Monday, January 23, 2012

Snorkeling and Sunsets

I know you've all been waiting to hear about what we did today on our vacation in Maui  :)  Last night we had spaghetti, salad and the most delicious bbq shrimp.  Here we are all eating dinner:

One of the things I love about Maui is the sunsets.  We were treated to a real show last night, and it was neat to hear all the conch shells blown right as the sun set.

This morning we got up and drove to Honalua Bay where we did some snorkeling.  The snorkeling there is great, but the beach is nasty.  It's all big, slippery rocks, and unfortunately we had a few bad spills trying to get in and out of the water.  I saw a massive puffer fish - he must have been at least 2 feet long!  That was the highlight of that snorkeling excursion for me.  I love puffer fish.  I also saw a few tiny cute guys, as well as oodles of other gorgeous fish.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
The bay is actually some guy's private property, and he has chickens and a cat that roam around, begging for food.  Unfortunately none in our group were chicken lovers, so the chickens were less than desirable, but the cat was fun.  He decided he liked the looks of my lawn chair and curled up and went right to sleep.  

After snorkeling we went and wandered around Lahaina.  I bought 2 sweaters (yes, I bought sweaters in Maui), and some souvenirs.  It was soooo hot there, so I was glad to hop back in our air conditioned jeep and drive back.  When we got back to Kihei, we got cleaned up and had dinner at Moose McGillycuddy's.  I had a delicious teriyaki shrimp bowl.  Uncle Ed and I got matching drinks. 

Again, we were treated to a beautiful sunset while we ate our dinner.