So we went to Maui…

Hope you all had a merry Christmas! We continued our Christmas tradition of going on tropical vacations paid for by our parents by going to Maui! This vacation brought to you by my marvelous parents:

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(Picture from Dad’s camera, but obviously not taken by Dad)

They took all 10 of us to Maui for 9 days. Such generosity! Many thanks!

I have uploaded 97 pictures from the trip. It’s going to take me some time to post the other 96… A couple of my sisters have already uploaded their synopses to Facebook and done a lovely job. So, if you’re friends with them and are impatient, check out their albums. Otherwise, stay tuned.

Sea turtle!
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I tried to get pictures of the amazing road out to Hana, but it’s hard to get a good picture from the midsection of a moving minivan in the occasional pouring rain. So just imagine a one lane road with hairpin turns with no visibility. And two way traffic. In a jungle. It was so cool!

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Ken is pleased by the road and the jungle.
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Lauren is also. Maybe?? Is that how she looks when she’s pleased?
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After lunch we did some exploring of a couple of waterfalls. This required facilitation of Bekah’s jump off of a bank.
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We also had to cross an aqueduct. Very adventurous!
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Apparently Maui-ans need irrigation water. Sara is puzzled.
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Sara steels herself for a plunge into the irrigation source.
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She made it in!
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Apparently it was chilly.
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It was sort of a scramble to get to the pool.
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Exploring a lava tube cave
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Everyone contemplating the mouth of the cave.
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Lauren contemplates following Ken down “the firepole”
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Lots of lava tubes around. This one was just hanging out under a bridge on the highway.
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