Neil and I just returned from 5 days in Maui, COURTESY OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Once again, I find myself completely indebted to others. Honestly. What kindness. How can I pay everyone back? Cat-sit for you? Do your mending? Spell-check your resume? Let me know, and I'll do it.
Yes, our time in Maui was amazing. GO FIGURE. There's something about walking outside in a tropical place. I love the sound of the palm trees going "shhhhhhhh" all around you while the waves crash in the background. The warm air just feels SOFT. I love it.
We stayed at this real-super-fancy resort called the Honua Kai. It's in N. Kaanapali. We were la-zy. We snorkeled and swam and ate a ton (I ate two breakfasts, sometimes three, each day. Because why not.) Lotsa fish. No kiiiiiidddds.....
I felt terrific the entire time. Oh, EXCEPT one night. I had 1.5 beers at dinner, which is more alcohol than I've had in 6 months, and at 3 a.m., I experienced what felt like a monster hangover. I think it's because my body is already filled to the brim with poison. My liver was like, "OH GOOD, MORE TOXIC JUICE FOR ME TO FILTER OUT. THANKS FOR NOTHING, BAKES." But I was better by 10 am, and we spent the day outside. So that passed!
On the last morning, we snorkeled a final time and ran smack into a huge sea turtle, paddling alongside the reef. I remember wishing that at that moment, my mask would turn into a live-feed video straight to your computer so you could be seeing what I saw.
Big props to Grandma/Baba, Gramie, Sydney, Kim, Julie & Erik, and Laura & Shannon for helping with our kiddos!