The Road to Hana Part 2

DSC_0573DSC_0574Yummy fish and chicken tacosDSC_0575DSC_0576DSC_0577DSC_0578DSC_0579DSC_0583DSC_0585DSC_0587These are some of the Seven Sacred PoolsDSC_0586DSC_0588DSC_0590DSC_0591 DSC_0593 DSC_0594DSC_0595Here is Fagan’s Cross in Maui. Fagan’s Cross was put there in 1960 in memory of Paul Fagan, the man who established cattle ranching in Hana. He also built the hotel in Hana, which is now called Travaasa Hana.DSC_0596DSC_0597DSC_0599DSC_0600DSC_0604DSC_0603 DSC_0602DSC_0601DSC_0605Good morning, everyone! I’ve had a super busy weekend! Whew! What did you do this weekend?

I have so many pictures from our Hawaii trip, and as promised, I wanted to share more of them. This post is the other half of the Road to Hana trip. You can read about Part 1 HERE.

In the last post, the last stop we’d made was the Waianapanapa State Park. That’s where we had visited the Black Sand Beach, the caves, and the blowhole.

The next stop was a little place to get a snack shortly past the town of Hana. In the picture above, we stopped across from the General Store and bought fish and chicken tacos. Yummy! I know what you’re thinking…why didn’t we actually stop in Hana? Well, as I mentioned before, the Road to Hana trip almost has nothing to do with Hana lol. It’s all about the stops on the way and then the stop forty-five minutes past Hana.

After having that, we stopped at Koki Beach. From the end of Koki Beach, you can get a good view of a small island, about a half mile offshore, called ‘Ālau. This little cone shaped island is 150 feet tall with several coconut palms on top and a sanctuary for seabirds called ‘iwa. In those pictures, you’ll see flags and the island behind them.

We then continued to the Seven Sacred Pools and waterfalls. That was at the Haleakala National Park. You’ll see in the last few pictures that there were waterfalls there. I took videos of the waterfalls too. It was so beautiful. On a normal day you can go swimming in The Pools of ‘Ohe’o (Seven Sacred Pools). We weren’t able to go because the water levels were too high, but it was worth going and seeing the beautiful sights of East Maui. We didn’t go hiking because it was getting late, and we didn’t want to be on that windy road without natural light.

On the way back from Hana we were slightly short of famished! The app told us stopping in Paia was essential to our experience. We were so glad we did. We ate dinner at the Paia Fish Market Restaurant. Milty had shrimp and fries and Milton and I shared fish and chips. It was the best we had ever had. The last time I had fish and chips was in London, and I can’t remember it tasting so good! Even the seating was cute. They had about eight long tables with benches for seats, and everyone just sat down wherever they could find a seat together.

After dinner, we crossed the street to the Paia Gelato Store. Milton had passion-fruit, dairy-free gelato. I think Milty had coconut gelato. I had Lilikoi Quark, which was a goat cheese and passion fruit gelato. It was THE BEST dessert I’ve ever had in my entire life! I couldn’t believe how yummy it was.

So, have you ever been to Hawaii? Do you have plans on going? We are sold and want to go back every other year.

Thanks for reading,

Delaine

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