Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 Wowwie Maui!!!!

2013 Wowwie Maui!!!!

After years of trying to get Ken to go to Maui, he finally agreed to go.  I had been there twice before, first with my Dad and another time with my sister, but neither of them are snorkelers.  Maui has a reputation for much better snorkeling then Kauai.  I was anxious to see if that was really true!  Ken thought it would be more crowded and more of a party island.  

We were fortunate to have the trade winds with it's low humidity the whole time we were there.  Kona winds were expected soon after we left.  I had planned on going to Lanai, but the snorkeling was so good on  Maui that we didn't bother going there (this time)---plus there were small boat warnings much of the time we were there. 

Note about my cameras:  above ground-Canon 60D; underwater-Canon D20

Feb. 18, 2013--STL-DFW-OGG; the long travel day---

Feb. 19, 2013:  Makena Landing snorkeling---

Feb. 20, 2013: Honolua snorkeling---

Feb. 21, 2013: Just another windy Thursday and snorkeling Maluaka---

Feb. 22, 2013:  "A" is for Ahihi!

Feb. 23, 2013: Kapalua  snorkeling---

Feb. 24, 2013: Po'olenalena and Makena Landing--

Feb. 25, 2013: Po'olenalena and Drums of the Pacific luau---

Feb. 26, 2013: snorkel Olowalu (MM14) and Baileys arrive from PDX---

Feb. 28, 2013:  Kapalua snorkeling and Lahaina---

March 1, 2013:  Ahini and Mama's Fish House---

March 2, 2013: Ulua, peggy sue's, kameole and more----

March 3, 2013: Oneuli Beach, Whale watching tour, Bubba Gumps:

March 4, 2013: Kula Garden, Haleakala---

March 5, 2013:Maluaka---

March 6, 2013: time to leave!---

I'm pretty sure we will be returning to Maui.  I wasn't sure if hubby would like Maui because it's busier then Kauai, but he really did.   In fact, he seems to like it more then Kauai.  He liked that there were more snorkel beaches right next to each other so if one was full, we could quickly go to another one.  As for the snorkeling being better then Kauai, that would be a yes.  But Kauai has the edge on being prettier on land.

 Next year when we're in Kauai we'll probably be missing Maui!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2013 Feb. trip to Florida (Sea World)

The 5th week of the year rolled around again, so it was time for another trip to Florida.  My Dad bought that week at Orange Lake in Orlando for all of us to enjoy.  My sister Carolyn and her boyfriend Chester were going, so I decided it would be fun to join them for a couple days.  So I conned Angie into going with me for 3 nights.  Instead of staying at Orange Lake, though, Angie and I stayed at Wyndham Bonnet Creek right by Disney.  I flew into Ft. Lauderdale and spent the first couple nights there at Angie's, then she and I made the 3 1/2 hour ride to Orlando.

One of those first days in Coral Springs, they took me to the nearby park they like to go to for viewing alligators.  It was a nice day and we did see lots of iquanas and a few alligators. 

A gator coming to say, "Hi!"
 Josh helping a fisherman with his catch.