Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what.
I have found that the most difficult part of living in Maui is being so far away from family, so it is always a blessing to have them visit. When my parents and grandma arrived we had them over for dinner and my grandma got to see our house for the first time.
The next morning I took them to the lavender farm by our house.
We had lavender tea and lavender scones and walked through the beautiful gardens.
For the first few nights they stayed at the Wailea Beach Marriott.
The infinity pool was very enjoyable.
We had a couple of great dining experiences in Wailea.
And Matteo’s Osteria
We went out to Dumps, or Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve, to check out the snorkeling scene. This is the area of Maui’s most recent lava flow so there is a lot of lava rock. And goats.
Brandon and my dad had an awesome snorkeling experience. Lots of fish, an eel and a huge turtle.
The next morning we had breakfast at the Gazebo where the macadamia nut pancakes and fried rice are the most popular items on the menu. Everyone got the pancakes and we had to get a side of fried rice to try. Everything was delicious.
The restaurant also has a pretty great view.
We went to see dragon’s teeth and the interesting white lava.
Then we drove around the west Maui mountains.
My dad learned to stay on the trail at the Nakalele Blowhole.
And then we explored beautiful ‘Iao Valley.
Time spent with family is always special and I’m so thankful my parents and my grandma were able to come visit!
Who’s next?? 🙂