Traveling, putting away Christmas, starting back to school — are any of those good enough reasons for having taken so long to write this post?!
Picking up where we left off…Sam, Ben, and I are in Maui. Sam was completing a housesitting gig for his boss. We were anticipating Eliott joining us for a few days, but on the way out he had an unexpected episode of claustrophobia on the first flight and wasn’t able to make it. It left the three of us to our own devices on arrangements, and we are nothing if not resilient and flexible.
The Maui Bird Recovery Project was very accommodating and allowed us to bunk with the interns in the staff housing. If you’ve ever priced accommodations on the island of Maui, you can imagine how grateful we were!
Our days were spent in a variety of Hawaiian activities – snorkeling, surfing, kite-surfing – and by we, I mean the boys. I was a little puny for most of the time we were there, and opted out of the big stuff. Ben got to try every sport he wanted to, and Sam was a patient, if novice, teacher.
We cooked at the cabin in the evenings, and that was a delight. With Ben’s experience in the restaurant, and my interest in cooking, we had some fabulous dinners, accompanied by local avocados, bananas, lilikoi, and coconut. Sam had to work one day and Ben and I drove the famed Road to Hana.
I had to leave ahead of the boys, and as I described in an earlier post, the pass travel back home was hideous. I couldn’t get out of LA to anywhere but Minneapolis, and then I couldn’t get out of there.
This was during the first pass of the Polar Vortex, and flights were cancelled everywhere. My honey was back at home on the internet, looking for any flight I could get on. He finally found one late that evening to Birmingham, Alabama. I flew, he drove, and I landed back home in my snuggly little cottage with memories of the white, warm, sandy beaches of Maui, and a few delicious days with my boys.
Life is good. Thanks for reading!