Monday, December 22, 2008

Aloha from Maui!!!

After a long day of delays waiting for a long flight, we finally made it to Maui. I watched the weather report on the 10p.m. news on Thursday night and the weatherman said that a storm was expected to hit the Wasatch Front between 11a.m. & 2p.m. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 11:40a.m. so I was a little worried the storm would hit before we left but I wasn't too concerned. Friday morning we woke up and were getting ready to run some errands before going to the airport when we received a call from Delta informing us the flight was rescheduled to depart at 5p.m, which was definitely after the time which the snow storm would hit Salt Lake. As we waited the snow began to fall, and fall, and fall some more. By the time we drove to the airport the roads were horrible and I feared our flight would be cancelled or delayed further so I was pretty stressed out, I don't handle anticipation well as my family and Carissa can attest (i.e. I ruin most Christmas surprises) Here's a pic of Brian & Justin waiting patiently at the airport. 

We boarded our plane about 6p.m. and we finally took off at 7p.m. and arrived in Maui around 10p.m. Hawaii time. After picking up luggage, the rental car, driving to the hotel & checking in we finally got to bed about 4a.m. Mountain time, but we made it! 

Saturday morning we ate breakfast and laid in the sun overlooking the ocean. It felt so nice not to have to stress about work, or school, or finals, or my internship, or the primary program or anything else... It felt like the huge burden was lifted and it is time to have fun! 

     (Brian, Kim & Aleisha laying out the first day)

                                           (Justin, Carissa & Aaron laying out the first day)

After laying out we headed over to our zipline excursion.
Half of the fun was going up the mountain and looking over the Hawaiian islands and ocean. The excursion included 4 ziplines and a giant swing. Here are a few pictures and videos from the trip:

Kim & Brian Riding Zipline #3, it is 1/2 mile long and takes you to speeds of 50-55MPH.

Carissa & Aleisha Riding Zipline #3

Aaron & Kim Riding Zipline #4

Brian & Aleisha Riding Zipline #4

The best is the last, Kim & Brian on the giant swing.


J and J said...

Hey Guys, Christmas was nice and warm for you this year. Looks like you had a lot of fun in Hawaii. Hope all is well with you guys.

Brooke Zes said...

your trip looks sooooo fun!!! ps you are so photogenic, you look gorgeous in like every pic!

Heidi said...

Carissa, what fun! It's great to see what you guys are up to!! Now it's back to life!