Maui Family Vacation

My family just got back from a vacation in Maui.  The last time I was on Maui was for my honeymoon almost 19 years ago!  Things have changed a bit since then, but it was still just as gorgeous as I remembered.

This trip was with my extended family…13 of us.  My grandparents, parents, brother + wife with their 2 boys and our family of 5.

This is the view from the hotel we stayed at.  Isn’t is breathtaking?

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We headed right for the beach to snorkel and play in the sand.

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The cousins swam everyday!  The hotel had 5 pools which included 2 kids pools with waterslides.

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On one of the days, my sister and I got to ride horses on the beach while the husbands went scuba diving with sharks.  I think the last time I was on a horse I was 12! It was so much fun!

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We also went to Camp Maui and went ziplining!  The kids loved that!

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We did drive the road to Hana…..uuuhhhmmm.  That was an experience!  We made it to the 7 pools after a 2.5 hours drive going 15 miles per hour.  If we went any faster I got really sick.  My hubby made a video on our travel blog HERE.

Isn’t this tree cool?!

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(photo taken by Livin’ the Fit Life")

This is at the end of the 7 pools and looks cold but it was warm and 80 degrees. 

 

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Here are the 7 pools.  You can just barely see the bridge at the top of the picture that we drove over to get here.

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When we got back that night all 13 of us went to the Luau.  We were celebrating my grandma’s 82nd birthday and my grandparents 64th wedding anniversary.  They made a special announcement for them there and honored them both. 

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And this was the most beautiful sunset that night! 

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Ahhhhh.  By the end of our 7 days, Clark and I were dreaming of ways to stay.  lol  I’m sure everyone does. 

The whole trip was such a blessing and had been in the planning stages for a few years before it finally came to be.  I think the timing was right since my youngest son is 9 and the boys and cousins are all old enough to remember the memories made.  I think it will be a special trip for all of us to remember!

Check out our travel blog for videos (including the shark dive!)

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Have you ever been to Hawaii?  What island? Would you move there?  Do you travel with extended family?

claire

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