Wow, It has been quite a while since I blogged. We just got back from our 12 day vacation in Maui. It was really quite amazing. It wasn't at all what I expected. I hadn't envisioned the huge expanse of empty mountain side that made up most of Maui. There were just a few main coastal roads that led you around the island. These roads had scenic outlooks around every corner and we continually would stop and snap a picture.
We quickly learned that Maui is the number one place in the world to see humpback whales! We took a whale watching boat tour and got to see about 20 whales up close and personal.
One day we traveled the Road to Hana which is a must do if you go to Maui. The road to Hana is 52 miles of twist and turns. The 52 miles cover 56 one-lane bridges and 617 curves. It was actually a little scary to drive it. On the way to Hana we stopped about 30 times and ventured off to waterfalls, black and red sand beaches and a number of state parks. My favorite stops were the Pokowai Sea Arch and a bamboo trail we found that led to a waterfall.
Fortunately an old friend of mine lives in Maui. He took us to a bunch of "hidden" places that we wouldn't have normally found. He also taught us how to hitchhike! Who knew one of the fastest ways to get around Maui is hitchhiking? People were more than happy to pick us up in their convertibles and drop us wherever we wanted to go! We used this mode of transportation on Superbowl Sunday to visit a bunch of different bars showing the Superbowl.