Tuesday, July 08, 2014

july 4th in the 50th state

aloha!

aloha from the national park service

it may not be the most popular time of year to visit maui, but the weather was tropical, everything was in bloom, and the trees served as flower girls.


the trees are flower girls

our first stop was hana. the road to hana was slow, twisted, and dripping with scenic splendor.

highway to hana

the lava flowed down to the sea where it was beat back by the wind.

mindblown windblown

we got up early and hiked through bamboo forests to gigantic waterfalls at haleakala national park. 

bamboo forest


we were the first ones there!

we're the first ones 
here!

next stop - lahaina. hey - i have seen this view on t-shirts before!

lahaina

kevin played (really really well...like 400 yard drives...draining 30 footers...) golf at the plantation course at kapalua. 

kapalua

we saw unnecessary fountains under basement stairwells. 

unnecessary fountain

we spent the last few days with fambly from denver in the bustling hippie town of paia. 

 rainbow paia 

catching waves, watching turtles, looking for sharks, eating like kings, playing with the keiki.

this is fun

it was a great trip, worth the looooooooong haul to and fro. hang loose!

paia cafe mambo

2 comments:

kid D said...

looks fantastic.

Jessica U said...

GORGEOUS! BEAUTIFUL! Wowzers. Lava...water...just so neat!