Thursday, June 15, 2006

What a Trip!

I am, unfortunately, back from Maui now and it's back to the real world. Sarah and I had a great time. For those of you who don't know, I traveled with my dear friend Sarah Sherman for her job, and it was absoutely wonderful and relaxing. The plane ride there & back was my least favorite part, but I can endure that for a real vacation from work! We got in Friday afternoon and she did some work and I just relaxed and then we went out to dinner with some of her triathlon participants. That is where we saw this fabulous sunset. On Saturday Sarah had a little work to do, so I layed on the beach (I mean, someone has to do it). Then that afternoon we drove into Lahaina'i to do some shopping and some more touristy things. We walked around and did some shopping and ate at one of Sarah's favorite Maui restaurants. It was a really neat island town (in the picture below). Sunday was race day, so Sarah had to work that day. I lazed by the pool for most of the day . That night we went to the victory party for the triathalon. It was really fun to get to see what Sarah does when she's at events.

Me & Sarah at the victory party

Monday morning was my favorite part of the whole trip. We woke up at 2 am and drove 2 hours to get to the top of the volcano to see the sunrise. It was really quite incredible. We drove up the mountain to 10,000 feet, and the clouds were down at 5,000 feet, so when the sun rose it was up from behind the clouds. The pictures don't do it justice. But here are a few to try. It was beautiful. It was terribly freezing up there, so we were all wrapped up in the hotel blankets.

Me & Sarah waiting out the cold before the sun came up


Erin said...

So pretty! Take me with you! =) But now....back to work. Or maybe just a nap at work. hehehe

audra said...

I'm jealous that you went to Maui! Glad you had a great time! My mom and I did that early morning volcano/sunrise too! We did the bike ride down as well. So much fun, however we didn't get a pretty sunrise...too many clouds. Anyway, we'll get together soon!