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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1,200 Feet Over Maui

Aloha!
Hubby and I are renting a plane later this week here in Maui, so yesterday, I went along when he had to go up on a test flight.  Even though hubby has been flying for many years, whenever you rent an airplane, you have to first go up with an instructor and perform a few basics, such as several "touch and goes", landings and take offs.
It was a beautiful, sunny day, but very windy, which made for a very bumpy ride!
 This is Hookipa Beach (above).  If you click on the photo, you might be able to see all of the windsurfers (there were dozens of them!), and it's considered the best place in the world for the sport!

 Acres and acres of sugar cane fields.  So pretty, I think!

This is a first for me, flying over a cruise ship!  As we flew over, I could see people lounging in chairs by the pool, and people playing basket ball on the court!  The looked like miniture people from above!

Coming in for a landing.  We landed and took off with the big jets, which is always exciting!

And back on land, a beautiful sunset at our place!
Hope you are all havinng a great week!  I'll share more photos of our adventures in a few days!

12 comments:

Tete said...

Wonderful photos from above! I hope you packed your sunblock, cause it looks like the sun is shining there!
We got snow this morning!
Wish you were here- LOL- just kidding!
Did you glitter the cruise boat?

Cindy Adkins said...

OH WOW, these photos are amazing!!!
XO
Cindy

BECKY said...

Love your photos, Donna! And what a lovely sunset!! Surely a great way to start the New Year!!

Hope yours is fabulous!
Hugs,
Becky

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Swooning...my favorite place in the world.

Aloha,
Judy

Kim K. said...

Amazing pictures, Donna!! Keep snapping away. I love coming on vacation with you and your hubby!

Gail said...

How wonderful ! Happy New Year ! Gail x

Kaybe said...

Have a wonderful time. What an amazing place to ring in 2012. xo

Gracie's Cottage said...

Beautiful views...haven't been to HI since our honeymoon 33 years ago. Enjoy!

Jan

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures! How neat to rent your own plane...what an adventure!

XO,
Jane

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Have a wonderful time and enjoy your time in paradise!

Debbie said...

Great pictures, Donna!
I must admit, I felt better once we landed. I'm not good in airplanes...especially bumpy ones.
The sunset is heavenly.
You are sooo blessed!
Happy New Year!!!!!
xxxooo

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy New Year to you and John!!!! I have company coming for 5 days--gotta get ready! lol

Have a fabulous trip!!!!
XO
Cindy