Coming Home to Maui.

This is a view up the windward coast of Maui taken from my Alaska Airlines flight on Saturday. It’s hazy from the “vog” (Volcanic Smog) we often get from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island which has been erupting continuously for more than 30 years.
The couple sitting next to me–first time visitors to Hawaii–never once so much as glanced out the window during the entire descent and landing. Me? I get a lump in my throat every single time.