day 2 in Maui- Up to the Volcano

This morning we headed up to Haleakala National Park on a huge volcanic mountain (10,000+ ft summit). We drove a hairpin route up the mountain, past some small farms and villages. When we got to the Visitors' Center there was a nice cooling breeze blowing that was very welcome... I had anticipated laser-focused heat...whew! We climbed up a rock path to the summit from there, so that this old non-mountaineer could actually say that I had climbed to the summit of a mountain. People in their 80s lapped me, but that's beside the point right? lol

On the way back we stopped at the largest health food store on the Island (I think) called "Down to Earth" and picked up lunch and some fresh fruit, etc. for the next few breakfasts... Maui's food prices (with taxes) are pretty high in general. Interesting that we can buy Maui Gold pineapples for almost the same cost in Canada (or at least on Vancouver Island) as they cost here. But we know that there are other sources for good organic fruit and veggies... just takes some research and driving around. We feel ever so blessed to have a great condo kitchen and take some extra time to find the fruit and greens we want so that we can prepare our own foods. Green smoothie again tonight! Ed just got back from a swim... didn't even need to towel down after he climbed out of the ocean because the tropical breeze just air-dried him in no time at all.

Talk again later! Aloha!


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2 comments:

Conrad said...

could you see any of the other islands from up there?

Cynthia said...

Dad pointed out some islands as we drove, and from the crater we could basically just make out the ocean. Maybe Dad was looking for islands, I can't recall looking for any... it was very exciting... what we COULD see was the surf on the west and north side of the island... amazing, don't you think? I couldn't believe that that was REAL surf... but it was.