I guess you can judge this post by the title.
Maui has been amazing me since we got here. Everyday I love it more. Looking at the beautiful mountains and ocean and thinking "wow... I live here." Never gets old. I can't wait to share this island's wonders with my friends. I wish I could say I've been here all my life or that my roots started here, but I can learn the language. I am pretty much teaching myself, since Hawaiian is such a dying language.
I got to do something today not everybody gets to do at home. I swam with a sea turtle! Since laws protect the turtles, I couldn't ride, touch, or even get very close to him. He was still amazing. They have such a kind and pretty face. I didn't even have my snorkel gear (me and dad shared his) and still saw him. I love to swim out there without anything on my face - meaning no snorkel/mask - not sure why.
We also drove around the West Maui Mountains. This is a road not really known by tourists, but it's a lot like the road to Hana. There is a tiny town about half way, with friendly locals, fresh fruit, and smoothies. It's old and timeless - you almost feel like your in old Hawaii. I really can't wait to show this part to friends. We also saw a waterfull - pictures later!
A hui hou - Lindsey