To those of you that care, it may seem like I've fallen off the face of the earth for the past 10 days.
Have no fear, I was in Maui on what turned out to be the BEST vacation of my life!
I went with my mom and our older family friend, Donna. We stayed in Maalaea (pronounced Ma-ah-lie-ah) which is a harbor in the middle of Maui with FANTASTIC, unobstructed ocean-front views. Day and night, our life merged with the rhythm of the surf.
Speaking of surf, I went on a snorkel/boating expedition, surfing (it put LA surfing to shame), biked down Haleakala volcano (3rd tallest in the world!), going to a luau and swimming! Of course, it wouldn't be a vacation without relaxation, and I did plenty of that, playing the card game Uno with Donna and my mom (I'm a veteran Uno player), making smoothies and walking along the aquamarine water 10 feet from our door.
The pictures can only capture what my eyes experienced. I wish you guys could have been there with me. I seriously began to make inquiries about working at The Maui News and where I'd live there...
Though Maui is known as one of the least developed and most beautiful of the islands, it sadly has become more developed over the past several years. On an optimistic note, the Maui government is working to impede development along its shores, restricting building to inland and up the mountains.
I hope theres' room for me in 2 years.