Home from Maui; off to Europe

We flew home from Maui.  So sad to leave.  Just like this turtle who is going back out to sea in this photo I took. We said Aloha to the wonderful island and came home to 91 degree temperatures.DSCN4261  DSCN4271  When we got home we decided to go back to Europe this May.  It would be easy to just slip back into living at home and doing everyday things that keep you busy.  But we are not getting any younger and so we need to push ourselves to travel again this year.  Our son will be staying in the house with his spouse and they will take care of our sweet doggie, Mac.

So we have booked a trans Atlantic cruise for the end of April and will be in Europe in the beginning of May.  We are working on lining up some pet and house sitting gigs in England and Ireland for the first months.  We met such nice people last year and took care of some wonderful pets that we are looking forward to doing it again.  I will be posting as we get ready, so if you want to follow along just hit the “follow ” button on top of the blog and add your email addy and you will be notified only when I post. I am so excited to experience more adventures.  Now to pack…..

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Stars and whales in Maui

We have been having so many adventures on this trip. We went up to the top of the crater of the volcano which made part of the island of Maui.haleakala-maui-linda-and-davidHaleakala ( 10,000 feet high).  It is on top of the clouds and feels like the top of the world.  It is windy and cold hence the snow gear.haleakala-maui-clouds-5x7-net  We got to watch the sun set and to see the planets and the stars with an astronomer who educated us about the Maui night sky. www.mauistargazing.comhaleakala-maui-sunset-5x7-nethaleakala-maui-dave-telescope

Then yesterday we went on a whale watching trip at sunset.  We saw lots of whales. One of them even touched our raft.  They are very gentle and it was very exciting to be that close to such an enormous animal.  Here are some photos of a whale breaching.maui-whale-breach-5x7-closer-netmaui whale out of water 5x7 net.jpg  Thought you might like to see the size of the raft we were on and a whale’s back.   maui whale and boat 5x7Maui is a wonderland and we are having so much fun.