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Words cannot describe this scenic route....the infamous Hana Highway with 42 miles, 620 curves, 59 bridges. There are various vista points along the way, which make for great photo opportunities depending on how busy the road is.
The seven sacred pools (O'heo Gulch) are worth the drive. As per the guidebook's recommendation, we got there …
... at the ranger station. He said we should hurry up and get to the falls as they might have to shut everything down, as he pointed to the cloudy sky over the hills. So we quickly put on our swim stuff and made our way down to the falls.
Mac was loving it, being able to easily scale over the rough terrain and get in the pools. Unfortunately, just about the time we were getting into it, a Park Ranger came to the pools/falls and said we ...
... This road is famous for it’s 600 plus curves in the road. The speed limit is about 15 mph, and you’d be lucky to drive that fast consistently due to the curves and the one-lane bridges.
Mark drove today, with Mac as his navigator and Josie and Cheryl in the back. To avoid car sickness, all of the passengers chewed gum and tried to look out the front windshield as much as possible.
The road ...
... were easy to eat. Stephanie's flavors were mango and strawberry with ice cream, and I got mango and coconut. My dad got ice cream. As I said before, it was delicious - the coconut flavor especially! We ate our shaved ices and banana bread at a picnic table under a small grass-thatched hut.
Next we came to Wailua Valley State Park. Here we climbed up a flight of stairs to a place above the road overlooking a lush, green valley on one side, and the ...
... who told us of the times she had walked the trail and how special it was when the moon was out.
We saw clouds coming in so we figured that would be a good moment to head back. I guess we did the hike just in time, because you could hardly see anything of the valley anymore, obscured by the clouds.
We did go back up to the summit again, but the view wan't as good as it had been before.
How has this ranch rated in the past?
Excellent location. Wide range of amenities. Perfect home.
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