I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from my “family” vacation in Maui. Two years ago my dad decided to retire to Maui when he sold his dental practice. Since moving there we’ve talked about taking a vacation to see his house and the island, but as usual our plans frequently fell through due to life happening and whatnot. After a lot of planning and juggling my dad finally decided to use some of his frequently flier miles to fly Josie (my sister), Anthony (my husband), and me to Maui for a “family” vacation. Josie ended up staying for 9 days, while Anthony and I had a week vacation. Maui (as expected) was amazing. Great scenery, TONS of things to do, and AMAZING food. Luckily we missed both Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio on our vacation.
Things I learned while on vacation:
- My dad now has 3 tattoos and a pink and purple streak in his hair
- My dad is HILARIOUS when drunk (which he is frequently)
- My dad is determined to marry off my sister
So, Anthony and I are headed to Hawaii (Maui) in a few days and what does Mother Nature decide to throw at us… not just ONE, but TWO hurricanes. Are you kidding me. We honeymooned with Hurricane Sandy in the Dominican Republic in October 2012 and now Hurricane Iselle and then Hurricane Julio in Hawaii. Dad is convinced that it won’t really affect us in Maui, but the weather and news reports are starting to concern me. It says people are buying up all the supplies and emergency alerts have been issued. So, we’ll see what Mother Nature decides to throw at us. Hopefully dad and Josie will be okay, and Anthony and I will get to Maui in one piece as well.
Just a week left until vacation in Hawaii!
When my dad retired he decided to sell the house, his dental practice, and move to Hawaii. I can’t blame him though… If given the opportunity I’d probably do the same thing.
Since retiring dad seems to be enjoying himself. He’s grown a ponytail, has his ear pierced, and has seemed to relaxed into a mellow guy. in an effort to have a family vacation he is also flying my younger sister to Hawaii. I’m not quite sure what this family vacation will be like. I’m just hoping dad isn’t trying to have an intervention for my sister…
Anyways, it will be nice to get away and relax a bit. The job search has had me stressed out lately and I’ve never been to Hawaii. I/m making a list of things to see, things to eat, and places to visit; however at this point I’d be happy to just lay on the beach.