Did I mention we’re actually on vacation for 17 days?
Tomorrow, Day 16 we leave Maui and return to Oahu in the afternoon. At 9 pm we depart Honolulu for home. It will actually be 3:00 eastern time Monday morning! We get home Monday afternoon around 4:00 pm and it’s off to work Tuesday morning!
So it will be full immersion upon return, but I suspect the Aloha spirit will not leave us for at least 48 hours.
Today we did almost nothing! We slept in, went to the beach, bobbed in the Pacific, and then moved to the pool. We did a little shopping and pretty much had the day we might have on any vacation…until dinner. At dinner we went to the hotel restaurant which overlooks the ocean and had one last Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Some Manila Clams with an Asian preparation, and raw oysters in Ponzu sauce and wasabi (my new fav).
I have traveled to Europe, to many islands in the Caribbean, and all over the United States and in my opinion, Maui is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I love Colorado, I love the coast of Maine, I love Antigua, I love Anchorage; but, acre for acre, I have never seen as beautiful a place as Maui.
I am a very fortunate man to have been married to a good and loving woman for 25 years, and to have a mother who felt she needed to send us to Hawaii to celebrate our anniversary (and a father who made it possible for her to make that decision!). I thank them all.
And while the final judgement is not quite in, it appears my three children did pretty well keeping the household going for two weeks without us. I am proud of them and grateful.
I will take about a week off from blogging as I reintroduce myself to the world of technology and government contracting. I will be back next weekend and ready to recreate some of the amazing food we enjoyed here in Hawaii.
Thanks to my many readers who shared their thoughts and comments on my blog. While we were here my blog received its 5,000th page view since its beginning in February! I loved sharing the experience and I’m happy you found it interesting.
Mahalo and Aloha!