So, if I choose to live in my memories and these pictures of all the beauty and fair weather, you'll understand, right?
Now, you're all aware of the tragedies over in Japan, and some of you may remember that tsunami warnings reached around the pacific, especially Hawaii. Yes, that was our first night there. We slept blissfully unaware until the sounds of evacuation sirens and text messages from loved ones woke us around 3 am. Luckily we were staying uphill from the coast that night, and weren't really in danger. But that didn't stop me from imagining giant 1000 ft waves sweeping in and carrying us all away. Freaky, and a great start to the trip. Thank goodness it was all uphill from there.
We only visited one island during our trip (well, 2 if you count a daytrip): Maui. Heaven on earth. We hiked in the Haleakala National Park to the Waimoku Falls and it was the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. The bamboo knocking above our heads and the wind blew through it was truly mystical.
After, driving around and adventuring for a few days, we decided to settle in and relax. So we hung out by this amazing pool. The view and service were both impeccable and since no one under 21 was allowed, it was definitely serene. And one night as we swam by the edge at sunset we were treated to a show by about 4 whales only about 100 yards away. Amazing.
Hopefully you won't all abandon me now because I've bragged too much. If you're still experiencing the winter blues, I feel for you. I hope we can get away on another extraordinary tropical trip like this again in, say, another 10 years...
And now that I'm home and back to work, I do have a big reveal of my next fabric collection coming up really soon. No teaser pictures, but the collection is called Kingdom.