Did you know that you could buy a home for $280,000 in Maui? Well that is at least what our server at Momma's Fish House told us because he had just purchased a home up on the countryside. He, his wife and baby had come to the island from California with high hopes of some great surfing. He loved it so much that he joined the other 35% of Californians who make up Maui's population. I think $280,000 for a 1800 square foot home on Maui doesn't sound too shabby....but could I really live on an island? Speaking of surfing I just found out what a hang ten really means...how in the world? Also while in the ocean I was plummeted by a powerful wave and thought about a) the power of a tsunami and b) how I would stick to wake-boarding and not attempt to surf. Really surfing is hard and takes some serious skills...like those "no fear" kind of skills.
Anyway Maui was our destination as a last minute trip and boy it really worked well with our life. I'm not too sure it worked well with the life of Grandma and Aunt Linda though...angels I like to call them as they took care of the home front while we were away. It was the longest we had been away from the kids but a much needed break. While we were away we kept mainland communication to a minimum..which meant no internet (note to self: do that more often). In my opinion, Maui offers such a diverse experience so it really is a great destination for all . The first part of the trip we stayed in a budget hotel and then the second part of the trip we splurged on a nice oceanfront resort. We came to the conclusion that on Maui a nice resort was not our style. We like to get out, move our bodies, find secret nude beaches (because we did) and explore...so a nice place with all the amenities doesn't suite our fancy. In fact a nice comfortable bed with the sound of the waves crashing outside our window was all we needed. I could go on and on but am thinking I will stop..however if you are planning a trip over there and need some good suggestions on places to see, places to eat and places to stay then email me. I feel like we experienced enough over there that I could offer some great suggestions...many of them budgets friendly ideas. Aloha, Mahalo and Go, Fight Win.
P.S. - I think I just may follow a ton of blogs because my google reader was over 2000 unread posts when I got back. Still trying to figure out how I am going to handle all of my internet dealios. I sure can't wait to see what kind a fun and creative stuff you all have been up to.