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Friday, April 25, 2008

Our trip to Maui - April 2008

At the beginning of April, we took our first trip to Maui. It was beautiful and we fell in love. We will definately go back. Below are some posts of the highlights of our trip.

Building Castles in the Sand...

Building sandcastles became a favorite passtime for Kallum and Steve. We purchased a set of sandtoys "for Kallum" but if you ask me, it was the bigger kid (Steve) who had the most fun buidling his works of art in the sand everyday...

Made in the Shade

One of the tricks of this vacation was to keep little miss Sadie in the shade as she is too young for sunscreen! She was such a little trooper on this trip, and actually adjusted to the time change and the hectic pace quite well. She slept better in Maui then she does at home, and sadly no, this trend did not continue upon our return to Vancouver!

Maui Ocean Center

One of the hottest days of our trip, but definately a fun time...Kallum was a bit disappointed that there were no humpback whales like he had seen on Diego...

The Sugar Cane Express

Probably the highlight of the trip for Kallum was the Sugar Cane Express. A historic steam train that runs from Lahaina to Kanapali. It was really quite something, just like his train table come to life. The train "chuffs" into the station and uncouples from the coaches, then turns around on a turn table to go the other way. Once turned around it buffers up to the coaches then all the passengers hop on board (have I been watching too much Thomas?). The ride itself is quite picturesque. The train actually stops to take on water from the water tower, which was also quite impressive. Kallum was speechless throughout this whole event, which is saying something. Another familly on the train gave us their monthly pass because they were leaving Maui, so Steve took Kallum for one last ride the day we left the Island. He has not stopped talking about his "two choo choo rides".

Makena Cove

Our last "beach" day in Maui was spent at Makena Harbour, a little beach just past Wailea. It was really calm and beautiful there and I think Steve built was of his finest castles of the vacation...