S: Maui 2010
BC: Thank you for the best family vacation yet!
FC: MAUI MEMORIES | 2010
1: To Mom, Who knows how to kick back, relax, and take her family on vacation. Love, Claire
3: The condo; a great way to have a place of your own. It was beautiful inside and out, and was a five minute walk to the beach!
7: POOLSIDE | We stayed in a condo off of South Kihei road, with easy access to a pool and the ocean, with fabulous views.
8: Beautiful Days on the Beach
11: Daytime Adventures: Parasailing in Kaanapali, snorkeling by Molokini, and enjoying the sand, surf, and tropical libations.
12: Luau at the Grand Wailea! | We spent a fabulous evening at a luau where we ate delicious food (the pork!), watched a traditional Hawaiian dance and hula show, and enjoyed the relaxing tropical weather.
15: Tropical Flowers; Paradise!
16: Claire went on a tour around the southeastern, rainforested part of the island. She saw beautiful waterfalls, a banyan tree, lush rainforest, and ate some passionfruit right off the ground! It was delicious!
19: As a family we went to see Kuka Emoku, the 'Iao Needle, According to the park, "A thousand years ago, Hawaiians gathered at `Iao Valley to celebrate and honor the bounty of Lono, god of agriculture, during the annual makahiki festival. 'Iao is so sacred that the remains of the highest chiefs were entrusted to secret hiding places in the valley, and As one of Maui's most important political centers, many battles took place here. During periods of warfare, the peak was used as a lookout by warriors. It was here that some Maui warriors retreated from the forces of Kamehameha I during the battle of Kepaniwai."
21: Relaxing in Paradise We were around for the 4th of July, so we went over to Lahaina for some shopping and cheeseburgers. Our walk from the beach back to our condo is on the right. Beautiful!
23: A final dinner to enjoy!