Sunday, February 26, 2012
Last year we stayed a week and took the boys and my sister Lynn and stayed an extra week on Kauai
This year, Rich took the boys home with him and the exchange students
and Lynn and I flew to Maui and met my mom and other sister Tammy there.
We had a great extra week playing together!
The first day we took a drive and then a little hike
to see this blow hole...
We did some snorkeling another day
And then some zip lining
Tammy had never been so it was fun for Lynn and I to razz her
she did great though and now she is a pro
We had to cross this bridge....
Lynn, Me and Tammy
This was the longest line of the day...it was 750 yard
The longest line i have ever done.
It went about 35 miles an hour
Tammy gives the thumbs up after finishing the course
We did some sunning and Shopping during the week.
We went to a magic show that was hilarious and awesome
but i think one of the high lights on our trip was the drive
they call the road to Hana.
This is a very long trip...
it took us about 12 hours all together, on a very narrow (two lanes most of the time)
with stops along the way
The following photos are on the road to Hana
keep in mind that most all of Maui is not green
but on the road to Hana is where alllll the green appears.
There are alot of water falls along the way
this one is called 3 bears
This is the black sand beach...
I believe there is only one on Maui
It was amazing and beautiful
they say its made when lava flows down the mountain
and when it hits the water it bursts into little particles
there was sand near the water and just up from the water
it turns to these little black pebbles
This is another beach we stopped at...
we really wished we had not stopped so much along the way
and would have gotten to this beach early enough to enjoy it
it was probably the prettiest beach we saw on the whole trip
oh and we had this little visitor in our car waiting for us
when we got back in after a short stop for photos
These falls are called 7 sacred pools
I think it is much more impressive when the water is flowing
at a heavier rate but it was pretty cool just the same
This is what greeted us at the end of the road
On the last day we decided to go on a whale watching cruise
My Mom and Tammy
This was a baby humpback whale that showed off for us
for a long period of time.
It kept breaching out of the water
It was pretty amazing
This picture below depicts what Most of Maui looks like
Its kind of barren with trees and resorts all near the water.
Posted by Francie at 11:00 AM
Its been forever since I Posted last and time has flown by......
here is an update of whats been happening in our world since Christmas.....
Noah and Sawyer played in a basketball leauge. They enjoyed that. There were only two teams and they were each on different teams so each Saturday they got to play each other. It was fun...... most of the time.... haha
Then in late January we made our annual Trek to Hawaii with the exchange kids...here are some pictures from that. We took Noah and Sawyer with us again this year. Next year will be Taylors Senior Year so she chose to go next year instead of this year.
This year we had such a fantastic group of kids! Of the 12 or 15 or so times I have done this trip, I think I might have to say this was the best group ever!
We had soooo much fun!!
on the Catamaran
Nap time in the sun...(with the son)
Noah has become an expert at blowing the konch shell
The whole group...minus the chaperones
we dont like swimsuit photos so much anymore HAHA
We went to North Shore and the town of Haleiwa
(one of my favorite places on earth)
This picture of Noah was taken on Turtle beach
A trip to the North Shore would not be complete without a stop at Matsumoto's for their famos shaved ice
Another day we visited the cultureal center
This is Sawyer learning alittle Hula
We played some games when we visited the New Zealand village
Well watching the Samoa show, Sawyer was called up again this year to drink the coconut juice.
He was such a ham...last year was much funnier though when he was a coconut juice virgin.
The group again..
The last day is the day we save for a rousing game of kissing rugby!
At the end they just could not stop themselves from piling on!
Love this picture below
Posted by Francie at 1:19 AM