And it was awesome. 5 days in Maui, 5 days in Kauai...like Kauai much better than Maui. It's much more wild and natural and more laid back / less commercialized. Maui was fun too, don't get me wrong, but it was congested and the hotel wasn't that great, nor was the location, oh, and the cockraches crawling all over the food at the hotel an the flocks of small birds all over the food...not cool. Definetly put a damper on things and made us not want to be there. Ick!
ATV'ing on Mt. Haleakala
Swimming with Green Turtles
Snorkeling at Molokini
Shopping for crap in Lahaina
Painted Eucalyptis Trees
creeping through a bamboo forest looking for waterfalls and not know where we were going
SHave ice!! (I want to start a shave ice stand here!)
the mustang convertible we rented..shoulda rented a Jeep.
The Hyatt Regency- too far from everything, allegedly it's a 5 star hotel with prices to match, but what you get for that ain't much.
The Road to Hana- 11 hours, 60 miles going 15 miles an hour. Nothing is marked, hard to pull off to look at stuff. Wouldn't waste a day doing it again
The Archduke getting kamikaze'd by bee while driving w/ top down. Bee stings him millimeters from his eyeball
paying $40 for a "cabana" on the beach. A cabana being 2 old, wooden attached beach chairs with a hood that you can pull over them, and having hotel staff ask repeatedly and rudely "Did you rent this?"
taking a catamaran around the Napali Coast
the ruins of the Coco Palms Hotel (where elvis filmed Blue Hawaii)
Allerton Gardens- the eucalyptis trees were unbelievable. They also shot Jurassic park here
the catamaran tour guide that had "Menehune" tattooed just above his junk and me asking what menehune meant...
The Grand Hyatt- the place was unbelievable. Gorgeous, somehow the staff there knows your name, treated like rockstars, the grounds were stunning
Seeing a large dolhin pod all around the boat on Napali Coast, must have seen like 50 of them, I wanted to dive in with them
saw 2 monk seals which apparently is a rare thing to see
would have liked to have seen more of the north side of the island
Polihale beach- 5 mile road with the deepest, biggest, nastiest potholes ho can imagine. Car kept bottoming out, we never made it there.
Should have rented a Jeep