It didn't feel like Christmas
All these are summer things
Our first full day on Maui was Christmas Day. We had decided before we went that we would need to do something special on Christmas because we knew we'd miss our families and traditions.
A dinner cruise on the ocean seemed to fit the bill.
They told us it might be chilly, to bring a sweater or light jacket. Trust me, to hardy midwesterners, used to below zero wind chills, it was a beautiful night.
A gorgeous sunset painted the sky and the ocean with brilliant colors. Everywhere I looked, the oranges and reds transformed the view around us.
It was peaceful, relaxing, an amazing part of our trip. It didn't seem like it could get any better....
And then someone saw the whales....
December is very early in the whale season in Hawaii, which runs from mid-January through mid-March. Everyone said we may not see any, they'd be hard to find.
Someone forgot to tell the whales.
We saw whales every time we were on the ocean (and dolphins too), but these were our first.
Our Christmas Whales