Monday Musings about Maui…

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We just booked a short whale watching excursion for next weekend when we are in Maui and I’m so excited.  I hope to have some of my own pictures to post later and lots of stories, but I do know that humpback whales travel in the fall from the Pacific Northwest south to Maui to give birth in the relatively warmer and predatory-free waters.  This should be prime whale watching time.

I was told that since the adults are roughly the size of a school bus(!) you can see them easily from shore, but if you want to see the babies and interaction between whales, it’s really necessary to go out on a boat.  My stepdaughter and her hubby and some friends of theirs whose trip overlaps a little with ours had booked an excursion and invited us along, so we will be on the Ocean Discovery vessel that the Pacific Whale Foundation sends out a couple times a day to allow tourists like us to see and listen to the whales closer up.  Can’t wait!

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  1. So jealous! This is on the top of my bucket list… can’t wait to see your photos!

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    1. You’ll get there. So far, Hawaii is my favorite place on earth!

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  2. That sounds awesome! Enjoy this well-deserved break. 😃

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    1. Thanks, T. I can hardly wait!

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      1. I’ll bet! I want pictures!! 😃

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  3. Jealous ❤ Have a great time and take a lot of pictures ❤

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  4. While you are on Maui, take the trip up Haleakala, the volcano on the island. The crater is 10,000 up — winds send the clouds scurrying over the crater so that the picture you take one moment looks nothing like the picture you take the next moment. Beautiful. Stop at the visitor center about 1/2 way up and see the Silversword plant that only grows on the volcano. As you can see, I highly recommend it! Enjoy the whales, then enjoy the volcano. Maui is a great place to get in touch with the Creator.

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    1. I’ve done Haleakala before, Carrick on the way up and down, so no more for me! I agree, Maui is magical!

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  5. Fun, fun! I know you will have a blast!

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    1. Yes, just being away with family is the best!

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    1. Thanks, Maria, I’ll do my best with photos!

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  6. What fun! Have an amazing time!

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  7. One thing we didn’t do when we were in Maui! I’m so jealous. Have a wonderful time. Take tons of pictures!! 🐳

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  8. Omg, that sounds AMAZING! I’ve always wanted to go whale watching in Cape Cod. Anywhere, really!

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  9. Wow! That sounds really amazing! Ooooh, I hope you get lots of photos!

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    1. I’m so excited, we’ve never been there in January before. I hope I remember to take pictures!

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      1. As long as you enjoy every moment!

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  10. Looking forward to your pics, lucky girl!

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    1. I am spoiled, I admit it 😉

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      1. oh, so spoiled. You go girl.

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  11. How thrilling! I can hardly wait to see photos. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. I will do my best. Never been in January before!

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    1. It’s impossible not to in Hawaii. It’s my happy place!

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  12. You certainly have some exciting and interesting events on the horizon. Enjoy the sights.

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    1. Thanks, yes, very lucky to take this trip to Maui!

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  13. Have a wonderful time in Maui!

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  14. Very cool! I’m sure you’ll have a marvelous time whether you see them or not, but sure hope you do! 😀

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    1. I think they guarantee we see one on the boat trip or they’ll take us out again!

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  15. Ooh… have a great time! I really enjoyed whale watching… which is kind of odd since I’m afraid of sea creatures. (And things that fly… but that’s another story…) Of course, my whale experience was off the East Coast… 🙂

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    1. I’ve never been anywhere during whale season before so I’m really excited. And Hawaii is definitely my happy place!

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      1. I’d love to go. I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen in my lifetime…!

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      2. Never say never. The first time I went to Hawaii was for my 20th anniversary and a few years later we were able to buy the timeshare and now I’ve gone 7 or 8 times. I can’t believe it myself sometimes…

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      3. I kind of think that if I ever get there, I’m not coming back! 🙂

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  16. Sounds really fun! Have an amazing time with the whales! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, looking forward to it!

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    1. Come on, then, it’s not until Sunday!

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      1. Erm … do they have a branch in the North Sea?

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      2. Nope, they go south for the warmer water. Looks like you’ll have to come to Maui!

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      3. That would be so nice, thank you, Dee. I’ll be there at … oh, wait – I have a dentists appointment – so sorry. 😦

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      4. That’ll be the day I give up seeing a whale for a trip to the dentist. I mean, how expensive could a last minute fare from London to Maui be? And you’d probably only be traveling like 2 or 3 days.

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      5. You crack me up, lady – love it! 🙂

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      6. Well, it’s never cheap anymore 😦

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      7. That is the cheapest – the most expensive is double that!

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      8. I worked hard to get good deals on this trip to Maui. Had to plan several months out and wait for sale fares. But we ladies who lunch have the time 😉

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      9. You know – I never thought to ask – what do you do for a living, Dee?
        I’ll catch your answer in the morning – time for bed now. Goodnight. 🙂

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      10. Night, Robert. Lucky enough not to have to work now, hence the ladies who lunch. My degree was in Journalism and public relations but I’ve done lots of things over the years 😉

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      11. Oooo, now that sounds interesting – have you many famous people and all of that?

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      12. Not famous people, no! But …

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      13. … there was some interesting stuff there – right? 😀

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      14. Someday maybe I’ll tell 😉

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      15. May you be blessed with enough somedays for all your hopes, wishes, desires and dreams to come to pass. 😉

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      16. Oh yers – most assuredly. 🙂

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      17. £622 roundtrip? That’s a better deal than I got! One way, yeah, lots of cash. Besides, you just had vacation! Guess you’ll have to stay and work. Once you’re famous, you can travel as much as you want 🙂

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      18. Yeah, true – I’m vacationed out. But I’d be a fool to wait until I’m famous for my life to begin. 😉

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      19. 😀 so true. I don’t mind doing without lots of stuff – but I do love travel ❤

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    1. Thanks for the reblog…

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      1. My pleasure!.. found it very interesting

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