Sunday, January 1, 2017


After arriving on Maui, we had dinner and went to bed (relatively) early because we had to wake up at 1:45 a.m. the next morning.  We needed to eat breakfast and get to a bike shop by 3:00 a.m. where they set us up with bikes, helmets, pants, and jackets.  Then they drove us to the top of MounHaleakalā to see the sun rise and ride down the mountain.  We arrived at the summit over an hour before sunrise.  We were able to get a prime viewing spot and stood in the cold for quite some time.  It was worth it!  Here is a picture when the sunlight was just beginning to peek at us in the distance.
A view of the sunrise above the clouds at the top of the mountain.

It was a cold morning, but there were many people bundled up to see the sunrise from almost 10,000 feet above sea level.
Then, we rode bikes down the mountain!  We had many layers on, which we shed as we reached lower (warmer) elevations.

A view of the road and some cattle along the way.
We hopped a fence to take in this beautiful view.

After our ride, we treated ourselves to lunch at Mama's Fish House.  This picture does not do it justice.  The restaurant was amazing and had stunning views of the ocean.  We were seated at a table that looked right out onto the waves.  In addition to great scenery, the food was amazing!

The view from our table.

After a much-needed nap, we stopped by the police station to file a report on Jim's missing wallet.
We made it back to our condo just in time to see the sunset.
This is on the beach in front of our condo.
The next morning, we got up early to drive the road to Hana.  We encountered some roosters at the gas station.
The road to Hana was beautiful, and we were able to stop to see many great sights along the way.

Our sweet ride!
There are so many curves and hairpin turns.  I was glad Jim was driving!
We did several short hikes along the road.

There were a lot of bridges like this one.

Beware of the blowhole behind you!
There it is!

Do you see that sign?  The one that says you cannot go beyond it?  Look beyond it.  See the red shirt and blue shorts.  Yep, that is Jim.  Always breaking the rules!
Jim went for a swim in this pool by a waterfall.
We visited the grave of Charles Lindbergh.
You can see the road, right along the coast.
At several places there were signs advising us to honk before making the turn ahead of us to avoid a collision.
When we looked over a cliff, we saw several car parts below.  Yikes!
A view from our balcony on our last night in Maui.