Monday, April 12, 2010

To Molokini we go... or not!

Molokini is a small crater shaped island off the coast of Maui. 
The kids had really been enjoying the snorkeling so we decided to invest in a boat trip out to visit the underwater life in
its' midst.

We boarded The Four Winds II which came highly recommended as the best company to do the Molokini trip with.
They had all the snorkeling gear ready.
The staff was great.
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We felt prepared with towels, and snacks for Little Bear and doses for Dramamine for everyone. 
We try to avoid throw up whenever we can.
Side story- When we gave the Dramamine to the kids in the car, we had only one water bottle. The first child we gave it to backwashed their entire pill back into the water bottle. We all got an extra little dose. 
That's just how we roll!

We excitedly boarded the boat and then heard the news.
We would not be going to Molokini. 
The winds were blowing too hard.
You can't really tell in this picture.
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But, look at what the wind can do with my hair in this one!
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So instead they took us to Coral Cove.
We could have driven there from our hotel and hiked down the hill. 
But, then we wouldn't have had the fun boat ride, the barbecue lunch, the glass bottom to peer through and the slide. 
That's what I told Hottie Husband anyway when he mentioned it. 

Cute, cute, cute boyz getting ready to snorkel.
I was really impressed with the adventurous nature of them all. 
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Little Bear and I headed under the sea to the glass bottom to observe.
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We had a great time under there and nobody threw up.
It must have been that tiny extra dose I got. 
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We observed these interesting sea creatures. 
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Then HH came back and let me take a turn.
Mister Luke was happy to go back out with  me.

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And show me all the sea life he had discovered. 
This one was the most interesting. 
To me anyway!!!
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Just kidding!
You know he was in the boat with Little Bear. 
But, I am glad the kids snapped this photo so I could at least feel like I got to go with him. 

Then we headed back to the boat.

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The boys and I all agreed that a trip back to Maui is in order because we just have to see Molokini someday!



11 comments:

GlowinGirl said...

Love those sea creatures! ;)

Looks like a great time -- feeling a tad bit jealous here.

Farmgirl Paints said...

The water is so blue! It's all kind of wasted on us. I am scared of the ocean...or should I say the sea creatures:o So no snorkeling will be happening on our trip. Was the wind really bad?? I saw on the forcast that it was going to be windy every day.

Foursons said...

Oh wow, what fun! I love the photos through the boat window- both directions.

Brigetta's Mom said...

Great Story telling and pictures. I felt like I was there with you!

shelley said...

hi brigetta,
i haven't stopped over in a bit to say "hi" so i'm popping ova now to see what's new in your part of blogashere... what beautiful photo's i love the colors! looks like it was a wonderful day for your lovely family.
smiles,
shelley :)

Alisa said...

Love love love the pic of you and little bear. He looks at you with such adoration. Nothing like those moments!! xoxo

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You look like you are having the best time!

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

INCREDIBLE pics! Just fabulous- thank you so much for sharing!

partialemptynester said...

Too fun! Crackin me up with the dramamine...gotta love a mom who doesn't sweat the small stuff :)

Liz said...

Such fabulous pictures! A great time for great family memories.

Xavier said...

Looks like a great time snorkeling Molokini.