Kula Sandalwoods Inn & Cafe
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... morning at 10:30 AM. (and it is a 12 hour time difference for us in Maui) But first LA, Washington Dulles, & Munich. Pray that all of our flights are on time. You won't hear from us again until we arrive In Italy...unless we have an adventure note worthy in route..
... their backpacks.
Because it is on a volcanic area, all of the plants and animals that are now present on the island were brought by pioneers or naturally (two thousand miles through the air or sea). Once the organisms got there, they went under strange adaptations to make the species unique.
More endangered species live in this park than any other national park in the United States.
Each morning visitors come to the summit of the volcano to watch ...
... As we neared the end of the scenic drive we saw the Wailuku Banyan Tree. This was our first Banyan tree we've seen in Hawaii and it was awesome! I love how the branches grow into the ground making more "trunks". The entire canopy, although huge, comes from just the one single tree. It's fascinating to see banyan trees! We stopped for a few pictures and then continued on.
After many more miles of beautiful scenery, we intersected with ...
... to music, watched movies, and so on... They gave free mai-tai's from premixed bottles of Trader Vic's. Looking out now I can see the coast of Maui from the plane under mostly cloudy skies, but we are coming in from the north. I got to read three magazines. An issue of wired with a great article on passwords. A Time special edition on president Lincoln, and an issue of National Geographic with an article on trees, gaza tunnels, and mongolian ...
Another early start today and we join a group of 6 others to travel up to the top of the volcano in Haleakala National Park. It is an impressive crater to look down into and very cold at the top. We also view a native plant, the Ahinahina, that is nearly extinct and grows at the top of the volcano. We then travel part way back down the road and pick up our bikes. Our bike ride starts and all we have to do is sit and use the brakes as we wend our way down the twisting ...
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