Bill and I are enjoying our annual trip to our favorite place, Maui, Hawaii.  We have a total of 3 weeks here this year.  We are on Kaanapaili Beach at the Marriott Ocean Club.  It feels like home as this would be our second home if we could swing it.   Never the less, it is good to charge our batteries after the very busy 2008 we had. 

The weather has been unusual for Maui this year. Everyone we spoke with said that the sun has only been out for 1 day in the 2 weeks that they have been here. Lots of clouds and wind and rain.  The sun is out today and it looks like a good day.  We have been watching the whales from our balcony everyday. This is whale season and they are here. At any given time you can see a spout and a mom and calf breaching.  We have seen as many as 5 whales in groups just playing in the water. We are going to schedule a trip to Moloka'i to tour Father Damien's colony this week coming up.

We still have 9 days left here before we return to Tracy so we will make the best of it and enjoy till next year. Back at the office, of course, Brian, Nicole and Carissa are maning the fort and doing a great job.  So don't hesitate to give them a call if you need any information or have a friend or loved one to refer to us as now is the time to buy a home!

The real estate market here in Maui has slowed as most of the country has. Prices are down just a little, maybe 5% and there are foreclosures, but not as much as home.

We look forward to returning home and of course to our dogs, our babies, who we miss. Especially Molly, Bill's daughter!:-)

Aloha for now,

Pat

P.S. Enjoy these pictures of our wonderful view from our condo!