VIC COMES TO MAUI!!
Vic came to visit us right after Christmas-December 28th through January 6th. We were a little (okay, a lot) sad after leaving our family for Christmas so it was a VERY nice pick-me-up when our little slice of home arrived!! We took probably somewhere around 400 pics while Vic was here, so i'll spare you a few and try to put up only the best! (of course, if you know me at all-that means at least 50-100 pics are to come...)
The night Vic arrived, he flew in about 4pm and he and Pat hung out until after i got off work at 8. We then gathered up a crew and went to Fred's for TACO TUESDAY! (what, what!)
Then, we made a night out of it! We headed to Dog and Duck and then Tiki Lounge for some...dancing!
The next day Pat, Vic and i went to Big Beach in Makena!
For the New Year, we wanted to make it epic! Not another random NYE party that we would have forgotten when we awoke anyway-so we went to Hana! We camped out for 2 nights and celebrated Jackson, MS New Years and Hawaii New Years!! Here are some pics from our drive up the mountain to Hana...
We finally arrived! At dark, no doubt, and in the rain! But...we made it! Time to set up camp, the grill, and get the coldies out!...
|shotgun for Larry.|
|Vic (kind of like our newest member to Maui) would not put his technology down! Even in Hana!!|
|ITS NEW YEARS IN JACKSON!! We celebrated properly!! 1st champagne bottle...popped!|
It started to rain, so we had to get back into the tent...before midnight! We almost didn't make it...
The first full day in Hana we went to 7 sacred pools...
...made a few stops at some epic waterfalls along the way...
The path to the Heaven
The stone oven along the path
you can see the presence of God clearly-at Red Rock (sand) beach.
Our ramen supper
All of the above pics are from Mama's Fish House! Sweet Mrs. Vicki treated us to an AMAZING night out at an AMAZING restaurant in Haiku! Thank you Mrs. Vicki!!! From all of us!! I wish we had taken more pics but i think Vic and Pat were sick of my 1,000 pics per night by this point. :)
See the site above to virtually visit Mama's-you can see a select menu and see pictures-it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
Vic visited at the right time because we all had the pleasure of attending Kathey and Drew's wedding in Haiku! It was a gorgeous ceremony that felt so personal and just absolutely perfect! Here are a few pictures from our time at the wedding...
Caroline and i before the ceremony-aloha St. R!!
Patrick, Ley, and Vic-at the reception
me and Steve
Vic leaving us :(
Caroline (Pat) and i
Me and Ellen
Ellen, Steven, and Pat
everyone hanging out at KamIII the day after the wedding-Sole and Steve are seranading us!
"its cloudy...in maui..."
before all the Mississippians left-Lacy, Pat, Sole
Sole, me, Ley, Shaunte hanging out at our hizzy
me, Pat, Larry hanging out at Diamonds
Sadly, our car was stolen 2 weeks ago from Pat's work! Its upsetting thinking about it just because we finally upgraded and got a reliable car that we worked hard for and then someone comes and just snatches it away. It is a vulnerable feeling that somone can just do that. We lost a lot of gear that was in the car as well, but enough focusing on the bad!! We recently bought a moped and our friends have been especially nice in giving us rides here and there! Mahalo to you all!!
Also, Pat is working at the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant at the Grand Wailea and I have also moved on over to the Grand myself! It is a nice change of pace!
In other news-Tedo is here visiting! I will go ahead and give you a nibble at some of the things we've been up to with him...
Tedo chilling in the oven.
Well folks, thats all for now!! Hope this one was long enough with enough pictures for everyone!! :)
Muchos Mahalos! ENJOY! We love and miss you all!
and a BIG congrats to Ley and Steve on their engagement!!