Thursday, February 3, 2011
Need warmth, head to Hawaii
I left the Caribbean about 10 days ago for a visit to Dallas. Whoa, what a mistake! It is freezing here with icy roads and rolling blackouts. I love the Caribbean, but even I am thinking about going to Honolulu or Maui to visit my friend Barbara. She just moved there from the beautiful island of Nevis and already has a job as a Marine Biologist.
This lucky girl gets to swim with dolphins, play with turtles and watch the migration of whales on a daily basis. Hawaii has gorgeous plants and sea life, great surfing and luscious waterfalls.
There is so much to do, particularly in Maui. Watch the sun rise over the Haleakala (house of the sun) Crater, at the top of East Maui Volcano which has an elevation of 10, 023 ft. Take a helicopter tour to see Hana, waterfalls and the verdant rain forest from above.
When you're ready to relax, check out the Old Lahaina Luau, where they roast a pig in an underground oven, known as an imu.
I can already smell the salty air and my body is nice and warm from just thinking about going to Hawaii. I don't care what anyone says, imagining is the next best thing to being there!