Maui, here we come!
We have arrived! Our home for the next week - the Maui Dolphin House, just south of Kihei
First morning - breakfast out at Caffe Kihei, a great spot right acorss from the water
Stack of giant chocolate chip pancakes for Nate
Anna enjoys her own pancake shaped like a whale!
getting our toes in the sand for the first time after breakfast - at Keawakapu Beach
Nate immediately commences boogie boarding!
Marie also went for a brief swim at this beach
Smoothies, incredible lemonade, and acai bowls at the fabulous Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade after our first beach morning. This became an addictive tradition!
Pineapple ginger lemonade
Pool time post beach = sheer perfection
enjoying the whirlpool tub, post beach, post pool.
Time for some downtime and Olympics after pool time
Anna works on her Lego set
Enjoying some Olympics as well
Olympic half pipe on in the background
Morning #2 - the first of a daily breakfast tradition out on the lanai, with birds singing all around us, roosters crowing, and the ocean visible in the distance,
Boogie boarding at Makena Surf/Po'olenalena Beach on our second morning - it was so awesome, we went back two more times
Queen of sand castles and sand dancing
insanely rich colors -- sky, ocean, sand
fins, snorkel gear, boogie boards, and sand toys at the ready
ready to snorkel!
our amazing snorkeling 7 year old
being on vacation can be exhausting!
After a big morning at the beach, time for some afternoon downtime....
Entranced by the "Fart Powder" series....
Anna has her own downtime
She loved the dolphin sculptures
Change of scene - reading out on the lanai while we wait for Nonni & Papa to arrive
Anna does her own reading - on the front steps waiting for Nonni & Papa
Day #3: drive out through west Maui -- around and along the top of the west Maui mountains, complete with hike north of Kapalua to the two-tiered tidepools of Honoloa