Robin and Joe Collmorgen spent Christmas in Maui, Hawaii, with daughter Julia Collmorgen for eight days. Also there for Christmas were Helena Collmorgen and grandmother “Mimi” Mary Goodwin. They spent Christmas Eve on a sunset cruise and a tour where all but Mary snorkeled.

Julia toured them around the Maui sights. She works for Ter Alana Boat Tours and arranged the sunset cruise. All of Julia’s tours were booked, so they took another cruise line to see the whales. In December to February, 80% of the whales come to Maui offshore to mate and calve. They saw a whale on their tour. It had been two years since they had seen Julia and three years that she has been working in Hawaii. Fun was had by all.

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