It was hard to leave the little island of Maui, which had won my heart with rain forest-like drives and sunsets that looked like they were from paintings. Our next stop would be Honolulu, a more urban-style Hawaiian island and also the most densely populated island of them all. We hopped aboard a full-size Hawaiian … Continue reading Honolulu Bound—Bluer Beaches and Brighter Berries
The next morning, we woke up early to prepare for our day-trip to the town of Lahaina, which is the “touristy” section of Maui and boasts some awesome beaches. The drive to get there took about 45-minutes, but it ran along a single road for nearly the length of the trip. The road snaked along … Continue reading Maui: Hula Pie and a Sunset Luau
Getting to Hawaii was the real goal of this west coast adventure. It would be state #45 for Katie and #39 for me. We gained another 3 hours through the time difference and sat through another 5 ½ hour plane ride between San Francisco and the island of Maui. We managed to cram our 7 … Continue reading A Whole Lot of Aloha
Crossing the border into California, we saw the lake peak out over the horizon and happily settled into our home for the night. For an extra $20, we got a 7th floor tower room in Tahoe City (the north end) which had a freaking amazing view of the lake and a shared balcony. The room … Continue reading California SUN!