Aloha Hawaii!

Alex and I just returned from a week-long vacation in Maui. We had a wonderful time exploring the island, catching up on relaxation, eating tons of fish and working on our tans. Here are some photos commemorating the trip.

We spent our early evenings on our porch drinking wine and eating cheese and enjoying the amazing views!

We spent our early evenings on our porch drinking wine and eating cheese and enjoying the amazing views!

Our ocean front room at the Wailea Beach Marriott was perfect!

Our ocean front room at the Wailea Beach Marriott was perfect!

Here is the view from our chairs at the infinity pool. This was paradise!

Here is the view from our chairs at the infinity pool. This was paradise!

Brought out my new suit and sunglasses for the big trip!

Brought out my new suit and sunglasses for the big trip!

Each morning we grabbed a cup of coffee and strolled the beach. What a wonderful way to start the day!

Each morning we grabbed a cup of coffee and strolled the beach. What a wonderful way to start the day!

We took the Road to Hana all the way around. This was one of our first stops at mile marker 7 - the bamboo forest. It was really cool - we had never seen anything like it before.

We took the Road to Hana all the way around. This was one of our first stops at mile marker 7 – the bamboo forest. It was really cool – we had never seen anything like it before.

Waianapanapa State Park with a neat black sand beach

Waianapanapa State Park with a neat black sand beach

Haleakala National Park and the Seven Sacred Pools

Haleakala National Park and the Seven Sacred Pools

We woke up at 2:30 a.m. on our vacation to drive up 10,000 feet to Haleakala National Park and watch the sunrise over the Haleakala Crater. Very cool.

We woke up at 2:30 a.m. on our vacation to drive up 10,000 feet to Haleakala National Park and watch the sunrise over the Haleakala Crater. Very cool.

Enjoying a wonderful meal at Nick's Fishmarket in the Fairmont. We had exceptional service and a wonderful view. The food was great too :)

Enjoying a wonderful meal at Nick’s Fishmarket in the Fairmont. We had exceptional service and a wonderful view. The food was great too 🙂

Te Au Moana Luau, complete with a fire knife dancing competition.

Te Au Moana Luau, complete with a fire knife dancing competition.

Amazing sunsets!

Amazing sunsets!

Last morning beach walk

Last morning beach walk

Yay - we got tan!

Yay – we got tan!

We were so lucky to be able to fly first class on our Hawaiian vacation. The service on Hawaiian Airlines was fantastic.

We were so lucky to be able to fly first class on our Hawaiian vacation. The service on Hawaiian Airlines was fantastic.

On the way home with a guava memosa in hand.

On the way home with a guava memosa in hand.