On Thursday morning, we got up early and headed out to the airport for our 30-minute flight to Maui. M was job hunting at the airport while we were waiting.
Our first stop in Maui was in Wailea. We stayed at the Fairmont. This was the Zen Garden in the lobby.
Our room wasn't ready so we took advantage of this time to get our laundry done in their laundry facility, went to lunch, came back to our room, got dressed and went to the pool. This is the gorgeous view from the lobby.
We got a convertible and took advantage of the beautiful weather. This was M driving us to lunch.
We found a great Thai food place in Kihei for dinner. Their fish special was so good. And for dessert? Shaved ice of course. We found a tiny little locally owned place in the middle of a parking lot.
The next morning we drove into Kihei for breakfast at the Kihei Cafe - our favorite place for breakfast on the island.
I love the loco moco, but I went with something different this time. M and I shared the macadamia nut French toast with coconut syrup. My mouth is watering thinking about it.
Another random resort picture. The architecture reminds me of something from the Middle-East.
That night, we treated ourselves to dinner at the resort. The food was just OK. We should have gone into town for something else. I'm sure we could've found something better.
Later in that evening, we met up with our friends who happened to be vacationing here two doors down with their girls. We also saw our neighbor as we were walking around the resort. They were also staying at the Fairmont. Small world.
This was my view as a enjoyed my morning coffee in the lobby. I can't get enough of this.
After my morning coffee, we drove over to the base of Haleakala Crater to start our biking adventure. We were taken 16,000 feet up the Crater to get dropped off so we can bike down. We did this the last time we were here without the kids and it was awesome. This time around was just as good.
In this picture, you can see to ocean on both sides of the island.
Our tour guide posed us this way.
And off we go!
We stopped a few times to take in the view - they were unbelievably beautiful.
The whole trip down took us a couple of hours, including our lunch stop in Paia. After our bike excursion, we drove about an hour to the Kapalua and checked into the Ritz Carlton - one of my favorites! This was where we stayed the first time we were in Maui together and we keep going back.
The gorgeous view from the lobby.
We hung out by the pool most of our time here.
I loved walking over to the Honolua Market every morning, grabbing some breakfast and coffee and enjoying it with this view on the balcony at the resort.
There's also a trail right by the resort that winds along the rocky coast with breathtaking views. We love walking the trail. It's one of my favorite things to do when we are there.
I also spent some time reading out on our balcony in my Pjs. So relaxing.
This is M driving us to Lahaina for dinner on our last night in Maui.
We went to dinner at this place called Mixed Plate right on the beach. We had an awesome view of the Maui sunset.
And some yummy mai tais.
Then the next day, we flew back to California. I was ready to be withy little monkeys again!