Last night Richard Bonomo and I went to work out at the health club in Sun Prairie while Travalon swam there. We did what Luxuli calls Strength Training Without Mercy, or STWOM, pronounced "storm." (Having studied Irish for nine months now, I no longer find that pronunciation unlikely.) This involves lifting a reasonable weight twelve times, then a heavier weight eight times, and then one you can barely lift three times. Today I feel like my arms are going to fall off. (Hope that makes you happy, Rich!)
As promised, here are some more photos of Maui. This first one is looking out the window of our resort, not toward the ocean but toward the rest of the resort.
These next photos are from the Garden of Eden along the Road to Hana:
This appears to be a private residence in the Garden of Eden
These next shots are from the public beach at Hana and the private black sand beach.
Apparently there are Packer Backers on Maui - we found this along the Road to Hana.
This is a photo from the Seven Sacred Pools. Most of the rest of it was not that photogenic due to the lack of rain this past season.
This is a photo from the south shore of Maui, of a roadside shrine. It shows how the landscape resembles the west coast of Ireland.
These next shots are from Haleakala National Park and show the silverswords and the peaks above the clouds, as well as a stuffed nene (since we never saw a live one).