Back from Maui

This time last week, I was strolling on Front Street in Lahaina, a warm island breeze stirring the hem of my skirt and the sound of rolling waves soothing my nerves. What a difference one week makes! I definitely had to hit the ground running when I got back to L.A. The boys each had a soccer game on Saturday, another one on Sunday, and a fall baseball game on Sunday. Then they had to make up the assignments they missed in school. If that weren't enough, I have to finish up a very sexy menage story this week (OK, so that's actually fun), and I just got my final proof for my Feb. '09 Intrigue. Umm, Maui is getting more and more distant with each passing minute.



We did have a fantastic time though, enjoying beautiful sunsets and snorkeling in crystal clear warm water. We went on a wonderful hike where the boys got to jump into three different swimming holes and even swing from a rope into one of them. That's us to the left perched on some rocks above a pool minutes before I jumped in (what was I thinking?). My husband and I even got to kiss beneath a waterfall.

The boys went surfing with some very cool (and pretty hot, although they didn't notice that) surfing instructors from the Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy. The boys had surfed with them a few years ago, but that was before they were featured on the MTV show, Livin' Lahaina.

I'm also inspired to pick up on the Intrigue that I started, which is set in Maui. It's a great place for romance and a little danger. I already set part of my upcoming story from Red Sage Presents, THE GEE SPOT, in Maui. I wonder why more romances aren't set in Hawaii. Maybe it's just too much of a no-brainer.

Anyway, I'm back to the "real" world now. In fact, it almost feels as if I never left. I'll have to organize the rest of my pictures and maybe drink a mai tai...

9 comments:

Beppie Harrison said...

Hawaii looks great. What a wonderful place to relax! Now I'm waiting for that Intrigue . . .

Beppie

Carol Ericson said...

Hi Beppie, I hope to read your Hawaii-set book someday!

Nicole North said...

I'm glad you had fun, Carol! Sounds wonderful!!

Sandy said...

Oh, the kiss under the waterfall sounds like fun, Carol. Too bad the boys were there. Grin.

Carol Ericson said...

Nicole, we love Maui. DH would like to retire there, but I'm thinking it's too expensive.

Sandy, yeah, and about 8 other hikers and the guide! One couple on the hike was there without their kids for their 25th wedding anniversary. The man said they really missed the kids! LOL That would be me...

Jill James said...

Carol, those are beautiful pictures and I'm glad you got to enjoy some relaxing time.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Glad you had a great time, Carol! Looking forward to the next Intrigue. :)

Carol Ericson said...

Thanks, Jill and Stacey! When climbed up to that ridge where my boys were, I didn't realize how rugged it was until I looked at the picture my DH took. It was so cool, except for the mosquitoes. My little one is so sweet, that love him.

Chiron said...

Beautiful pics and great blog! How lovely to kiss beneath a waterfall...

Now, that's romantic!

--Chiron