Family Trip to Maui2.18.2015
^^ Our favorite stand! It's located conveniently, right by Costco. Make the stop here at the beginning of your trip and buy the biggest jar for under $10. Refills are only $4.50 after that. ^^
^^ Like most babies, she wasn't a fan of the strong sun, so I bought her these little sunglasses that resembles my Karen Walkers. Surprisingly, she seemed to not mind them! ^^
^^ She is such a sass frass. ^^
^^ People on this island is the sweetest and the happiest. ^^
^^ Someone told us that the little town of Paia was a hippy town, Lehi and I sure felt like we could easily fit in. Does that make us hippies!? Maybe our music taste is "hippie" -ish. ^^
^^ The Banyan tree in Lahaina was so incredible. ^^
^^ I've had quite a bit of Shave ice in my days, but this is by far the best I've ever had. Clearly, I couldn't wait for the photo, I had already ate most of it. ^^
^^ Sharkpit. I HAD to go here once I found out that it was the highest rated food truck in the US. It sure didn't disappoint. ^^
^^ Welcome dinner hosted by Lehi's work. ^^
^^ So proud of Lehi's hard work! ^^
^^ The beautiful road to Hana. ^^
^^Black sand beach was the best reward for reaching Hana. Well, that and the banana macadamia bread. ^^
^^ Poor baby girl doesn't seemed to know how to breathe in windy situations. ^^
^^ Melts my heart! ^^
^^ Still unsure about being lifted high. ^^
Where do I even begin!?
We had the privilege of going to Maui the past week for Lehi's work.
His work hosts a huge getaway for employees who reached a certain quota annually.
Every year the destination changes... This year was Maui.
I don't like to get mushy on public forums, but I just have to for a quick second...
Can I just say how incredibly proud I am of what Lehi accomplished!?
He is one of the hardest workers I know.
He goes the extra mile behind people's back and he really is such a great example for those around him. I'm so happy his work was recognized and celebrated at President's Club. I feel so incredibly lucky that Coco and I got to ride on his coat tail and experience Maui.
Now, it was our first time traveling with Coco, so naturally I was sooo anxious.
I did all the research I can about traveling with an infant, consulted our pediatrician, and veteran mamas. At the end, I do feel like it went super well.
There are definitely things that I would do next time to be better prepared to travel with her.
I've only been on 4 flights with her, but I'm feeling pretty comfortable for our next adventure.
As long as Lehi is there to tag team with me, I feel really confident. But I will tell you...
I saw a mother traveling with a baby and a toddler all by herself. Honestly, thinking about trying to get through TSA with Coco was making me nervous.
This brave mama was a trooper. I wish and hope I can be like her one day...
Going back to Maui... You guys, we've been to Oahu couple of times, but Maui was by far my favorite.
Everything about it was just magical. As you may or may not know, Lehi and I love to eat and discover new restaurants, I always make a list of places to go before traveling. I'm slightly type A when it comes to organizing and lists. So, I made a spreadsheet of all the places I wanted to go eat.
We really tried to go to as many as we could, but I just had waaaay too many food trucks on the list. I can appreciate fine dining, but food trucks are where it's at, you guys.
I mean, hello Off the Grid in SF! Have you been? Ah. That's for another day.
Here is a short list of our favorite places in Maui:
Let's talk about how amazing Costco in Maui is for a quick second. I'm a sucker for Ahi Poke, but I've never been satisfied with the cost and the amount they serve at restaurants, but somehow I found out that Costco in Maui has an Ahi Poke section! It's fresh and it's only $16/lb. You think it doesn't get any better than this, but oh... it does. They have tons of goodies that will make the perfect souvenirs. I got carried away with all the chocolate macadamia nuts and other delicious goodies that I had to purchase an extra suitcase there. Good thing it was on sale though!
Another highlight of the trip among many was our trip to Hana.
I honestly was under estimating, the more I spoke to locals about itvI started to get a nervous. I get car sick fairly easily and we had Coco with us, but I knew it was one of those things we HAD to during our visit. Right before we got on the road, we decided to make a pitstop at a drug store and load up on snacks and dramamine. The road was loooong, but thankfully Coco did SO well. Probably better than her mama and papa. But we all somehow survived and made it to beautiful Hana. Despite the insanely nauseating windy roads, the view the whole ride was just absolutely breathtaking! I'm so happy we did it. It definitely was worth it all and I highly recommend it if you ever visit Maui.
I most likely should have made this post into two parts, but I just really wanted to condense it all in one post, so I can make a separate video about it.
Hopefully I can have that up next week. Crossing fingers.
Have a great day!