Maui! (first part of Hawaii trip)
Here are some pictures from the first part of our trip to Hawaii. The captions for the pictures are below each picture, but i think next time I'll put them on top. Quick high/low points: Highlight was scuba diving. I've always wanted to do it, and I finally got to go down to 30 feet which was really cool. Mom and dad didn't go with me though. Also, over breakfast one morning, mom and I saw some whales breaching which was amazing. We've seen a lot of mom and baby pairs where the mom is teaching the baby all the things it could need to know about maneuvering in the water, and it's been really cool to watch. We also saw a pod of dolphins which was really sweet. The worst part of the trip, for me at least, was that I got stung by a Man-O-War jellyfish! Not fun, but it makes kind of a cool story...
Welcome to Maui!
this is the view from our room
sunset Mai Tais!
my grandparents were supposed to join us, but in the end couldn't, so it was just the 3 of us.
not a great pic, but it's an eel!!!
there's a convict fish!
not zoomed in! we were really this close!!
bubbles from scuba divers - really fun to play in
i'm getting taken down by a wave...
yep, i still love playing in the sand.
the significance of this one is that i got stung by a man-o-war jellyfish! i didn't see it though. I just thought is was mom kicking me with her flippers, but i have this huge welt that goes all around my ankle, and I think i'm having an allergic reaction to it because it's supposed to go away not long after you get it, but mine is SUPER itchy and has been keeping me up at night for days :(
this is a pic of a turtle i got while scuba diving
this is me 30 ft underwater scuba diving with a family of 5 giant turtles. only one of them made it in the pic.
cruise ships flood the towns with ppl.
they cook the pig underground. this is them beginning to excavate it.
then they take of the sheets that were coving it.
then they have to take off all the leaves...
and then they throw the pig in the tray to serve it up.
male hula dancers performing the history of the hula
the women. gotta be hard with that huge head dress on!
then the missionaries came and they had to cover up.
cool blow hole
mom went in for a closer look and got blasted
olavine pools. Super clear and deep tide pools we could go swimming in.
mom and i in the pool
underwater shot in the pool
lava isn't actually that comfortable to sun bathe on.
the pools from up above
dinner in lahaina
ok, check out this banyan tree. all the things hanging from the tree are roots that are growing down from the branches which will ultimately reach the ground and support the branches
view of lahaina, maui with molokai in the background
back to the tree...it then grows out and plants itself in a new spot. what looks like a tree on the left is actually an extension of the first tree. you can see that the branches arch over and connect to the new trunk.
here's the new trunk, and the branches high on the right connect to the original trunk
this is another example of a cool banyan tree...it's the world's biggest! through there you can see the original trunk. There are 16 other major trunks which have sprouted. you can see a couple of them here in the fore ground.
so here's the original trunk...
and another trunk which has grown from the first trunk. all those trunks in the back ground which look like they belong to other trees are actually extensions of the first tree!
same for this pic too