This was the first real vacation I took in 2 years and I was seriously not excited about it at all because I didn’t want to leave my wonderful life in Vancouver but Maui was fun, better than I expected and I did almost everything I wanted to do. I never did get use to the time zone difference though so once it got dark, it felt like midnight and the grandma in me was ready to go to bed even though it was only 7pm. Anyway, here is a photo diary of our trip…
Of course, a blog post isn’t complete without a poser cyclist picture.
We worked out almost everyday bright and early in the AM. Tabata, HIIT, sprints, bike rides, runs… fitness first! How wonderful it is to have fit and committed friends who don’t bitch and complain about breaking a sweat (and waking up super early for it)!
Of course, the highlight of my trip were the bikes rides!! We rented a couple of Specialized Roubaix roadbikes and spent our day cycling in heaven. Our 100km route was fairly easy but it was extremely mentally challenging because of the heat and the strong (and HOT) headwind. When the locals warn you about the winds, they are not joking!
But when it gets too hot, you can just pull over and take a dip in the ocean. Definitely heaven.
Our biking destination was the Fish Market in Paia where we shared a yummy mahi mahi burger and delicious calamari while talking to a guy who dropped everything in life to live his dream in Maui (and he was a cyclist too— which was why we started talking in the first place when he saw our bikes).
I don’t know what he was thinking but he biked in SANDALS and very Hawaiian-ish board shorts (and the long sleeve to cover this sun burn). I’m sure he had a few regrets… harharhar.
The theme of the trip were MASSIVE FEASTS. We ate like kings and queens every single day. Loco moco, 96 Kusshi oysters for $96, too many tacos, seafood galore, poke, cinnamon buns … and a black forest cake parfait cup that I found at Safeway that I got horribly addicted to. I love Black Forest.
…and poppin’ bottles. Lots of bottles. Hey we are Canadian okay. Any time we are in the US, we always take advantage of the cheap liquor prices …and the fact that every hour is happy hour in Maui.
A very Hawaiian breakfast: spam, Poke and eggs.
Girlfriends: you can’t live without them.
Beautiful sunsets (although the sun sets wayyy too early). Another reason why I cannot live there!
Next time I’m in Maui, it will be to bike up 10,000ft to the top of Haleakala from sea level. I didn’t get to do it this trip because I was suffering from knee pain but now we have a reason to go back!
And a cliche beachy picture to end this entry.