Trip Start Jun 25, 2006
127Trip End Aug 01, 2007
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On Independence Day we flew the eleven hours to Maui to meet up with my side of the family and celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. We've been in Maui now for five days. It couldn't be any nicer! We are all staying in a really swank hotel, The Grand Wailea Resort. It has a stunning beach, lush grounds, and unbelievable frozen tropical drinks (which Katie keeps ordering). We have a few more days to lounge here in paradise before heading back to Atlanta before starting the actual RTW (round-the-world) adventure on July 15
A question many people asked us is why after flying all the way to Maui are we going back to Atlanta, then on to Europe. Why not just continue west from Hawaii to go into Asia? Leave it to say that weather conditions, timing, economics, and routing issues all made our current plan a more feasible option. Plus remember that time is not a significant concern for us at this point. We don't have to be back at work for another 400 days!
So the next time you hear from us we will be in Europe or Africa and the journey will be underway.