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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
10th Mar 2012 - 18th Mar 2012 - Maui, Hawaii March 2012
Our trip to Maui, Hawaii

Harry and I flew to Phoenix, AZ and from there to Maui, Hawaii as our resort week with All Points travel this year. 

The weather was great, although not better than home and everyone we met who found out we were from Florida wanted to know why we were in Hawaii.  Most of these people were from Alaska or the midwest and really needed some nice weather. 

Our resort was the Maui Banyan right across the street from a wonderful beach where we snorkeled for the first time in our lives.  It was really nice but you had to go to the beach early or the waves would knock you down because of the afternoon trade winds.

We went to a luau which was great fun, met some really nice people at our table, the food and drinks and entertainment were really wonderful.  I thought it would be too cheesy and, although it was, we had a great time.

Drove up to the Iao Needle, another really pretty area.

Took a ride up to the volcano Haleakala (didn't make it for sunrise for it was a great trip anyway).  Wonderful scenery on the way up and we stopped for great pizza on the way back down.

Went to Lanai and took a whale watching trip and saw lots of humpback whales, even the tour guides said they had never seen so many whales on a two hour trip.

Took a tour bus on the road to Hana, an all-day excursion on a one lane windy road.  We made lots of stops at waterfalls taro fields, bamboo forests and the O'heo pools, then had a nice catered lunch at a flower farm where we bought some plumeria plants (the plants leis are made from), we'll try to grow them at home.

Another day we went to the only sugar cane farm still working on the island and learned a lot about the history of sugar cane in Hawaii and still another day we drove north to where the BIG waves are and watched the wind surfers and board surfers waiting for the perfect wave.

By the time we left we had gone all around the entire island and seen all the major sights.  Really got a good idea of Hawaiin life.  Beautiful beaches, tropical forests, flowers, weather and people but we still like Florida better.



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Diary Photos

Dinner Night 1 a bit jet lagged

Us at foot of volcano

Taking the top Off

Coconut stop

Harry's first taste of coconut milk

Us at Iao Needle Elev. 2250'

Shave Ice Break Time

Cracking coconut

Love these trees

Now this is a burrito

Rainbow on way to Lahaina

This is only 1 Banyan tree

Lahaina fishing tours

Beach stop

Harry wading

Luau 1

Luau Buffet

Our table at Luau

Luau 4

Us sunset Luau 1

Sunset Luau

Luau 5

Lots of hairpin turns to Haleakala

Bikers on the way down

Bikers on the way down

Us at Haleakala Volcano Summit

Above the clouds

I had no choice 'cause I had no breath

Observatory 4

Us above the clouds

Lava cones

Going down

Local beer

Local pizza

Sugar cane farm

Sunset through a Mai Tai

Breakfast at Fred's (enough for 3 meals)

Fred's Mexican Rest.

Our whale watching raft

Thar she blows!

Whale

Me whale watching

Harry whale watching

Whales from shoreline

Us on Hana Highway

Waterfall

Black sand beach

Us at waterfall

Hana Highway 1

Our snorkel beach

Burrito at Fred's

Us on last day

Surfers waiting

Windsurfing

Diary Movies

Haleakala movie

Haleakala Observatory

Luau Buffet

Luau

Luau 2

Luau 3

Luau 4

Lahaina

Whale watching

Whale watching 1

Whale watching 2

Black sand beach

O'heo pools

Our Beach in Maui

Harry on the beach

Windsurfers


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