We frequently take our vacation in Maui, Hawaii. Maui is not a big island. We could casually go around the island in a few days, and still have plenty of time to walk on the beach and watch the sunset everyday. We got married on Makena Beach, so we visit that beach on every trip. Makena is not a sand beach, it has a lot of lava rocks instead. From Makena, we like to get on the Road to Hana. As soon as we get on the road, we could see the lava rocks on both side of the road. The local people were creative, they repurpose the lava rocks into walls for construction, protection, or decoration.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose
There is a story about a little boy who lived in a village. One day he climbed the tree all the way to the top. To his surprise, he saw the ocean and could see all the way to the horizon. What a sight that changed his life!
Our mental ability is powerful beyond our imagination. As we gain new knowledge and insight, it brings us to a whole new horizon of the outlook of life.
When we traveled to different countries, we looked out to the ocean, new horizon came into sight.
San Clemente and Newport Beach, California
Key West, Florida
Port Douglas and Bandi Beach, Australia
Weekly Photo Challenge: New Horizon
– Photos by Miriam Hurdle
There are two types of travel, one is for sightseeing, and the other is for relaxing. Maui, Hawaii is a place we go frequently to relax.
Walking on the beach.
Reclining on a lounge chair by the pool of the condo.
Looking out to the ocean from the balcony of the condo.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax
Feel the gentle echo
From the bottom of my heart
To your “I love you!”
Daily Prompt: Echo
– Honeymoon in Maui 1996
Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic
– Photo by Miriam Hurdle, Maui, Hawaii
It was simply a beach wedding without human audience. The officiator, the sky, the clouds, the ocean, the trees, the lava rocks, and the sand, were our witnesses. It happened in Maui, Hawaii twenty some years ago. We wanted to have a beach wedding. We then came back home to have our reception at a hotel for all of our family and friends.
During the last twenty some years, we went back to Maui several times, visited the same beach to refresh our memory, and renew our vows to each other.
Tuesday Photo Challenge: Simply