Bird of Paradise, Kihei

I have long maintained that coming home is one of my favorite things about a vacation. This theory was blown to pieces when Jennifer and I had to return from a vacation in Hawaii recently. It was just too beautiful, and the trip was just too short.

We traveled, as we often do, with Eric Bird and Valerie Wright. Eric's parents own a condo on Maui, where we stayed for the first six days, and then we went to Honolulu for a few more days. It feels like we did everything -- we bicycled down a volcano, hiked in a rainforest, saw some whales, went to a Luau, saw Pearl Harbor, and swam with the fishes -- but we still have a full itinerary planned for our next trip, whenever that is.

I've posted the pictures here in the order we took them, and we'll be writing about them in more detail as soon as we can. At this point, all of the pictures are up, and I've broken them up by day. Enjoy!

Day One - Saturday
Day Two - Sunday
Upcountry - Kihei, Sunset
Day Three - Monday
Haleakala - Paia
Day Four - Tuesday
Iao Valley - Sunset Cruise
Day Five - Wednesday
West Maui Backside
Day Six - Thursday
Kihei - Grand Wailea Spa - Old Lahaina Luau
Day Seven - Friday
Honolulu - Arizona Memorial - Punchbowl - Waikiki
Day Eight - Saturday
Hanauma Bay - Diamondhead - Waikiki
Day Nine - Sunday
Waikiki - Contemporary Museum - Back to Boston

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