Tuesday, November 7, 2006

2006 Magical Maui

Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2006:

Another wonderful father/daughter trip.   He had just been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, but was feeling pretty good at this time---so he wanted to get as much traveling in as he still could.  It was a bitter sweet trip---knowing there wouldn't be many more father/daughter trips.  He was a great travel companion! 

Oct. 30:  travel day:

Oct. 31---Haleakala:

Nov. 1---a ride to the West side:

Nov. 2---RTH (Road to Hana):

Nov. 3---the South side lava beds, Iao Valley, Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens, and the NE side of Maui:

Nov. 4---Haleakala, again:

Nov. 5---Maui Ocean Center:

Nov. 6---Ahihi snorkeling:

Our week was over way too quickly!   I'm sure Dad was in pain a good part of the time---thus his hanging back on some of the walks.  He was always such an adventurer.  But he would never complain!  I just hope he enjoyed the trip as much as I did. This was both of our's first trip to Maui.    I really didn't expect to like Maui as much as I did. I'm always reading that people who love Kauai as much as i do are disappointed with Maui. But I loved it. Maybe not as much as Kauai, but there was certainly enough here to keep me interested. I'd love to go back and do more snorkeling. If I can ever get myself to give up one of my yearly 2 weeks on Kauai, I will be back!