Flynno and I started a tradition a while back where we take a silhouette photo of ourselves on all vacations. This one is at the Haleakala Crater
. This place is magnificent. It's over 10,000 ft. above sea level and is the one place on Maui where it SNOWS! It was fairly warm - about 50 degrees F. the day we went up. The drive included lots of grazing cows (no fences! - they would walk off the pasture right on to the road), a lavender farm, B & B's and many of these amazing Jacaranda trees
For a good half hour of the drive we went through clouds. I thought it was going to be cold and rainy at the top - turns out we were just pushing through the cloud line to pure sunshine.
One more shot of Haleakala - note the cloud line below.
And another of the drive.
Next, the road to Hana
. This terrain was a little more like I expected on Maui.
and this... The Seven Sacred Pools outside of the town of Hana
We went to a red sand beach:
A black sand beach:
And snorkeled in a crater (not in Hana - in Molokini - hopefully the underwater camera pictures will turn out.) It is a magical place.
My tan is starting to fade and I'm clinging on to the Neutrogena self-tanner bottle. If the weather holds through the weekend we'll put the boat in the water. It's not Maui, however summers in Seattle are pretty darn swell. Happy Friday!