(taking a rock is bad luck...and against the rules)
red sand beach from the cliff above
the town of hana
stalactites in the lava tube
(not to be confused with stalagmites)
As you can see, Dane and I have been busy playing in Maui while mom has been at work. It has been a wonderful week and I can't believe it has gone by so fast! Tomorrow's adventures include snorkeling, exploring the crater at Haleakala, beach time, and crossword puzzles (for Dane).
We had a surprise storm last night that even seemed to impress the locals. None that we talked to had ever seen anything like it. If it was a typhoon (we're still not sure because we're cut off from the outside), it sure felt like it. As we lay in bed, we worried that our roof could go above us. The lightning outside was continuous. If I had been adventurous enough to go outside, I wouldn't have needed a flashlight.
We were originally planning to go to the big island this weekend and had the alarm set for 3 am to get to the airport. But the weather was too scary, and if we had tried to go, we would have found the road closed due to mudslides.
This 40x30 tin roof flew over the post office and the bank and landed in the "mall" center.
The Hana Bay Beach is usually clean and pristine
Trees and roads were ripped up
I guess we'll try to get away to Hawaii again next weekend !