Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Maui Vacation

Taken on our way to Hana. From left to right: Hermie, Richie, Josie, Ella, me, and Jacob.

Aloha Mabuhay from Kihei, Maui, in the beautiful state of Hawaii! We've been enjoying ourselves, having visited the Maui Tropical Plantation, the Iao Valley State Park (and seeing the very prominent Iao Needle), and shopping (and shave ice!) at the Kihei Kalama Village on Monday, and taking the road to Hana and then taking the (very winding and in some places unpaved) road that goes around the periphery of the eastern and southern parts of the island on Tuesday. I think we'll be visiting a beach or two today and then watching the sunrise from the Haleakala Crater on Thursday. We'll also be enjoying a luau during our trip here.

If you're Facebook friends with my sister-in-law, Grace, and my mother, Josie, you can see some of our pictures. I'll post mine eventually to my Facebook page (and place a link here) but that may not happen until I return to the mainland.

I really like Maui. Such a pretty place, and in our drive yesterday, we were able to see the vast contrasts in the terrain (and the weather patterns!) here.

More later! Mahalo!

Monday, September 24, 2012

FranFam in Maui!

Greetings, friends! It has been a very long time since I last made a post on this blog. As you can see by the picture, I'm not in North Carolina at the moment. I'm in Kihei, a city on the southwest shore of Maui. I'm here with my parents and my brother, sister-in-law, and their three children. We started our trip early this morning, and we shared the plane with the men's and women's soccer team from Notre Dame de Namur University in the San Francisco area. A very nice soccer player named Kim W. was my seatmate for the flight. They're scheduled to play 3 matches whilst in Hawaii, and I wish them all the luck.

We landed in Honolulu around the noon hour and went straight to our connecting flight to Maui. We were a tired bunch, but after a good rest, we'll be ready to start our Maui adventure. Stay tuned! I may or may not record brief soundseeing tours on AudioBoo... if I do, I'll post the links here (they will automagically cross-post to my Twitter and Facebook pages. (I might even post it on my very neglected Google+ page.)