The thing I’m most excited about that took place over this trip was getting a system down of how to get the kids to sleep on the plane. When we went to Italy I was still feeling out what it would be like to travel for work and all that. But now that I know, it’s been fantastic and made traveling way easier. I used the same system on our flights to and from Utah, and it worked like a charm.
On our first day in Maui, we laid low and just hung out. One of the neighboring resorts has penguins, tropical birds, and koi fish which were a huge hit with the toddler, of course. We got there at the perfect time, and E actually got to feed the koi fish! It’s one of her responsibilities here at home, so that definitely tickled her fancy. After nap, we also walked to an outdoor mall to do some shopping. I grabbed some souvenirs for Joshua and I, and browsed with AB while E got to visit the toy store.
We did the Road to Hana on the second day, which was great and an experience of a lifetime. But man, my stomach isn’t as solid as it used to be. On our third day, I got to go snorkeling for the first time ever! It was amazing, but then I totally almost puked and couldn’t stay in the water as long as I would’ve liked. I get super sea sick, so the crazy current from the hurricanes made it even worse since I was on the surface and feeling everything.
On our final full day, my bosses had a date day and went scuba diving, so I had the girls for the morning on my own. The girls are early risers, so E, AB, their nana, and I packed up and went to the Maui Ocean Center. Although it wasn’t as big as I was imagining, it was a nice little outing for the kids and I would recommend it if you’re in the area with kids. It was small enough that E was able to walk the entire time, which was really nice.
The day we left Maui, we had some extra time before we needed to be at the airport, so The Bosses took me to see the Iao Valley, where the Battle of Kepaniwai was fought between Maui and Hawai’i Island. It’s been said that the river was so full of blood that it ran red to the ocean.
Have you ever been to Maui? What were some of our favorite parts about that island?