Just like the clever lyrics in that Beach Boys’ song, which so perfectly captures the spirit of this trip, our vacation in Hawaii was one of a lifetime for several reasons:
- We decided not to bring Little G with us (and everyone survived)!
- It was our last big getaway before Lil Wee Gee arrives!!
- We celebrated our 4th year wedding anniversary!!!
- And well, it’s Hawaii!!!!
All very good, well-deserved reasons, if I don’t say so myself. The Giant and I had 10 fabulous days soaking up sun and surf, splitting the time in Maui and Honolulu. If you haven’t been to Hawaii, GO! People who know me well know that I don’t usually do “beach vacays” in the truest sense (read: lay on the sand, swim in the pool) – they’re far too slow-paced for me. But, this trip ended up being the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration (albeit at an easier pace than I usually prefer). But hey, that’s bound to happen when you’re 7 months preggo, you know.
Highlights included: driving the Road to Hana with pit stops at the stunning Seven Sacred Pools (my fave spot!!), dipping our toes in the Black Sand Beach, finding the super hard-to-find Makena Cove (we finally found this spot via YouTube), dolphin-spotting, watching the Maui sun set like no other, touring the Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, indulging in the local specialties like Taro Pie at McDonald’s and Spam Musubi… and our special photo shoot with the uber-talented Anna Kim Photography!
Absolute best part, hands down? Coming home to Little G.
And obviously, every spot in Hawaii is a photographer’s dream. Keep scrolling down to join me on a little photo tour! Happy Monday to you, too, and until next time…