When people ask me how many times I've been to Hawaii, it seems like an odd question because I don't really know. My first trip was 1978. But I do recall the first trip I made to Maui with my husband. At least I thought I did. I seem to remember making the trip with him from Minneapolis but he assured me no, we definitely flew from Sacramento one winter.
A quick check of my computer for photos showed yes, indeed, it was 2004. The hotel we stayed at had a bar on the beach, and we drank Mai Tais while wiggling our toes in the sand, watching the sun go down in a burning ball of blaze. It was a magical 3 days.
The last time I was in Maui was in 2014, and I took a limo to The Fairmont in Waimea with my team member Barbara Dow. We enjoyed a suite on the top floor, oceanfront; we shopped, dined and sunned.
Well, this trip is nothing like either of those. You can read more about it in my personal blog today at this link: In Search of a New Experience on the island of Maui.