Adventures in Maui

Maui was pure magic. My mom was married to Mike on Saturday, April 5th at the Marriott Wailea. We started the day off with a group zip-line tour followed by some relaxing time at the beach. We ended the day with an incredible sunset wedding and the best Thai dinner I've ever had in my life. To say it was a dream come true to watch my mom marry Mike would be an understatement. They make each other happier than I could ever imagine. They truly are meant to be together and their love is absolutely infectious. I know in my heart that their future will be a beautiful journey.

Our time in Maui was mostly spent eating, drinking, relaxing, and hanging on the beach. We ventured out for zip-lining (as I mentioned above), a day-trip to Lahaina, a snorkeling tour, and a half-tour of the road to Hana. I say half because we only went about half-way. The road to Hana was everything I expected and more. While it was full of tourists, we did manage to sneak off the beaten path and find a little waterfall and swimming hole all for ourselves!

We ate our weight in Hawaiian Shave Ice and as much fresh poke as we could handle (seriously, we bought it almost every day).

Highlights from the trip:

Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice (get the snow-cap and the ice cream!)

Maui Thai Bistro (holy yum - I'm craving it right now, especially the spiced pork cake.)

Snorkeling trip

Late night beach trips to sit under the stars

Cool Cat Cafe, Lahaina (we stepped straight into a 50's diner!)

Maui Zipline Co.

Shops at Wailea

Foodland (this place is my jam. shop like a local, eat like a local and don't forget the poke!)

p.s. in the 2nd to last photo - that's what it looks like when you're taking a picture in the ocean and a wave creeps up on you - surprise!

pps. how ironic that this post is going live on my mama's birthday! happy birthday mom!

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