Weekend in Maui

i would always say my favorite quote was “live your life to its fullest” (check out my fifth grade year book… there is proof!).  but it wasn’t until i met Jeremy that i actually started doing that.  we rarely say no, and therefore the past year and half has resulted in more frequent flyer miles than i know what to do with, and an expanding waistline – unfortunately the no’s also include decadent desserts and fun drinks (opps!).

to continue 2012 with a bang, we repacked our bags and jet set off to maui for the weekend (that sounded so much snottier than i wanted it to).  mom and dad were there for their annual romantic getaway, so it only made sense to crash their fabulous time!  we grabbed ta, and headed to kanaapali for a whirlwind weekend.

we took friday off and landed around 10am…  we grabbed mai tais and burgers (with pineapple…duh) at cheeseburger in paradise (i’d never been!), and then high-tailed it to the hotel to spend the rest of the day poolside.  after a few swims in the ocean we got ready and headed to kapalua for JB’s birthday dinner at merrimans… i mixed it up and had the ahi and ono for dinner (to die) and we over indulged with their “best of menu.”  a much more relaxing meal than the last time we were there (Jeremy proposed there :).

saturday we woke up early and headed to duke’s for macadamia nut pancakes and then walked to whaler’s village to catch the hula girl.  we spent the day on the yacht and enjoyed the amazing weather and insane snorkeling.  it was so great, even mom got in the water!  we had mahi with lobster sauce for lunch and mai tais on the ride back… our day concluded with cheering on the giants in game 3 of the world series (yay for the win!) at the hyatt.  we had dinner at the most gorgeous sushi restaurant there – japengo, and had a life changing meal.  we sat on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean and had a scrumptious meal (wagu filet?! sashami platter?! macadamia nut/mango sushi!?).  our epic day ended with a full on tsunami evacuation.  yes you read that right.  the island sounded the loudest sirens and anyone on ground levels had to evacuate.  nuts right?!

despite the absurd sirens sounded the majority of the night (update: the tsunami never hit the islands), i slept fine and woke up the next morning to quickly pack, grab breakfast beachside at castaways and begin the trek back home.

a quick 48 hours.. but sometimes your soul needs a hawaiian recharge 🙂

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