When my sister suggested we take another sister's trip, I immediately thought of where we should go----Maui! I had Hawaiian airlines miles which were about to expire and I had lots of Wyndham points left over after getting our Kauai weeks this past Feb. for half off. So I called Wyndham and had them place a Wyndham week into Trading Places for me in exchange for a 2 bedroom condo in Maui from May 28 - June 4th. All I had to do was pay for my flights to/from STL-PDX.
The day finally came and I was on my way to PDX. My sister, Carolyn, picked me up and we headed back to Dallas, Oregon, for a couple days. Then we spent the night before our Maui flight in a hotel by the airport. On the 28th (Memorial Day), we were on our way bright and early (to me!) to catch our 10:30 flight to OGG. Since Ken and I usually travel to Hawaii from STL all in one day with a couple stops and long layovers, this travel day seemed to go fairly quickly. Only long part was the 2 1/2 hour layover in Honolulu. Originally we were suppose to fly non-stop to Maui---one of the big reasons why we picked Maui over Kauai, but Hawaiian decided to eliminate that flight and keep an extra 8000 of my miles that I used to book the non-stop instead of a connector flight---I was not too happy about that, but Hawaiian was! The only good things about it were the views of Honolulu and Maui county as we flew over them.
2012-5-31 to the up country:
2012-6-1 Ulua beach and Lahaina:
2012-6-2 Molokini and sunset at Kameoli:
2012-6-3 Maluaka beach and sunset cruise:
2012-6-4 time to go home:
It was a great trip. Possibly the best "sisters'" trip we've done yet! Wonder where our next sisters' trip will be?!