Sorry to be so silent, but for those of you who don't know, we were on vacation......
Glorious, green, lush, beautiful Maui. Let me tell you, it was the trip of a lifetime.
I know you are thinking, "You live on an island. You vacationed on a neighbor island. Wasn't it practically the same?"
No, it wasn't.
Maui is bigger than Oahu, and lot less populated. There was actually unused land around us over there. The streets did not have houses crammed into every square inch. The houses had yards. You can't imagine how amazing that is to see when you haven't seen it in two years. The houses and building on Maui are actually set back from the road so they aren't hemming you in as you drive along. Kerry and I probably said a dozen times, "Look at all the space! It's so open!"
The mountains are taller, the roads up the mountains are twisty-er (and a thousand times more terrifying), everything is greener and blu-er, and there are maids who come and make your bed and bring you fresh towels every day!
I'm going to tell you all about it, I promise. But right now, I'm exhausted. I had to be at a homeschooling conference less than 24 hours after arriving home and frankly, I'm just barely functioning. So, reports on Maui are coming, but it may take me a little while to get it all up. Don't despair.
So for now, I leave you with the most breathtaking sight on Maui. This was the one view that made the kids scream for us to pull over. We leaped from the car and snapped photos, flung our arms wide and took deep breaths. Then we wiped the tears of joy from our cheeks and went in closer.
This is why Maui is not the same as Oahu.