First Luau in Maui!

Saturday, September 13 – This morning we went out and enjoyed perhaps the most beautiful beach I have ever seen, with white sand, swing hammocks under palm trees and crystal-blue waters. We could see Molokini crater out in the waters in front of us, Kaho’Olawe further ahead and […]

Horseback in Maui

Friday, September 12 – The next morning we woke up and went to breakfast. Jeff, Dad and I decided to go on horse rides along the beaches from a nearby ranch. My horse, Josh, was a beautiful stallion who really wanted to hit the ocean a couple of […]

On to Maui

Thursday, September 11 – Today was the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, but flying in Hawaii on this day didn’t have the same feeling it did on the mainland. We left from Lihue airport at 9:30 on our flight to Kahului, the largest town on Maui, with […]

A Trip to Kauai’s Fern Grotto

Wednesday, September 10 – Today we decided to go check out the Wailua River Park with its Fern Grotto. We weren’t sure about this decision to visit because some people said they thought it was a little hokey. The whole tour lasted about an hour and half. The family […]

Sailing the Na’ Pali Coast

Tuesday, September 9 –  The next mid-morning, Jeff, Mom and I decided to take a sailing/motorized catamaran boat to see the Na’ Pali Coast. Our Blue Dolphin Charters left from Port Allen, west of Poipu. The four-hour tour included snorkeling or snuba (a form of scuba without needing […]

Kauai, the Garden Island

Monday, September 8 – Monday morning we woke up wondering how we could possibly top Sunday. We drove east on Highway 50, the Kaumualii Highway, before passing through Lihue on Highway 56, the Kuhio Highway. We crossed the Wailua River in the Kapaa Community (largest town) to the […]