Monday, March 24, 2014

The Road to Hana

On Sunday morning, our boat was scheduled to dock in Maui and we had to be out by 8:00 a.m. to meet our excursion guide for the day. I got up at 5:30 a.m. and showered and got ready to go. The men finally rolled out of bed and got ready and we were eating breakfast by 7:15 a.m. We went to the buffet and there were lots and lots of people there. Long story short, Justin couldn’t find us and we couldn’t find him and I was doubtful he would even make it on our trip.

I left a note for Justin telling him that he needed to meet us outside and finally got in touch with him once he got to the room and got to his phone. Thankfully he made it in time to go on the trip with us; however when we got outside he decided to make a pit stop and then got lost finding us. Another long story short, the whole tour was waiting on Justin.

The excursion was the Road to Hana which has 617 turns and goes through the rainforest and past a lot of waterfalls and also runs along the ocean. The trip took the whole day. We departed about 8:15 a.m. and returned around 6:00 p.m.

The scenery was gorgeous and the road was, well, curvy. Originally, my dad had planned to rent a car and drive it himself. Thankfully, he decided against that and booked a tour for us. Our guide was Richard and he was very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna in the area. He also showed us the properties and driveways of various celebrities, including Oprah and Woody Harrelson.

Midway through the trip, we stopped at a flower garden to eat lunch. We had barbecue chicken breasts, macaroni salad and tossed salad with Ranch dressing, all of which was very good. All the ladies received a flower from the garden owner. I don’t remember the name of the flower, but it had no scent until you squeezed it, and then it had a lovely citrus smell.

After lunch we continued our journey to various waterfalls and some swimming spots, but the water was high because of recent rains and therefore we could not swim. Soon after, we stopped at a winery that had pineapple wine. I tried it and it was very sweet and had a nice flavor.

The winery was our last stop and it took us about an hour after that to get back to port. It was another great and adventurous day in Hawaii.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Awesome pics!!