Friday, September 25, 2015

Road to Hana

Today was our third and final Make A Wish excursion. We went on a private guided tour of the road to Hana. This is a long winding road on the rainforest side of the island with lots of places to stop and take pictures. We thought it might be nice to have a guide because when we did this trip 10yrs ago, it was quite scary and the road was full of pot holes and very narrow (similar to what we experienced in Kapalua). Since then, they have obviously repaved the road and added lots of guard rails, so it actually would have been doable (and probably preferable) to drive it ourselves. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting facts but he also had terrible body odor and didn't stop at all of the places we wanted to stop. It was an all day thing. He picked us up at the hotel at 8am and then we drove 1hr to get to the Hana Hwy and from there it took us 3hrs to go the 30miles to Hana!! We stopped an hour or two along the way and then another 3-4hrs home! We got back right around 6pm! It was a loooooong day in the car, but both kids were actually very good. They sometimes seem to be their best while riding in the car! We took lots of pictures and saw lots of beautiful scenery. Ate more fish tacos and huge concoctions of shaved ice with ice cream at the bottom! It was a good day! (I have lots more pics on our other camera that I'll have to add later...these are just the iPhone pics!)

On our way...

Some sugar for the road!

Rainbow eukalyptus trees...they had stripes of green and orange...very pretty!

Sunset back at the hotel...

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