I don\’t take alot of videos but I would like to \”document\” the few that I do take. How do I add a video to my Project Life Album? My girl Stacey McGee passed on a tutorial on how I can accomplish this.
On your smart phone you can download any app that reads QR Codes. I have the \”Scan\” app. Once you have that app you can hold your phone up to the screen and scan this QR code and the video should pop right up! I don\’t know how long this technology will be supported, but why not!
One last look off the balcony before we leave.
LAX, sweet LAX.
The last day started off beautifully.
We could really see the other islands this morning. Lanai.
A day at the beach.
Amy, take off your hat. 1, 2, 3…dunk.
Let\’s try that again. 1, 2, click. Oops!
A look south.
A look north.
The condo. The walls were lined with mirrors so you always saw the ocean.
A great way to end our vacation. A great big piece of Hula Pie.
Every morning I would wake up and again be amazed by my surroundings. Here\’s a look off the balcony to the pool, mountains, condo grounds, and beach.
That\’s the island of Molokai out in the distance. When we first arrived it was hard to see as it was covered in clouds.
Morning routines don\’t change because of the location. Green blankie and snuggles with mama.
Don would head down to the beach first and set up camp for the family. Can you see the paddle boarder in the water? It appears to be the new thing to do.
Heading back to Black Rock for another jump!
Once they climbed to the top some guy looked at Quinn and said \”hey kid, you\’re bleeding\”. Quinn looked down at the scrape on his knee and he said \”It\’s nothing. I didn\’t even feel it.\” Our brave boy!
As you can see, he just gets up and jumps. He got lots of cheers! Click here if you want to see if larger on youtube.
Today was supposed to be our day out of the sun.
We started with a trip up the western coast of Maui to check out some \’dragons teeth\’. These teeth formed when the wind and the waves hit the lava as it was forming.
Quinn had some fun exploring.
The labyrinth made for a nice family activity.
It was windy!
Then we were off to do some ziplining. Most places required children to be over the age of 8 so I was happy to find this place.
Quinn was so excited! btw, did you notice his cool tiki necklace?
We got to the top of the first one and it was windy and high. I felt a little trepidation but when they asked who wanted to go first, Quinn raised his hand. This particular place was good because they had dual ziplines so we could go in pairs.
Don tried to do some videos but it was tough because you didn\’t have alot of control over which way you were facing.
He got this video of Quinn and I coming in for a landing. This was a shorter/lower line and they encouraged us to let go with our hands but that wasn\’t for me. I liked holding on to the handlebars 🙂 However Don did a backwards \”trust fall\”. Yikes!!
Then it was on to our next adventure. We went to Haleakala which is a dormant volcano that last erupted 400 – 500 years ago.
On our way up, still below the clouds.
Above the clouds at 10.000 ft elevation. It was like we were on a different planet. Definitely worth the drive.
You really felt like you were on top of the world.
This plant only grows in this location so they are working hard to preserve it. It matched the unworldly feeling of the terrain.
A fun adventurous day!
I woke up every morning and just couldn\’t believe the view. I probably took this same picture every morning 🙂 You can see our umbrella set up and Quinn in the light blue swim shirt.
There is some OK snorkeling right in front of The Whaler. I went out alone and saw this eel hiding in some rocks.
Later it went swimming across the sand. You don\’t see eels out in the open much during the day. They like to come out at night.
A view of our set up from sea. Our condo was 2nd from the top on the right.
We took Quinn back out to go on an eel hunt. We didn\’t see the same one but Don got this awesome shot of a baby eel.
Mama and boy.
It was time. Quinn wanted to jump off Black Rock and Don was eager to take him. Oh yay.
Starting the climb up the rocks. See the girl on the right in the purple suit? She got about halfway up and changed her mind.
There\’s Quinn at the top. Lots of young guys like to go up there and just hang out. Don guesses it\’s about a 20 foot jump.
And before I even blinked my eyes!
And another beautiful sunset. Yes, I do love my sunsets.
We were on a corner unit so we had view of the ocean straight out and also the mountains on the side.
Lovely to look at and smell.
A very sandy and fun day at the beach.
Today we took Quinn out to Black Rock to snorkel. Quinn has been snorkeling in the pool at home so he snorkeled like a champ.
As we swam by the people jumping off of Black Rock, Quinn said \”I want to do that!\”. Oh &@%#$!!!
While on the beach later in the afternoon we saw a huge pod of dolphins swim by. Pretty fantastic.
My man rocking his black muscle shirt.
We had a sitter this night and Don and I went out to check out a bunch of different restaurants on a search for The Perfect Mai Tai.
Not sure we found it, but the sunset was beyond beautiful.
There was a storm a brewing when we woke up.
But it cleared up enough for us to enjoy a day at the beach.
A view of the guys in the lower left. It was pretty windy on the beach so I didn\’t take my camera down to the beach.
A view towards Black Rock.
Our favorite place for dinner…the Hula Grill.
Mai Tai anyone? Don loves to eat the flowers which freaks out Quinn a little bit 🙂
We had a fantastic trip to Maui with lots of R&R. We stayed on Kaanapali Beach where we have stayed before. We knew that the beach was great, we could walk to snorkeling, and there were lots of restaurant choices within walking distance too.
On our way….
We had a couple of hours before we could check in so we stocked up on groceries before we headed to The Whaler. We wanted to be ocean front and were we ever. Our view was beyond spectacular.
oof (out of focus, on purpose)
A great spot for a Mai Tai and some poke while we enjoy the view.
We will take a week here!!
A glimpse of our Tuesday.
10:15 am: time to wake up
10:45 am: sometimes I give stuff to Sonic so he can feel naughty
11:15 am: taking Sonic to doggy day care
1:00 pm: waiting for his playdate to arrive
3:45 pm: playdate has arrived with his cool older brother
5:45 pm: swim lessons…working on his backstroke
5:55 pm: learning the butterfly and having great success (it\’s easier to move both arms at once in the same direction)