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Maui - December 2007

We celebrated Christi's 40th birthday by going back to Maui. We found an outstanding condo using http://VRBO.com, right above the Shops at Wailea with a beautiful view. It was nice not staying in a hotel room for once.

We spent December 8-19th over there and while we were there our friends Dan and Tricia visited with their baby Ryan, and my brother Jean and his wife Ramona came over for awhile too. Our friend Janet from work was also over there, wrapping up a month and a half on the island (now that's a vacation).

We arrived at the perfect time, the first sunny day after over a week of biblical rains that even knocked out power for two days. Our time on the island was perfectly sunny and we had a blast. Lots of sunbathing, drinking tropical drinks, and fabulous meals.

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Photos


Ryan

Our friends Dan and Tricia came with their baby Ryan. He is adorable, and I've never seen a baby that universally happy and well behaved.


Room with a view

We found the best condo by looking on http://VRBO.com. It was right above the shops at Wailea and had an outstanding view


Snorkeling bay

This is one of my favorite places to snorkel. It's right next to the Marriott and has great fish


Trish and Ryan

Ryan all sacked out


Looking Back

The view back at Wailea beach while I was out snorkeling


Beauty at night

Out for a nighttime stoll


Honolulu Coffee

We had coffee almost every morning at this great coffee shop in the Shops at Wailea


Ouch

"causing serious injury or death!" Yikes


Our Condo

Here's a wide angle showing the living room looking out toward the deck and the kitchen


Bedroom

The bedroom in the condo


Bedroom view

Even the bedroom had a great view!


Off the deck

A pretty view off the deck


The Deck

The deck was really cool, with a table for outdoor meals and two perfect chaise lounges


Sunset on the balcony

The sunsets were beautiful this time


Christi and Ryan

Christi hanging out on the deck with Ryan


Dipping into the ocean

Great view of the sun sinking into the ocean


Evening in Wailea

An evening shot off the deck


Returning to the scene

A shot of me and Christi at the Seawatch where we got married


Corona

A cool corona around the sun


Dan, Ryan, and Tricia

A cute shot of Dan, Ryan, and Tricia


Palms from the Seawatch

Pretty sky from the deck of the Seawatch


Beauty

I could take pictures of her all day


Mongooses (Mongeese?)

Whatever, they were adorable, and kept us safe from cobras!


Cute bird

I love this shot of the bird. Great lighting


Proof

I once read on a wall where someone had written "sundresses are proof that there is a God and he wants us to be happy" hard to argue!


Paddleboard

I really wanted to try paddleboarding this time, but didn't get around to it. Maybe next time


Sunset in Wailea

A beautiful sunset in Wailea


Christi at sunset

We took sunset pictures on our way to dinner to meet my brother Jean and his wife Ramona who were flying in that night


Tall Sunset

I love how the sunset hits the clouds


Happy Ryan

Ryan is always happy!


Jean & Ramona

Jean and Ramona arrive in Maui, just in time for a great dinner


Another beautiful day

Another beautiful day in Maui!


Hanging with the surfers

Dan, Christi, Ryan, and Tricia up on the cliffs overlooking the surf beach


In Lahaina

Ramona and Jean in Lahaina


Nice outfits!

I nearly wet my pants when I saw these outfits!


Checking it out

A surfer waits for the right time to jump in


In he goes

Apparently the time is right


At the surf beach

Jean and Ramona at the surfing beach over near Paia


Cute Lizard

Isn't he adorable? he was right outside our condo


Sunset from Capische

A great sunset and an outstanding meal


Group shot at Sorrento's

Hanging out before dinner at Sorrento's


At dinner

Christi at dinner


More sunset

Did I already make the sundress comment? Well, it's true!


Me and my bro

My little brother Jean. He's forgotten more about computers than I'll ever know


Great shot

A great shot of Jean and Ramona at the Seawatch


Palm at sunset

I love the gradient of the blue in the sky


Makena from a distance

Big beach at Makena from a distance


Makena at sunrise

Big beach at sunrise


Big beach shadows

Early morning shot on Big beach


More big beach

another cool big beach shot


Chickens!

When our friends Brian and Tricia and Chris and Mary were over for the wedding they kept getting waken up by roosters, so I shot this for them


Long shot

A long distance shot of Makena


Red bird

We kept seeing these red birds. they are adorable


Redhead

Another cool bird with a red head


Another Mongoose

He was adorable, but you shouldn't try to hug them


On the run

A mongoose on the run


Puppy

We saw him while we were out taking pictures on our final morning on the island


Pocket Pals

The pocket pals on the deck