I’m Pretty Sure This is All Your Fault! ;)

Aloha! This is the theme I just loaded onto my phone, thanks for giving me the little push I needed!

Thanks so much for all the wonderful tips and ideas you left in the comments of my last post! Sooo appreciated! I can’t wait to share Maui with you for Metamorphosis Monday!

If you’re not already, be sure to follow on Instagram where I’ll be posting photos regularly during this trip. You’ll find the Between Naps On The Porch Instagram here: Instagram.


Pssst: Met Monday may go up a little late, but it will definitely go up during the day on Monday.

Aloha! 🙂

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  1. Love the pics! And you will love Maui. Have a wonderful time!

  2. Ruth E. Rupp says

    I have broad shoulders. I’ll take all the blame!! haha
    Have a fabulous trip. Buy something gorgeous. Wish I were going with you. Aloha

  3. You wouldn’t have resisted much longer anyway, lol. Have enough fun for all of us!

  4. Susan,

    My husband and I honeymooned on Maui. We had planned to break the trip up on the way home by stopping in San Francisco for 3 days.(11.5 hr plane ride. Need I say more?) We were enjoying the Island so much we seriously considered cancelling San Francisco. Alas, we kept to our itinerary. (In hindsight I’m happy we did as it is such a beautiful city). Keeping in mind we were there 30 yrs ago this month, here are a couple suggestions for you. If you are looking for a good steak (Prime Rib was their specialty) with a beautiful waterfront view – I would suggest Kimo’s Restaurant. Go at sunset! High on my list would be the Haleakala Sunrise Tour. A shuttle picked us up at our hotel. Our guide was wonderful, full of Island history and even made an extra stop at a Sugar Cane Plantation afterwards. Our Hotel offered a Luau on the beach which was so much fun. Hellicopter Tours were also highly recommended, we did not do this! lol As a little surprise to family/friends back home, we mailed fresh Coconuts to everyone. Just wrote their addresses on the shell and the shop shipped them off. They loved them! I am sure the Island is much more built up now and you will not be at a loss for things to do. Enjoy your unexpected trip! Looking forward to your posts & pictures!

    Safe travels, Leslie

  5. Happy Trails! So glad you decided to go.

  6. Happy Travels! Glad you are going!

  7. LINDA PAGE says

    So glad that you are going!!!!!! You will not regret it. Have fun!

  8. Can you tell me where you found the app for your cell phone with the sea shell icons?.Darling

    • If you have a Samsung phone, they have tons of beautiful themes in their theme store…very inexpensive to buy, only $1-2 each. I love changing the one on my phone often.

  9. Good for you Susan! Safe Travels & Aloha!!

  10. Susan,
    If you have time, check out this book. https://smile.amazon.com/Maui-Revealed-Guidebook-Andrew-Doughty/dp/0996131884?crid=3684PPQQ10LY5&keywords=maui+revealed+2018&qid=1528649814&sprefix=maui+&sr=8-1&ref=mp_s_a_1

    This book contains many hidden gems and is available for other hawaiian islands. Have a great time. Aloha!

  11. Well of COURSE you were going to make the decision to go. Never doubted you. 🙂

  12. Of course you are going, I never doubted………good for you, have a blast!!!

  13. Sally carson says

    Don’t know if you’re a Costco member, but they had an article about Maui in their May Connection magazine. Although I believe you might already be on your way. Have fun!

  14. Have a wonderful time! I’m proud to have made a small contribution to the push that said go.

  15. Donna zoltanski says

    Enjoy! I will anxiously await your beautiful photos. I am so happy for you.

  16. Marlene Stephenson says

    Have a very good time. Aloha

  17. Can’t wait!

  18. I am SO glad you are going!!! You will LOVE Maui!!!


  19. MaryEllen says

    Susan, I went to Maui by myself about six years ago. Had a most memorable time! There is so much to see and do, it didn’t bother me to be by myself as people are so friendly. I stayed at the lower end of Maui at a excellent resort. Found that many sight seeing places were at the other end of Maui, but that was okay as it was an easy drive. Be sure to take a drive off the main route into the hills to see how native Hawaiians live. You will see chickens running around in yards. Lol!

    My system didn’t adjust to the time change. I got up at 6-6:30 am and was ready for bed by 9:00pm. Since I was alone, going out at night was not my cup of tea, so it worked out fine. Did go to a luau. Probably did all that was in a tourist book. Enjoy!!!!!

  20. Oh Susan,
    I missed this for some reason, but… wow… Hawaii!?
    Gosh, I have always dreamed of Hawaiian beaches but unlike you, I’d worship the sun all day long! 🙂
    I am so glad you opted to go! Enjoy your unplanned vacation!
    You are so lucky to have such a nice friend! 🙂
    PS: I need new friends! Definitely! lol
    Me ke Aloha pumehana! 🙂

  21. Enjoy yourself! I am so glad you took everyone’s advice and made the trip!

  22. I know you’ll have a wonderful time and not regret your spur of the moment decision.

  23. Lucky you! So glad you decided to go! Can’t wait to hear and see all about your trip to Maui! Safe travels!

  24. Aren’t you glad you listened to all of us ? Have a great time. Aloha.

  25. Julie in NC says

    Yay! I’m so happy you decided to ‘answer the door’ when opportunity knocked. Have a fabulous time! I can’t wait to read all about your trip and see your beautiful photos.

  26. Cyndi Raines says

    Yes! So glad you are going! We are all with you in spirit! Can’t wait for the pictures!

  27. Woo Hoo! Glad you decided to go.

  28. Teresa in TX says

    Susan – first trip in the non peak season that you don’t need an umbrella! Enjoy the ones in your drinks. I’m (virtually) looking forward to the adventures you will create. Time to get those toes in the sand. Have a wonderful trip.

  29. You are indeed the Happy Traveler!!!

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