Sunday, May 27, 2012

Home from Paradise (Kihei, Maui, Hawaii)

We are home from Maui, and trying to adjust to the cooler temperatures and gray tones here!! Glad to be home but miss the sunshine, the beauty, and the locals. What an amazing place Maui is!! We stayed at Waiohuli Beach Hale in Kihei and loved it. Our unit was a one bedroom condo, next to the beach, with a wonderful swimming pool, view of the ocean and the price could not be beat!!! In the off season, $95.00 a night, wow!! If you are interested in checking out this place, contact Martha Ingalls of Quality Real Estate : (808) 283-2231

This is the back side of the condo's,
and the view from our Lanai. Awesome!! As you can see, the grounds are gorgeous!!
The beach at Waiohuli Beach Hale!! There is a bit of seaweed that gathers at our beach, but the cool part of that is the sea turtles love it!! Once the sun sets, the sea turtles show up just 20 feet from the shore and dine on the seaweed!!! They pop there heads out of the water frequently as they munch down all the delicious food!!!!

We rented a Road King Harley Davidson for a day and road around the country side, half way on the Road to Hana, and into the Up Country to the Tedeschi Winery where we bought a yummy bottle of Maui Splash wine for our last night on the island. On the Road to Hana, we stopped at an amazing sight! A grove of Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees. They are so amazing and beautiful. I had never heard nor seen anything like them before. I think I am going to have to design a quilt of this photo!!!
Us on the bike, you can see me in the mirror,hahaha!!!

I also finished reading a book, the second Flavia de Luce Mystery, while laying out by the pool!! I don't get to read much at home, so this was a treat!! Now I am ready to begin reading the third in the series by Alan Bradley called, "A Red Herring Without Mustard". I love these books!! Flavia, an 11 year old sleuth/chemist is hilarious!!

So, I did bring home some treasures from the island:
We swam with the turtles while snorkeling, so I had to have a turtle pattern!!

Love the Aloha Hawaiian shirts!!
Fresh pineapples from Hawaii! This is what we had for breakfast!!!
These plants and many others that are houseplants on the mainland, are outside plants there!!
I've got plans for this fabric!!!

And gifts for my birth mom, Judith, she does fabulous hand applique and these patterns and fabrics remind me of her :^)
And here we are, after 36 years of marriage enjoying our first trip alone, just the two of us!! It was an amazing adventure and we hope to go back many more times.

Until later, keep those needles sharp, Happy Quilting, Aloha and Mahalo friends :^) Martha

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