It is hard to believe that my much awaited trip to Maui is finally really just around the corner, as in I leave Tuesday morning).

I am not sure when we started talking about this trip, I know it was more than a year ago, and my mom & dad, who are the reason for the trip (they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary there) have probably been thinking about it much longer.

And not only do I get to celebrate such an awesome day with them, I get to spend two weeks with them, my brother and sister-in-law, and their three beautiful little girls.

We will be staying at the Honua Kai Resort and Spa where we will essentially have condos with full kitchens so we won’t have to eat every meal at restaurants and can more easily satisfy the “I’m hungry” demands that come regularly from the little ones.

Other than the renewal vows (set for sunset on the actual day of the 19th on the beach at Kapalua) we have a luau set at Old Lahaina Luau for Friday the 11th. As of now there is nothing else specific planned though I do intend to get around quite a bit (in addition to sitting by the pool and or ocean – with plenty of sun block) and am hoping to

  • Drive (well I’ll probably ride) “The Road to Hana”
  • Go Ziplining
  • Attempt to Surf (with lessons)
  • Snorkel (probably more than once)
  • Go Horseback Riding
  • Hike (again more than once)
  • Shop (was there any doubt)

In the early stages of planning I was hoping to do the bike ride down from Haleakala, however that has gotten too popular and now the biking starts outside of the park so it might not be worth the money.

Since I will only have my iPad with me, and will likely be doing lots of other things, I likely won’t be posting much during the trip. I will, however, try to get some pictures on facebook and will add more detailed posts after I return.