Saturday, November 13, 2010

Maui in pictures

Maui was incredible! I can't even properly explain how amazing the trip was. Everyone needs to visit at least once no matter the cost or time spent getting to/from there.

We did a lot over our 10 days in Maui. It wasn't all laying around drinking fruity drinks; though I could have spent a couple more days doing just that ;) Between 2 camera's we took close to 500 pictures. A bit much I know. So I'll recap our 10 days with a taste of those pics... settle in this may take awhile.

The 10K started 2 hotels down from mine in front of the Four Seasons. It was a smallish race with a simple course on paved roads and through neighborhoods. The swag was okay; a cotton shirt and reusable bag. They seemed to put all their effort into the post-race party. The buffet was ridiculous!

Swag and number

mile 1ish
mile 3 - sandwiched between the ocean and a golf course. rough I know!


nasty sweaty but happy I did some sort of activity over vacation!
view from the post race party at the four seasons

wake-up call before 3 am to catch the beautiful sunrise at the top of a volcano


then we biked down the volcano at speeds of 15 - 20 mph which freaked me out! luckily there were a few breaks to enjoy the scenery
rafting on the ocean - it hurt to hang on for dear life but was ridiculously fun. The snorkeling was just okay but we finished it off with seeing turtles and spinner dolphins. AWESOME!

our mode of transportation for the next 5.5 hours
during one of our stops by some of lava tubes
enjoying a day trip to lahaina
in the middle of the largest banyan tree
shaved ice. there are no words for this amazing treat

doors off helicopter ride


the road to hana. beautiful but a very long day


laying around enjoying fruity drinks and the pools/beaches
enjoying the incredible sunsets. I love how everyone stopped what they were doing to take it in every night.

Below are most of the pictures if you are really into seeing too many pictures of sunsets/sunrise, the road to hana, the helicopter tour, and us being fools/taking self portraits.

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18 comments:

runner26 said...

awesome!! you are right--maui certainly is beautiful! and looks like you did the perfect mix of activity and relaxation.

Marlene said...

I was just looking at these on FB. :) What a fantastic vacation!!!

kilax said...

Oh my gosh! What beautiful amazing photos! You did so many fun things while you were there. I cannot believe you had to wear helmets on those bikes! Scary, but fun!

Welcome home :)

Nej said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeri said...

obsessed. so so so gorgeous. I have to go to hawaii soon. and i love that you're rockin the green tank for the race! YES! :D

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That was awesome! not only did you have a rockin' vacation, but you EXERCISED! and RACED! I am offically in awe. Like I said, I often PACK my shoes, but fail to do anything other than that. I need to go there, the pictures are always so amazing.

runningwithsass.com said...

beautiful! we went to hawaii 10 years ago and I have a pic by that same tree and we did the road to hana, too. Good times! I would love to take my husband there someday!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

OMG to die for, you managed to do like everything!!! I love it thanks for sharing the pictures

J said...

Definitely makes me want to take my honeymoon in Maui now even though it would be like a whole day flight to get there!

Jess said...

Looks and sounds like an awesome trip! I'm glad you enjoyed it and managed to squeeze in a run!

aron said...

ohhh maui, i love you! looks like you guys had an amazingggg trip!

MCM Mama said...

Looks like a lovely vacation. I'm so jealous!

Teamarcia said...

Spectacular! I so need to get back there soon!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

So awesome you were able to race there! Looks like an amazing time!!

chris mcpeake said...

Awesome pics

chaco said...

oh my! I love the pics! they are really great, looks like you had a great time! More power to you!

Tara said...

Congrats on your 10K; that's pretty sweet getting to race in Maui!

Your pics are gorgeous; I LOVE Hawaii and now I wanna go back! Total jealousy! :)

I would love to mountain bike the volcano, that would be soooo cool.

kph said...

hawaii is now officially on my "to do" list. not like it was on my "to don't list" but i must say that the scenes never fail to amaze me. beautiful pics!! looks like you got the most out of it, too. active vacations are definitely the way to go!! (fruity drinks are overrated) =)