Wishing I was in Maui, but dealing with being here

N is for

Napili Bay, Maui HI. My screen name refers to my favorite place on earth.

It's always a good day on Napili Bay

How we got there: In 1977 when DH and I got married there was no honeymoon. Fast forward to 1982, 5th anniversary and it was time for the honeymoon. I went to the travel agency (this was before internet) and spoke to a woman who was the “Maui Specialist” . I had been to Maui in the past with a girlfriend and stayed at a resort but knew my DH wasn’t a resort kinda guy. She suggested a quiet bay that was like the “old Hawaii”. I took a couple of brochures home and DH picked the one he liked.

How long have we been going: Since 1982 we have been 25 times.

Why: Because it is the most relaxing place I have ever been. I’m sure everyone has that kind of place and this is mine. The first year we only went for a week and spent it seeing the sights, Hana, Iao Valley, Lahaina, Upcountry, and of course a luau. Since then we have returned for 2 or 3 week trips and mostly just hang out on the beach.

We have met our best friends there over the years. We all return from around the country (and even one couple from England) the same time every year. When my husbands new job required that we change our usual vacation dates, everyone in our group changed to match our dates. Now we all come and go within a few days or so of each other.

This year we leave on September 8th for two weeks. I’ve been getting phone calls and FB messages telling me their “count down days” to Maui.

Do you have a “getaway” place that is special? Tell us about it. In the meantime, here’s a slide show of my “getaway” place. Aloha……………….

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Comments on: "N is for" (5)

  1. What a beautiful place! Loved the slideshow.

  2. It’s so cool that you found such a place and also wonderful that you have found friends along the way.

    It looks absolutely beautiful. I can see why it brings you back year after year.

    The beach and ocean are only a short distance from where we live. Sitting and watching the waves has such a calming effect on me.

  3. How enchanting! Our getaway is to Daytona Beach Shores in Florida. Not as idyllic as yours, but our home away from home. Plus, we can a visit in twice a year, so it’s the place for us.

  4. Stunning place. I’d love to go (but it’s pretty pricey to get there from the UK), it’s definitely on my “one day” list 🙂

  5. That looks simply beautiful. How wonderful to know it’s there for you. My getaway place is a remote campsite in Dorset where we take our 1952 vintage caravan. We sit and read on dark wet English summer evenings by the light of it’s gas lamps which hiss quietly and lull us into drowsiness, listening to owls, watching for bats and getting eaten alive by the Blandford Fly. Not quite Napili bay, but hey-ho.

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