Saturday, June 30, 2012


I have been wanting to go to Hawaii for so long now, but we have never been.  I think the long flight and the cost of everything there kind of deterred us me away.  But once we found out we were going to have a baby, I figured this would be my last chance for a long time to get to go to Hawaii, AND I was turning 30 AND graduating from residency.  I think those are reason enough to go on a nice vacation, don't you?  Long story short, after talking with several of my friends who have been to Hawaii, we I chose to book a trip to Maui.  We stayed at the Westin Resort in Kaanapali. 

I was so excited!  I love to go on vacations, especially with my husband!  And this one was would be the last one before we became a family of three.  Crazy!  Not gonna lie though, the flight there and back made me a little nervous.  8 Hours in the air is a LONG time. 

The flight down there wasn't too bad.  We flew from Dallas to Phoenix and then Phoenix to Maui.  It was during the day and they played movies.  However, it made for a long day, to say the least. 

We chose to relax and hang out at the resort on our first full day there.  I loved the resort, and I think it would be a perfect place for a family to go on vacation.  The pool was nice!  There were two slides, waterfalls, and a basketball net for the kids.  I really wanted to go down the fancy slide...but of course, since pregnant people are handicapped, or so it seems, neither they, nor my husband, wouldn't let me.  Double thumbs down! 
The view from our hotel room.  Can you spot the rainbow?
The pool overlooked the gorgeous beach!  The waves were awesome too!  Andrew rented some snorkeling equipment and swam with some sea turtles, which he was super stoked about.  As for me, I don't snorkel.  I layed out on the beach, got way to burnt, despite the multiple applications of poor belly, and enjoyed a relaxing day.  That evening we went down to Front Street.  This popular street had some great shopping, food, and a banyon tree that took up an entire block.  We walked around for a bit, ate dinner at a burger place, and then enjoyed a Hawaiian shaved ice, Delish! 

On Sunday, we decided to brave The Road to Hana. For those that don't know, the Hana Highway is only about a 52 mile drive, but it takes all day long to get there and back. The highway is very winding and narrow and there is said to be around 60 bridges and 620 curves. Along the way there are many waterfalls and attractions, and at the end of the Hana Highway lies the "Seven Sacred Pools." I highly recommend doing this if you go to Maui. The waterfalls were beautiful. The rainforest was pretty awesome, and the "Seven Sacred Pools" is just incredible. We had a great time, but by the end of the day, we were exhausted!
The painted eucalyptus cool!

This heart was already formed on the path we were walking.

Black Sand Beach

The rest of our trip was spent relaxing and spending time with each other.  We went to a Luau one night, which was kinda boring, not gonna lie.  We Andrew took some awesome pictures on the beach one night, and of course we watched the Thunder games on television. 

Then it was time to leave this gorgeous island and travel back home.  The flight home was pretty miserable.  It left at 9 o'clock at night, it was 6 hours long, our seats were broken and didn't recline, and there was a screaming baby directly behind us.  I am afraid it was a deal breaker...

All-in-all, it was a nice vacation and a week that we got to spend together, away from the real world, enjoying each others company, one last time as a family of two.  Can't wait for the next chapter in our lives to begin!  Bring on the family vacations to Disney World!.  I.CAN'T.WAIT! 

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