However, no matter what time it is in Hawaii, we are on "island time." The days are flying by way too fast, but thankfully, the memories made here will last a lifetime. The beauty, the snorkeling, the beaches and small towns peppered along the beaches have made these islands, and what everyone else says about them: paradise! We could not agree more with that adjective for sure, and happy to partake in some of the island adventures!
One big thing that was not cooperating with us today was the sun...but only at 10,000 ft. on Haleakala (East Maui Volcano.) "No one" could coax the sun out to rid the cloud cover over this very special (sacred, really) and massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% Maui. But the trek up by car (we did not opt for the sunrise...just the morning) was still fun and many vibrant rainbows were glowing all around us on the way up....as well as the way down. Mr. Sunshine shed it's long rays below 7,000 ft. and we were happy to be back in 80 degree temperatures once again.
Dinner tonight at the Lahaina Grill was truly amazing (Thank you Brett and Debbie Tomoff for the recommendation), as every single bite of all our meals was delicious indeed (we all earned the clean plate ranger distinction). The wait staff, chef and presentations from start to finish were truly exquisite, and frankly, one of those meals that goes into your top 10, or even, top 5, that you've ever eaten in your lifetime - it was that good!
BSoleille! The bright side of warm waters of the Pacific!
Below; Sunset in Lahaina
|"The Best Daughter" snorkeling|
|Ahinahina (Silversword) - only grows in Haleakala National Park (and was almost extinct due to vandalism and browsing by cows and goats)|
|Sea Turtle sunning itself in Paia, Maui (and bigger than it looks)|
|Terri and "The Best Daughter" poolside|
|Ryan and Olivia|
|Dinner at Lahaina Grill, Maui|