November 19th, 2010
Today is our last day in Maui. As I sit on the balcony and eat my final breakfast while staring at the sun coming up over the ocean I find myself to be happy and sad at the same time. Such a beautiful and peaceful place this has been, the perfect spot for a family vacation. We finished the last of our packing (no small chore!) and loaded up the car and we were off. We checked out around 9am and our flight was at 4:20pm so we had a bit of time to kill. And of course I had a small list of activities to do!
We dropped off our rental car and hauled all of our stuff to the airport. Wow, airport security in Kahului is WAY less stressful than Seattle!!! We got to our boarding gate with plenty of time to spare. We layered up and changed into more appropriate clothing to arrive at home at 11:30pm. The kids had magically decided they loved each other at some point during the day so they insisted on sitting together on the plane. We had them seated in front of us and they did really great. I let them order their own food and drinks and the flight attendants thought they were adorable. One of them asked Niko if he wanted some coffee. He replied "No thank you, I don't drink caffeine!" That kid kills me, and the attendant got a kick out of it as well.