So can you guess where I have been from that title?? Yup, I just got back from the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii!! My husband had a conference there last week and I was all for tagging along. So for the last 9 days we have been . . .
Walking along beautiful endless beaches. The beaches really weren't that busy and so we enjoyed a daily walk in the morning or evening pretty much to ourselves.
Playing in the water. We actually saw 2 sea turtles while snorkeling. My husband wanted to swim closer to them but I admit, I chickened out and started backpedaling. They are big!!
Chasing the waves on the black sand beach. They call it black sand, but it is more like little black pebbles. They felt really cool on your feet.
Enjoying the tropical views while bombing around the island in this!! Seriously, you can see so much with the top down that you would miss otherwise. It is absolutely stunning to be able to see everything above you while driving through the super lush part of the island.
Hiking to lots of hidden water falls. Some of the hikes were a little crazy and a bit more difficult that I was expecting, but they were all totally worth it. The green is just so beautiful and the natural pools are so clear!
Rock hopping on the volcanic rock that made up some of the shore lines. These were incredible, especially with the waves constantly crashing and spraying.
Exploring the island. On one exploration we finally found this blowhole. It was quite the trek and the winds were blowing at 40 mph. Major crazy rock scaling, but oh so much fun!!
(And ya, we got a little to close to the blowhole :)
Watching the water. I could watch the movement and color for hours. It is so incredibly beautiful So many shades of blue moving in and out and the sound of the waves crashing over and over. In a word, Stunning!!
And finally, enjoying some absolutely stunning sunsets!! I looked forward to this time every evening!
All in all . . . It was an absolutely wonderful getaway for my husband and I. I feel like one of the luckiest gals around! (Yup, had to add the sappy photo at the end :)
Thanks for indulging me in my little trip recap. We took over 200 pictures so it was hard to narrow them down. So how about some fabric!!! I was so excited to find this Hawaiian fabric shop. (Husband not so much, but he endured :)
Rows and Rows of beautiful Hawaiian print bolts!! I love all of the beautiful bright colors!!
And . . . I even got to take a little class on Hawaiian quilting. I forgot to take any pictures during the class, but this is the general gist of what we were doing. It is all hand quilting of turned applique. It was major intense hand quilting. I don't see myself making a Hawaiian quilt anytime soon (we all know I am not such a fan of hand quilting ;) but it was so much fun to learn how it is done!
So now it's time to get back into the swing of things. I think Mother Nature is trying to help us get used to Utah again as it is snowing outside :) Gotta love it!!