Um, I'm a loser. I know I have been back from Hawaii for what, like a month now, and still haven't blogged all about it. Well cut me some slack here I am LAZY. pshhhhhh
We woke up super early and drove to South Maui to snorkel. Well it was rainy and the location we wanted to go to was closed but we found another spot and snorkeled away. That is until I got slammed into a massive rock by the waves and I swam right out as fast as I got in. So I sat on a rock in the rain and watched Brock snorkel.
We learned a little island wisdom that Winter would have been a better time to snorkel there, so we headed back West to Ka'anapali Beach.
All I really wanted to see was a sea turtle and boy did I. He was hanging out near a rock not even ten feet away from the shoreline. He was massive... probably 100+ pounds! There was another little guy hanging out with him, so when I saw him, I thought that he was the turtle that everyone on the beach was chatting up about. Turns out I was wrong, it was the massive dude. After seeing the little turtle, I turned around to swim back and I almost literally swam into the big one. It was out of this world. I still can't get over how cool it was. My only regret is that we didn't have a waterproof camera to take a picture. Maybe next time?
We woke up early to make the two hour drive to Haleakala to see the sunrise from the summit. I was pretty stoked about this, so getting up at 1:30 a.m. was not that big of a deal to me. Upcountry Maui is really so much different than any other parts of the island. There were cows everywhere on the way up. I seriously thought I was seeing things when I saw a cow chomping away at some grass at two in the morning on the side of a mountain. It was so bizarre.
Old Lahaina Luau where we ate amazing food (the ahi tuna was out of this world) and watched a fantastic hula. The Old Lahaina Luau is a traditional Hawaiian luau where they only focus on the legends of the Hawaiian islands. It was really fascinating to learn about Hawaiian mythology through dance and chants. The luau was held right on the beach so we were treated to a spectacular sunset. It was the best one I had seen since I had been there.
We drove to Hana. It was so brilliant and because of that, it will get it's very own post soon.
On our last day in Maui, we couldn't do much on the beach because we had to be out of out room by 11 a.m. We mostly did some shopping and killing time until we had to leave. It really was a shame that we didn't do more because we seriously had a whole day there-our flight left at 8:45 p.m.
Ohhh Maui, I miss you! Can I please go back?