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Maui - October 2013
Ben and I ventured down to Maui over MEA Break this year. This time it was a trip for just the two of us! We had a great time and a surprising amount of relaxing down time (we don't relax well). We stayed just outside of Lahaina at a VRBO. We had a great view of the ocean and a balcony (a must when you stay in Hawaii). My favorite part of staying where we did...all the turtles. Every day we were able to see tons surface. One night we even experienced a turtle lounging on the beach and watched it re-enter the water. We spent every morning reading in lounge chairs next to the water. In general, we were out for most of the day exploring and then back to make dinner and go to bed early. Our favorite activity was probably the Haleakala National Park. We went up there to watch the sunset and hike. The volcano is amazingly beautiful. If we had more time, I would definitely hike the three days it would take to see it all. Stunning! We did go on a diving trip. Ben enjoyed himself and was able to log two more dives. Unfortunately, I had issues with my ears. I had something called Alterbaric Vertigo. One of my ears cleared and the other didn't. I should have descended slightly, but typically you surface with ear trouble. Surfacing caused it to worsen. I was sick on the boat for the next three hours. I entered the water 2 times after surfacing just to try to equalize. It was awful. I know that I will be nervous to dive again in March...but I can't let fear hold me back. Awesome trip overall!
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Ben, Julie, and Amelia