Back in May, Patrick and I went to Maui for one glorious week. The trip was extra special because we honeymooned on Maui five years ago, and this was our first trip back.
The pictures say it better than I could, so I'll keep this pretty short. The best thing we saw was a huge sea turtle that swam next to use while we snorkeled. The funniest thing we saw was a guy snorkeling along with a selfie stick in hand. You can't make this stuff up! I hope the turtle photo bombed him...except that would reward him for using his selfie stick while snorkeling. I'm conflicted.
The ocean was so many shades of blue.
I am highly susceptible to motion sickness, but with the help of a hearty breakfast, Sea Bands, ginger ale, and control of the steering wheel, I survived the journey along the Road to Hana. The Road to Hana is only 52 miles long, but there are 620 curves and over 40 one-lane bridges that make the trip a true adventure. Luckily, there are many rewards along the way, much like the game Candyland!
Many of the most popular stops on the Road to Hana are waterfalls. The Pacific Northwest has so many beautiful waterfalls that we opted to save up our stops for other sights. I had two favorites. First, the rainbow eucalyptus trees.
Second was the amazing black sand beach at Wai'anapanapa State Park.
Patrick drove us back to South Maui from Hana, and I got horribly motion sick. I'm not sure I'll ever want to drive to Hana again, but I'm glad I did it once!
We had an excellent meal at Mama's Fish House on the North Shore. There is something magical about Mama's!
Maui, we miss you and can't wait to come back!