Road to Relaxation

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Happy Friday ladies, and welcome to Maui! Our somewhat last-minute getaway to this beautiful Hawaiian island is just what the doctor ordered. My daughter and sister-in-law have joined us so we’re having a family reunion of sorts too.

It took only a few hours for island time to set in, and I could feel my blood pressure start to drop. Long walks in the sand, listening to the waves crash, watching the sunset… we needed this little getaway.

Yesterday we decided to sneak away from the resort and take the long drive to Hana, a tiny place at the end of a 2.5 hour long and winding road along the coast. Along the way, we passed roadside stands selling coconuts and leis, waterfalls, and lush greenery. We were so excited to arrive at Hana… what an idyllic place this must be!

We got a good laugh when we arrived, as while it is quaint and cute it is SMALL. It turns out, the road to Hana IS the adventure… this trip is all about the journey. We slowed our pace on the way back, visiting a waterfall, grabbing some local coffee and treats.

By the early afternoon, we were more than ready for a dip in the ocean, and found the perfect spot, called Secret Beach! A long sandy stretch on the North Shore of Maui. It’s exactly the kind of beach escape we came for.

The water is warm and the most gorgeous shade of turquoise. We bobbed in the waves… so large that at one point, I got knocked off my feet and rolled on the sand until my daughter plucked me out. It felt like I drank a gallon of saltwater.


At some point (who knows when?!) I became the smallest member of our immediate family, and my kids started watching out for me… crossing the street, carrying large bags, rolling along in the waves. When did that happen?

On the drive back to our resort, we spotted humpback whales breaching and swimming right off the coast of the highway! It was absolutely magical, so we pulled over to enjoy the show.


Today was a special day of relaxing, adventure, and time with my family. I hope you have a beautiful weekend with yours.

Oh and just for laughs… Thursday is senior day here in Maui where I discovered that being carded has a whole different meaning over 65.

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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