My Hawaiian Vacation Continues…
Aloha, from Maui. I didn’t think there was any way to top last week but I think we did. Once again it is tough to pick the highlight of the week. We took a helicopter ride over an active volcano and several waterfalls, hiked down to and walked around a steaming volcano crater, took a submarine ride and went to an authentic Luau. But my wife, Marianne, and I agreed there was tie between the whale watching trip and the “Road to Hana”. It was truly impressive seeing humpback whales in pods with as many eleven of these massive creatures swimming and diving together; and the road to Hana, with its incredible views, is a road you must take if you ever make it to Maui.
Last week I gave myself a pretty good grade as far as eating and exercise, and implied that Robert was not making the best choices, truth be told he probably made better choices than I. In restaurants, more often than not, he went for seafood. On both the Big Island and Maui we stopped at a Whole Foods store and loaded up on healthy options for some home cooked meals and lunches on the road. We also went to a vegetarian only grocery store named Down to Earth, to get the fixings for a delicious vegetarian meal. One of the phrases I use often at H3 is that there are “degrees of on,” and while we didn’t always make the best choices, we were able to “stay on” and make this a healthy, as well as fun, trip.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Robert Moore, H3’s President and CEO, for all he did in planning this unforgettable trip; John Schmitz, H3’s owner, for supporting this trip and me over the past 15 years that he has owned the facility; as well the entire H3 staff and all the Guests I have met over the past 30 years. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you.
As you can imagine, it will be hard to leave this amazing place on Thursday night but knowing that I am coming home to beautiful Hilton Head and back to H3 makes it easier.