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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Aloha Maui

We're home and boy did it get chilly while we were gone. Autumn is here. The trees are turning and there are leaves on the ground. Goodness, how long were we away?

Here are a few more photos from our stay in Maui.

'Ahihi cove. A nice place for snorkeling and tidepooling.

'Iao Needle. The 'Iao Valley is the site of one of the most famous battles that occurred in 1790 and changed Hawaii history forever when King Kamehameha I destroyed the Maui army in an effort to unite the Hawaiian Islands.

On our last day we checked out of the hotel and had almost 11 hours before our flight. Time for a trip to the Haleakala Crater. 10,023 feet. I don't think I've ever been that high up outside of a plane. Get this--I was IM'ing Bill & Spinnity on the way up and down from the crater. Coverage on Haleakala. Cool.

The view was amazing.

We were also fortunate enough to see a pair of Nene (Hawaiian geese). This is the female.

It's breeding season and the pair just staked their claim on the Visitor Headquarter lawn. This is the world's rarest goose. Awesome.

After Haleakala we went to the windsurfers' mecca (outside of Hood River, Costa Rica, and others), Ho'okipa.

We never did figure out what that swimmer was doing out in the middle of the windsurfers. If you click on the photo, you'll see him to the left of the breaking wave. He didn't really swim around much, but it looked like he was in face of danger more than once.

All in all, it was a fantastic trip. Maybe next time we'll go later in the year so we can see the whales.

Aloha Maui.



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