Family Album: More Maui, Please.

Every trip to Ka’anapali is the best trip, but this one, seriously, was the best of the best.

Well, except for the getting there. Nine of us arrived at LAX all ready to hula but our airplane decided not to dance. Boarded. Waited. Waited. Waited. De-planed. Waited. Waited. Waited. You know how it goes.

LAX Aug 8 2017

But finally a new plane was found and we made it to Maui before sunset:

kids first day Westin 2017

Taylor was already there, making good use of his time:

taylor lava flow maui aug 2017

It was all worth waiting for. Angie got this shot of the kids at sunset:

angie sunset pic westin august 2017

Then we settled down to the tough job of checking off the to-do list.

1) say hello to Keoki, the sulfur-crested cockatoo who we’ve greeted on every trip to Ka’anapali since the 1980’s:

tina angie keoki aug 2017

2) James takes a ride on the water slide:

james water slide august 2017

3) Head to the Hula Grill for dinner at a table in the sand:

hula grill sign


tina steven hula aug 2017

angie m2 hula aug 2017

4) Grandpa always pops for ice cream at Whalers Village after dinner:

kids ice cream aug 2017 maui

Repeat, repeat, repeat as the days melt away. We ate so many times at Hula Grill that they awarded us a complimentary slice of Hula Pie:

hula pie aug maui 2017

A surprise visit from John made our tribe almost complete:

john caleigh aug 2017 maui

All we were missing was Daniel, but he was there in spirit:

daniel poster maui 2017

Taylor and Thomas conquered Black Rock:

taylor thomas black rock maui 2017

Such a great uncle:

taylor james thomas maui 2017

And such beautiful families:

tina girls aug maui 2017

angie and boys maui 2017

It’s a little slice of Paradise:

panoramic view westin aug 2017

Hey, CE, can we start planning the next trip?

CE at Hula

Mahalo, everyone, for making Maui 2017 so special!

viv closeup maui aug 2017










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4 Responses to Family Album: More Maui, Please.

  1. dizzyguy says:

    So glad most everybody could come to help make this the best Maui trip ever. Hula Grill served as the official cafeteria and the Westin has picked up their game so yes, best ever. Thank you CCL for documenting the adventure with wonderful pics and sharp witted comments. Mahalo!

  2. citymama says:

    so hard to express proper gratitude to PP and the CE for providing a vacation to build such precious memories. maui is truly a magical place—we are so very very grateful. i will be dreaming of hula pie for nights to come! XO

  3. tdevir says:

    These pics make me want to go back there ASAP! It was a perfect vacation in every way. Thank you PP & CE for making it so special, it wouldn’t be the same without having our sun chairs & shade chairs guaranteed every day, a spectacular ocean front brunch table waiting for us every morning, and hearing the word “yes” every time a child asks for an ice cream run. Thank you for letting us re-live a few of these precious moments through this blog post! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. I love Maui! It holds such a special place in my heart. great photos!

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