Now, if you know me, you know that I often have unrealistic expectations or fantasies. Probably from all of the crappy TV I watch. Well, my vision of arriving in Hawaii was getting off the plane (in a fabulous outfit!) and being given a flower lei and maybe a mai tai. That's how they do it on TV so why wouldn't it happen to me? Well, it didn't. I was sooo bummed! There was always the hotel. We check in, no flower lei. The bell hop takes us up to our room and we get leid! Not with a flower lei, more like a shell necklace. Good enough for me!
FINALLY in Hawaii! Looking a little tired after a 2 hour drive from Tucson to Phoenix, a 6 hour flight to Maui and 45 minute drive to the Hyatt Regency.
Mango Mojito poolside! This is how I spent most of my days. Rough I know!
Ready to dive in!
Our next stop was Turtle Town. Not as exciting as seeing sharks, but we did see about 3 sea turtles swimming. Again, we have earned the right to say we have swam with sea turtles. I will say, that Brian didn't stray too far from me this time in hopes I would be lucky enough to spot another shark.
While on the boat we did a tour of Celebrity Houses!
Here is Michael Jordan's house. The one on the right.
The reason Michael Jordan bought this house was because he wanted to be neigbors with his BFF....
Tiger's house is the one with the red tiled roof.
The story of Tiger's house is that he built a driving range into the ocean. Nike makes him special golf balls that float so the local kids go out a few times and collect them for Tiger. Every now and again, Tiger will sign the balls and the kids will sell them on Ebay!
In the hotel lobby
That day I also forgot to reapply the sunscreen. I mean, I'm Puerto Rican, I don't burn I tan. Yeah, I was wrong!
Our third day was a "relaxing" day. We hung on the beach with some mango mojitos before the big luau.
The luau was another one of those fantasies. I was picturing it to be on a sandy beach with flowers everywhere, waitresses in coconut bras & grass skirts and of course a flower lei. Well, guess what? I was wrong again. Granted I could have bought a flower lei for $10. I settled for the shell necklace and "free" mai tais they served us.
A sail boat sailing by as we wait to go in.
Ok, so let me tell you about this picture. I was feeling particularly sassy in this outfit. It was short and the shoes were about 4 inches tall. This made my legs look LOOONG (long for me) which NEVER happens in my world. So I had to throw a sassy little pose. But.... after the picture was taken we notice that this sassy short dress was see-through!! Yes, that is my beige bra and black undies showing through! I still like the picture though.Day Four: My FAVORITE Day!
This is the day we went ZIPLINING! Yes, me who is scared of driving on the ABQ freeway went ziplineing. Not only did I go, it was MY idea! I have seen people do it on The Bachelorette and The Amazing Race and it always looked so fun. So I did a little research and ran into the place where Jillian, The Bachelorette ziplined on one of her dates... Kapalua Adventures. This just so happens to also be a pretty nice golf course that Brian & his friend Brooks played a few years ago.
Waiting to get started.
Does she not look like Vienna from Jake's season of The Bachelor?
Harnessed and ready to go!
The pictures with the borders are the ones that our guide Jaime took.
Much more relaxed huh?
Here I come! My tennis shoe is on the left of the picture.
Two of The ziplines: There are two showing, one vertical one horizontal
On Friday we decided to go snorkeling again, but this time on our own. We had been told that Honolua Bay was a great place to do some snorkeling so he hopped in the rental car and headed that way!
To get to Honolua Bay you have to walk through the woods. Not kidding. I so did not expect a mile long walk through forestry!
Honolua Bay from up above.
We snorkeled past these boats. It is so peaceful and beautiful, we couldn't stop swimming!
This house was on the hill overlooking the bay. Can you imagine waking up to that every. single. day?? How wonderful!
Brian overlooking the bay.
Oh No! My cute hat almost blew away!
Brian is trying to discreetly hold onto Cute Hat.
A Hawaiian sunset from our hotel balcony
Off to dinner
Day 6: Last Day :(
Mahalo for reading my Hawaiian post! Hope you enjoyed the beautiful pictures of Maui. If you ever get the chance, take a vacay there. I will go again in a heartbeat!