we’ve seen the humpback whales, done a few luaus; we’ve done it all. We don’t need to do any of those things. Let’s go to Maui because we need only relax in paradise.”

Saturday was a busy morning of rising early and sending runners down to the lawn to mark out our territory reserve our lawn chairs. Once we staked our claim for the day we dined on fresh papaya with lime and toasted guava sweet bread with guava jam.

Morning View from room 704

Morning View from room 704

By 9am Cody and I had snorkeled and seen two green sea turtles. Later in the day Clara and Cody would be boogie boarding and had another sea turtle surface right next to them.  Day 1 mission accomplished.

Cody Boogie Boarding

Cody Boogie Boarding

Boogie Boarding

Boogie Boarding

Our day consisted of being as lazy as possible and enjoying as much sun and books as we could stand to read. An exciting moment when Tawny went to write “Hi Laure and Seth” in the sand so they could log onto the local webcam and see our her message to them.

Tawny and her version of "sandskrit"

Tawny and her version of “sandskrit”

Niece Yarrow and nephew Heath had a great time swimming in the pool and running on the lawn.

Yarrow in the pool

Yarrow in the pool

Yarrow

Yarrow

Heathie

Heathie

Yarrow

Yarrow

We were visited by a bibulous ibis (I think)…

Bubulcus ibis

Bubulcus ibis

And took some great family photos…

Clara at the beach

Clara at the beach

Sister Tam and her kiddos

Sister Tam and her kiddos

Celebrating 70 years!

Celebrating 70 years!

Clara and Cody

Clara and Cody

Cody

Cody

Cody sporting his new Hawaiian shirt

Cody sporting his new Hawaiian shirt

And of course enjoyed another perfect Hawaiian sunset.

Clara Sunset

Clara Sunset

Clara Sunset

Clara Sunset

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset

Maui Sunset Afterglow

Maui Sunset Afterglow

Maui Sunset Afterglow

Maui Sunset Afterglow

Sunset over Pacific

Sunset over Pacific

I can’t promise that I won’t be posting more sunsets tomorrow…

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2 thoughts on “Relaxation in Paradise

  1. Shirley Messinger

    Beautiful pictures and I’ve enjoyed all of your blogs. What a beautiful fun spot you were in there. Thanks for the lovely pictures of the sunsets, and the fun pictures of people. Shirley

  2. Jordan

    So wonderful to see the kids all growing up and having fun together. What a wonderful time for Darlene! Give her a big hug for me and wish her a wonderful birthday. And have some poke!

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