Aloha Hawaii, Farewell My Blog

I realize I have been MIA from my blog for over 3 months. I also moved to Hawaii 3 months ago. Coincidence? I think not. I guess I was just having too much fun in paradise to spend time at my computer.

For this, I apologize.

Let me catch you up on what you missed over the past 3 months.

I moved to Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

Aloha Lahaina
Aloha Maui!

ALO-freaking-HA! This was originally supposed to be a 2 month trip, and it turned into so much more than that. After spending 3 months on the island, I have come back to visit AZ for a few weeks, and then I’m headed back to the islands. Sand in my toes, sun on my skin and a job on the beach? Yes please. No more office job for me. Hello tan!

I traveled the road to Hana

This will be another blog post all on its own, but I figured I would mention it. Our first week on Maui we took a trip to the other side of the island to see Paia, Hana, Haleakala and all its beauty. Prettiest thing I had seen in my life up until that point (since I hadn’t visited Kaua’i yet — again, another post about this).

I got a job at the first place I applied to

View of Lanai from work
Beautiful views from work

Yes, you read that correctly. Briana and I went to Maui together, and one day we prepared our resumes, road our bikes down to Front Street (the main road with shops), split the street and went our separate ways. We each got same-day interviews at the first restaurants we walked into and were hired on the spot. In Arizona, it can take months to get a job. You have to submit online applications, wait weeks to hear back from the company, go through a series of interviews, and then maybe – just maybe – get the job. If you are currently unemployed, come on over to Maui!

I became a “regular” at a bar

Drinks at the local bar
Gettin drinks named after me and whatnot…

Okay, so maybe this doesn’t sound like a good thing, but I swear it is. During my first couple of weeks (and basically every week following) I spent a lot of time at a bar called Down the Hatch. There isn’t much nightlife in Lahaina (another post comin’ atcha on this) so there are three main bars that stay open late, that you’re bound to see the same people at. I quickly recognized the same faces and became known as well. Hello new friends!

I learned to appreciate nature – yay flora and fauna!

Wildlife sightings in Maui
Sea Cucumber! Yes, it’s alive!

I’ve seen so many different types of trees, plants, fish, crustaceans, etc. and it continues to amaze me! There are so many different species that I never knew even existed. Hawaii has definitely opened my eyes to an ecosystem totally different from my home – the desert.

There is so much more to tell about my travels in Hawaii, but I’ll leave you with this overview for now. I am headed back to the islands in a couple of weeks, and I hope to continue my blogging while I’m there. Or at least post more pictures on Facebook.

Have you been to Hawaii? Share your favorite experiences below!

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