Saturday, January 16, 2010

Aloha Maui!

And so we have arrived! But first... let me just tell you that the plane ride to L.A. California was not too bad... then we had 15 minutes and had to board our next flight from L.A. to Maui, which i thought was 4 hours... Little did I know... The pilot comes over the intercom and says, "Our flight tonight will be 5 hours and 25 minutes.." Oh dear. I was in the middle seat next to one person i didn't know and Brett... Let me just say that flight was brutal! BUT we arrived safe and sound!

We got to Maui at night so we couldn't see anything. I told Brett it felt like playing mario in the dark haha. We cold only see what was illuminated by our headlights. We got to our hotel and when we walked in I was in awe! There was a waterfall and the lobby is just open to the outside. But then we walked around the corner and there were LIVE flamingos in the water!!! I still can't get over it!

Our first day has just been full or excitement! We woke up around 7 a.m. which is ridiculously early for the both of us but we're 4 hours behind now so it was nice to start the day out early! We walked along the beach (right outside of our hotel) for some of the morning, got breakfast, and the went exploring! We just drove around the coast line of the island for 4 hours and only went 20 miles!! That's how much there is to look at! It was absolutely breathtaking! Every time we came around a bend i would gasp!

We stopped at one location that had all of these little piles of rocks. Like someone had spent days taking rocks and stacking them into these piles. They were everywhere. I'm not sure what the story is behind them but i was impressed.

Brett and I ended up making our own pile as well. We think maybe that's what happened. Someone made some piles and then others followed. It was really neat.
After we got back from our exploration we got ready for the Luau! I don't have any pictures from it because Brett was the picture guy for the night. I did however take a picture of the real Lei's we got while we were there. They smelled amazing! I'll post more pictures of the luau when brett gets them up.

This is the first blog of many from this trip! Day 2 is about to begin!! Enjoy!


  1. I just can't believe how beautiful it would be! Have a blast!

  2. It really is the prettiest place i've ever been in my life. you have to see it before you die. I have never said that in my life before but i mean it. It's Gorgeous!!

  3. OH my Casey...How simply Gorgeous!!! Do ask about the stacked rocks...looks very interesting??? Have a great time and take it all in...luvs