|Breathe in... breathe out... Karate Kid-style. Let's Miyagi-san this vacation - Photo by Mr. Wasabi|
|The freezing fog/inversion layer we bid farewell to while flying to Hawaii - Aloha, bitches! - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
I should preface this whole vacation-a-palooza by explaining that Mister and I traveled with his company, Runic Games, out to Maui for just shy of a week -- a very, very, VERY generous and wonderful show of appreciation for the employees and their game-widowed/widowered families who gave up many months of normalcy over last year to make the very successful video game Torchlight II. This isn't a typical thing, bringing a whole company to a tropical island as a thank-you, but it does wonders for employee morale, so if you're a small company wanting to show your appreciation to your workers for a particularly good year, consider this as an option versus the Jelly of the Month Club. You'll likely have employees for life, willing to give up plasma or even a kidney if you ask real nice.
|Welcome to Maui - one of the prettiest islands to fly into - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Checking into paradise at the Makena Beach Resort - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Feet in the sand, beautiful views, what more does anyone need? - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Break the rules - have the breakfast buffet at least once - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Treat Yo Self - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Party On in the tropics - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Give yourself a few hours, you'll thank Yourself for it - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
I have much more Maui finds and adventures to share, this was the premiere post that needed to get this blog into an Island State of Mind -- so stay tuned! Despite a little sadness to be back to the daily doldrums, I didn't feel like I left anything behind, I truly feel like I brought so much back with me and I can't wait to share it all with you!