I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
We went to Hawaii for Christmas - we were so lucky to see Santa on the beach Christmas morning!
It is the first time we have had a relaxing, beach vacation (usually there are places to go, things to do), and our first vacation away from the cold. The day we left it was -28°C here, and when we landed in Maui it was +28°C.
This was the view from the condo that we rented, in Kaanapali, on one of the golf courses. Most afternoons were spent lounging on the lanai, watching whales playing in the ocean. It was a 5 minute walk to the ocean. The island of Lanai is visible in the distance (we also saw Molokai on the right).
There was a Hawaiian quilt on the bed.
There were beautiful flowers everywhere. This double hibiscus outside the front door, always had a lizard around.
We went snorkelling everyday. I never imagined anything like it - such clear, warm water, and so many amazing fish. My sons took these photos with an underwater camera, the pictures don't do the actual reef justice.
humuhumunukunukuapua'a (reef triggerfish) - the state fish
We visited lots of beaches,
and drove to the edge of the Haleakalā volcanic crater.
It was an incredible vacation! Now back to my normal routine.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!❤