Crystal M Williams

Disability Advocate, Writer, Blogger, Kabuki Syndrome

Highlights from Hawaii

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Hello everyone, it just occurred to me that I haven’t been very active on my blog since January. So I figured that it was about time that I post something. It has been almost three weeks since I got back from Hawaii. I went to Maui with my husband and his family. Matthew and I stay for a week, while his family stay for ten days. We all weren’t even sure if we were going to be able to go for a long time because of covid and all of the restrictions that they had put in place for traveling. It wasn’t till the week of our trip that we were all excited about going. It was a little bit strange to been in an airport for the first time in two years of not being able to travel outside of Canada. I was definitely more anxious and nervous then I have ever been travelling this time around because I knew it would be a way different experience with having to do a rapid antigen test and wait for our results. We were all kind of worried because of the what if factor. What if one person tests positive and everyone else test negative. Anyways you get the idea, we had to wait for thirty minutes for our results and everyone’s results were negative so we were all clear. To be honest that was truly the most stressful part in the airport and after that everything else was a piece of cake.

Now enough about that part, time for the actual fun part. HAWAII!!

When I go with Matthew’s family, they have been to Maui a few more times than I have and they love staying at the same place every time. So we stayed at a condo in Kihei. It’s nice because we could decide when we wanted to eat out or stay in. We did lots of swimming at a couple different beaches that we have been at before the last time I went with his family to Maui. Matthew and I went swimming a few different times at the pool. Went boogie boarding a few times I forgot how much fun that is. One day went snorkelling, although it wasn’t the greatest time because my mask kept fogging up on me and I didn’t make sure that my flippers fit me properly. Spent one day on the other side of the island in Lahaina did some shopping there and also walked around the little town. It was kind of sad this time walking around seeing so many of the stores that we have been to before, that either had to close down or downsize because the pandemic. Anyways no more sad talk. We got to see a few beautiful sunsets on the beach that was across from where we were staying. Played cards a few nights, did lots of reading and had lots of laughs. I have one other thing that was a huge highlight from the trip. I wanted to save this one for the last because well it’s the best one in my books. I finally got to see a sea turtle. I have always wanted to see one and I have never gotten to see one up close before. This sea turtle must of got caught in a huge wave and got pushed closer to the shore. It was a few feet away from everyone in the water who was around it and I couldn’t believe how big it was. it was absolutely incredible and I was in complete awe by this beautiful animal. This was on the very first day of our vacation.

Anyways that’s all I have for today about my trip. I will put some of my favourite photos from our trip below. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post today. I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!


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