Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The Road To Hana
Hana is a beautiful little town on Maui. There are three ways to get there-- by boat, by air, or via the Road to Hana.
This road is not for the faint of heart. If you choose to drive it, you'll be navigating back-to-back hairpin turns. I went on a little bus, so I got to watch up close as we made the back-to-back hairpin turns.
Our driver knew a place that had really good banana bread-- I had some hot out of the oven. It was amazing.
The weather was generally pretty nice during our trip, but since it IS, after all, winter, there was some rain almost every day (and therefore bazillions of rainbows). And sometimes a bit windy.
Check out these plants just growin' on the side of the road.
Do you get an idea of how large they are?
I saw a few waterfalls-- one around almost every one of those turns.
Beyond Hana is a little church.
In the churchyard is the final resting place of Charles Lindberg.
It was an amazing day. We got back to the ship a bit later than scheduled. The Parents got a phone call from the front desk asking if I was onboard, since we were supposed to get underway, and I hadn't scanned back in yet. Nor were 20 of my new closest friends.
This is one really good reason to use the line-endorsed shore excursions.