We went to a luau, where Annika was SO excited to learn how to do the beautiful dance. She raced up onto the stage when invited.
Annika lost her front tooth right before the luau
We loved the strong Goddess culture there.
We couldn't get over the beautiful sunsets
Mermaids on the beach
Big waves at Big Beach
Windsurfers on the North beaches
Fun rental car
Squeals of joy
Schools of fish through the submarine window
We went to 366 feet below sea level
Haleakala volcano thrilled us all
The very south end
Walking through the most recent lava flow
We ate as much fruit as we could hold. The hardest thing about our holiday was all the garbage. Everything is sold in plastic so we tried to stick to fruit from the farmer's markets. It's tough to be earth-friendly when you're not at home!
We rode the Sugar Cane Train, kids were thrilled!
Each evening one of the kids would blow the conch in each of the 4 directions as the sun went down. We loved this ritual!
Annika would take her post up in the plumeria tree to watch the sun dip below the horizon. She was hoping to see the green flash at the instant it set.
Our other favourite pastime was watching the turtles. There were often 6 right there below us, great big Green Sea Turtles, feeding, swimming and surfing. They'd come up for air and look us right in the eye. We were enchanted.
Isn't she beautiful?