Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Maui Part 2

The next day we woke up at 2:30 in the morning to go to Haleakala National Park to watch the sunrise. It was gorgeous and so peaceful, minus the massive amount of people that showed up right before the sunrise. We got there a little bit before everyone else, so it was nice having that little bit of peace and quiet. We then hiked around a little to look at all the views.

Then that night we went out to a restaurant called Roy's Kaanapali Grill. It was located at a golf course. It was really delicious, but J and I both felt like the taco truck satisfied us more than the expensive dinner. It was still fun to get dressed up to go out together. The food was still delicious!

The next day we did the famous Road to Hana trip to see all the beautiful waterfalls in Maui. It was a super fun, but tiring day. We left fairly early in the morning because we wanted to make sure we got to everything before it got dark. We took the road all the way around even though they don't recommend you doing that. There was only one part in the road on the backside that was a little scary, but other than that it was no big deal. Here are some pictures from our adventures. 
A really cool tree in the Ke'anae Arboretum. I was eaten alive by mosquitoes and J didn't get one bite.

These next few pictures were at Wai'anapanapa State Park. There was a black sand beach and really cool caves. 
 We jumped off these rocks into the water. It was freezing, but so fun!!

We also found the beginning stages of the Red Sand Beach, but we could only go so far. There were many warning signs saying it was extremely dangerous to get to the actual Red Sand Beach area. At least we got a picture with the red sand. 

We then made our way to the Oheo Gulch(Seven Sacred Pools). It was a really cool swimming area. 

We then stopped in Hana for some delicious Thai food. I think it was called Nutcharees Authentic Thai food. We don't have any pictures of our food, but it was so delicious!! After that we made our way to Waimoku Falls. It was a 4 mile hike that took us about 2 hours, but it was gorgeous. Along the way, we passed through the bamboo forests as well as a really cool tree!
Not the best picture, but we were exhausted. It was a lot of uphill hiking.

The drive home was very long, but if you have not done the Road to Hana while visiting Maui, then I highly recommend it. It was beautiful!

The next day J went golfing, while I hung out at our resort.

Our last day on Maui, we found the most amazing beach. It was called D.T Fleming Beach State Park. The waves were really big so we did a ton of body surfing. The sand was also super soft and there were no rocks to step on. I wish we would have found this beach earlier on our vacation because we probably would have visited it a couple other times. 
The last hurrah was going to a Luau. It was a really fun night and the food was delicious!