Friday, June 15, 2012

The Road to Hana

We've been on Maui almost a week now.  I've had a myriad of experiences and I haven't shared any of them with you.  This morning I sat down to update my bucket list with some of the things I have crossed off that list.  One of those things is driving the Road to Hana.  I figured I may as well write it here and then copy it over there.

I'll try to write about the other fun experiences I've had as well.  But give me some time.  I've been too busy having experiences to record them.  (Although last night, after having some awesome snorkeling all day at Molokini and the coast of Lanai, I was one tired boy and slept for 10 1/2 hours.  So I guess I wasn't having experiences during that period, I was recuparating from them.)

So without further ado, here are just a few of the experiences we had on the road to Hana.

The road to Hana is a long and twisty road (anywhere from 40 to 60 miles, depending where you start measuring) that follows the northern coast of Maui.  It has some beautiful views right from the highway

It should be noted, that while my bucket list says "drive the road to Hana" I am perfectly content with riding the road to Hana.  My dad was the driver, and I was very glad of it.  There are hundreds of twists and turns, many of them blind corners.  There are lots of one way bridges and dicey scenarios.  I was perfectly content to sit in the back seat and enjoy the scenery.

Along the way we did several hikes.  One was to twin falls which was very beautiful.
We saw beautiful flowers along the way.
Robyn got a chance to show her artistic photography
Robyn helped make the leaf more attractive.
We found a small picturesque pool with a beautiful waterfall.
Naturally I stood under it.
And kissed under it. (It had to be done)
And that was just the beginning.  Along the side of the road there are a number of beautiful waterfalls that require no hiking or extra effort.  (Other than trying to park, which can be an effort in itself.  But my dad took care of that effort.)  Here is a shot we took from the road side.
If you are Hawaiian, this is Waikani Falls.  If you have ever heard bedtime stories this is Three Bears Falls because it is a mommy waterfall, a daddy waterfall and a baby waterfall.

We continued the long and windy road, we didn't die and we actually made it to Hana.  When we got there we found a beautiful black sand beach.
The ocean had such a deep blue color to it in Hana.

That only covers half of the road to Hana.  We still had to get back alive.  But now it's time for me to go to the beach, so you'll have to stay tuned.


  1. I've survived the road to Hana 3 times! I love Maui! Thanks for posting those beautiful pics and making me super jealous. :)

  2. I'm glad we made that part of our trip.


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