Maui Hawaii-2013

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Last week Corey and I spent in Maui. It was beautiful. The views definitely did not disappoint. We stayed at the Sheraton Maui, which had the best beach and was right by Black Rock where we did a little snorkeling. There weren’t a lot of fish, but we did see a few cute fish and 2 HUGE sea turtles. Very Cool! We spent a few of our days on the beach, Corey enjoyed trying the local beer and I stuck with the island cocktails. The picture above is of a Drunken Monkey, also know as a Dirty Banana in Jamaica.

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We also went to a traditional Hawaiian Luau. The hula dancers were great, but the food…not so much. It was still neat to experience it and the open bar helped! They had several signature cocktails, I enjoyed the Lava Flow….yum!

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One night we went on a sunset dinner cruise. It was really cool to see the sunset on one side and then turn your head and see the moon coming up on the other. The musical entertainment was also pretty fun. A big bald guy with an old school white piano guitar thingy singing along to some music. HA!

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We met up with Corey’s Uncle one afternoon to play a little golf. We played Kapalua-The Plantation Course. The greens were super tough to figure out, but the course was beautiful and played pretty easy for me. I even birdied number 18…the “famous” hole. Yay ME!
On our way to the course we stopped and had lunch at the Maui Brewing Company. Corey really enjoyed it for the beer part…I thought it was pretty neat too. I had their traditional pub plate. (Pork, Rice, & Macaroni Salad) Interesting…but good.
Dinner that evening was at Merriman’s Maui. It was fabulous. Everything was great! I started off with fried goat cheese and a fresh strawberry salad. Monchong for an entre’ and white chocolate marsaladas (like a beignet) with a kona coffee and caramel dipping sauce. It was one of Top 5 restaurants in Maui- I definitely think so!

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In order to “really” see Hawaii, we decided to take a helicopter tour over Molakai to see the sea cliffs and huge waterfalls. It was breathtaking! WARNING-if you get even the least be air sick…take a lot…I mean A LOT of motion sickness medicine. It is rough. I closed my eyes about half way through the flight.

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After that we grabbed a bite to eat at Hali’imaile General Store and started the track up to the top of Haleakala, a super high dopant volcano. It took forever to get to the top but once there….it was awesome. Looing down on clouds and up to clouds as well,…pretty neat!
Overall, It was a beautiful trip. The sites are amazing and definitely a place I think everyone should get the chance to see. I am thankful to have gone, but I think I’m still a Jamaican girl.

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