So, I came home from work at the end of May, intending to go meet Paul Forward and friends in the Tordrillos for 2 weeks for yet another ski adventure. But, as things turned out, the weather and conditions were less than inspiring and the boys ended up coming out of the mountains early. After skiing a few things in Eagle River, realizing that ski season at home was slipping away (not to mention a less-than-inspirational weather forecast!), and having no real reason to stick around, I decided to use some airline miles and change things up . . . I needed to get away from even wanting to ski and Hawaii seemed like just enough of a change to do the trick! Plus, I have wanted to learn to kiteboard for awhile and this seemed like the perfect chance!
So, off I went - I have barely any pics cuz I was taking kite lessons and practicing pretty much everyday, sneaking in road bike rides before and after to explore some of the incredible road riding in Maui - it was so great to be on the bike!!!
|On the road to Hana - this was an amazing ride!!!|
|Also on the road to Hana|
|Again on the road to Hana|
|On the ride-around-the-west-side loop . . . stunning scenery once I got off the highway!|
|Completely worked, but loving it! I had stopped kiting cuz the wind was too strong, so laughed at myself for the whole ride that I went on a road ride instead . . . holy headwind!!! Oh well, I guess I earned it :-)|
|Yeah, I didn't necessarily have any leftover light by the end of that ride . . .|
|The last morning, Andrew took me surfing - I am not a surfer, but it was such a lovely note to leave on!!!|