Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Road "from" Hanna.


Everyone always calls it the road to Hana, but if you are already in Hana that seems like the wrong name. Doesn't it?
This morning Kathy woke up early with something resembling food poisoning. We are not sure what she has, since we both ate the same meals yesterday. The bummer is that we had to check out of our hotel by 11 am and she could barely move. I tried to see if we could stay an extra day, but they were booked solid. Our initial plan was to get up early and see the sites along the drive. This plan was not working out since Kathy was in pretty bad shape. The road from Hanna is not the best highway to travel on if your stomach is queasy. I had a plan though. It involved stopping often so that we could see some sites and Kathy could get a break from the twisty road. The first stop was Waianapanapa State Park. It has some really nice hikes to several natural arches and blow holes. One of the hikes takes you to these lava caves with crystal clear pools that you can go for a swim if you like. I met an old local dude there that was playing his flute in the cave. There are definitely some characters on this island.

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Lava Tube Springs

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Natural Arch

The next several stops along the twisty road involved stunning views of the ocean and one spectacular waterfall after another. Now this road is famous for being all twisty and bendy, but after our trip out on the "original" road to Hanna, this one seemed a bit tame.

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For our last two nights I scored a smoking deal at the Marriott. I didn't take any photos, but you can see what it looks like here. Kathy wanted some pool time; however, I'm not sure that is going to work out for her. We did get her checked in and tucked into bed. Hopefully, she will be able to lay by the pool tomorrow. I think that would beat the crap out of the hotel room. Most days that we have been here, laying out in the hotel would have been a pretty good gig since we have had nice ocean view rooms. It figures that the day we need to hunker down, the room is not ideal. As for me, I'm sitting outside watching the moon drinking a Hoegarden - on tap, non the less. Dave, you would be proud.

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