April 15th, 2010

I like pretty things


Hana, originally uploaded by dancingnadine.

I don't remember how to do an email entry with the LJ without using
flickr which is why we have a picture with each entry.

It's 6:30 am here, Andy and I are now morning people thanks to jet
leg. Yesterday we made more thank you postcards, Andy thinks we should
write all 180 cards during our honeymoon. I think he's crazy. Also
when he says "we should" it really means I should.

(Andy reads this and says: "you think are so funny" and I respond "if
you blog you can tell your side of the story")

So anyways, we found this small hole in the wall restaurant thanks to
Yelp. There were only 5 reviews but it was all good. A local grind as
Sara said. And the food was... Interesting. The Loco Moco had spam,
rice, gravy, Portuguese sausage, hamburger patty and bacon. The fried
rice has spam and I had the spam masubi: spam with sticky rice wrapped
in seawood. The spam masubi was really good. We had one at Burning Man
and it was bad.

We stopped by Paia which is a tiny hippie haven and then started the
road to Hana. The road to Hana is a major tourist attraction, it is 36
windy miles to Hana and there's so many waterfalls and gorgeous
scenary. We walked through "no trespassing signs" and holes in fences.

At one such place I slipped and cut my knee and my bag fell. But my
camera is fine, phew. My knee is fine too. I don't think my nice
camera is coming out tomorrow. I'm tired of worrying about it.

I became more careful after that but Andy just got more thrill
seeking. He started to go off trail more and more. At one point he
crossed on a viaduct with a "pretty unpleasantly deep" gorge on one
side. If I saw him do that I would have gotten sick. As it is, it left
Andy feeling alive and very present.

It took us 6 hours to do the road to Hana, and our lodging here is...
like paradise after touristy Lahaina. We had a room that after a $10
upgrade to avoid the parking lot view, and get a tiny snippet of the
beach view, was tiny with garbage trucks and bars. Here there is no
one. We got upgrades for free to the larger house, and have the whole
house to ourselves. There's flowers everywhere and a wide view of the
beach. Granted, there's not much to do here :) but it's so nice and

I like pretty things

More Hana adventures

More Hana adventures, originally uploaded by dancingnadine.

I am so exhausted. It is 7:30 pm and we are home because we lost
daylight while hiking towards the red sand beach. It got really dark
and Andy and I argued over the safety of crossing in the dark in the
steep mountainside. We kind of got there but didn't get to the
real nice section. Also hiking mountainsides that has rope to guide
you is fun but scary.

The morning started with the black sand beach. I was the only person
swimming for most of it, it was really choppy waves and at one moment
I almost panicked because the shore seemed further then expected. But
I love swimming in the ocean. Andy just sunned most of the time.

We also explored the fresh water caves in that park.

After that we went to the Seven Sacred Pools, except they were neither
sacred nor seven. We did a 2 hour hike past a bamboo forest (that
sounded like wind chimes) to reach a really tall waterfall. I almost
didn't go but ended up finishing the trail. Earlier a ranger chastised
me for going to the infinity pool, so named because the pool water
goes over placidly into a fatal drop.

Andy proceeded to go to the pool anyways, and peeking over and scaring

After that Andy went on a motorized hangglide trip over the coast of
Maui which he said was unbelievable. I am not happy with heights so I
stayed home, tried to open a bottle of moscato we brought from Austin
and broke the handle of the wine opener. Sigh.

We had delicious BBQ for dinner before heading over to red sand beach
which also involved trespassing. We have the Maui Revealed handbook
which seems to help with the trespassing.

I wish we couldve stayed longer. But I took some great pics with my
nikon. In the meantime, my iPhone pics will have to suffice.

I am tired! I had envisioned seating by the beach while cocktails were
delivered to me. Must remedy this.