Monday, July 06, 2009

Aloha from Maui!!

Wow, its hard to believe that it has been 3 1/2 weeks since we left San Diego. Our trip has come to a close, and this will be the last post that i do from the islands.........but it wont be the last i do about our vacation. So this was the 1st time that we have been on Maui and my emotions about it are definitely mixed. The is land certainly has its charm and beauty but it is defitnitely very "touristy". I found myself really kind of frustrated with the mix of people here on the island and how there are resorts EVERYWHERE!! Still, there are some very beautiful places to see the Aiao Valley is gorgeous, the north side of the island has some spectacular views, Honolua Bay offered some INCREDIBLE snorkeling, the Road to Hana was an incredibly windy drive but also very beautiful. The 1st time on the island is always the most difficult for us as it takes a lot of time to figure out what you want to see and do and you quickly realize that there just isnt enough time to see it all. On top of it all this was our last stop on our trip, and after over 2 weeks of nonstop driving and shooting you eventually hit a wall and its hard to find the energy to do anything. Overall Maui has a lot to offer but you have to like all the touristy type stuff and everything here is incredibly overpriced, Jen and i are used to going to farmers markets and buying tons of local fruit and finding lots of hole in the wall places with cheap good food. Maui had very little to offer of both, we still had an amazing time though and this island i went a little panorama crazy. This is the 1st time that i have really tried to do any serious panoramas and while i think i came away with some good ones its still a process that i am definitely refining and i still have a lot to learn. Stay tuned for more from our trip.......Aloha for now!!

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