After a flight of less than 5 hours from San Diego, we took our first peek at Maui, an island that’s much less developed than Oahu, …which is a good thing for a tropical paradise… The pilot made some sadistic turns banking sharply left and right, but the views were spectacular.
We drove straight to Kapalua at the northwestern part of the island, and installed ourselves in a little cottage on the Kapalua Bay Golf Course, with a great view from our balcony and a pretty cozy and functional kitchen (to make any food blogger happy!).
We took hikes together, enjoying magnificent views…
…and saw a woman doing yoga poses facing the ocean, in almost complete solitude at this magical place called Dragon’s Teeth.
We laid down by these palm trees sunbathing for a long time (don’t tell our dermatologist!), letting our thoughts go wherever they chose to go…
We played a lot of golf on the Kapalua Plantation course, where the PGA is currently playing the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. It was so tough that that it brought the best in Phil and the worst in me… but that is another story, that shall be told another time… 😉
We’ve traveled together to many places, but more often than not, our travels are linked to work. This was a strictly fun trip to celebrate Phil’s birthday,and the beginning of 2012. The year could not have started on a better note!
ONE YEAR AGO: The Getty Museum
TWO YEARS AGO: Crowd Pleasing Pulled Pork