Are you having fun with Becky B’s #TreeSquares. The days of this month are flying by and we are down to the last week of trees. Becky’s only rule is that at least one photo has to be square.
My goal for this month was to start at home in Prescott and spiral away highlighting trees farther and farther away from my home. There are so many trees in Maui, HI, that I’m sure you won’t mind spending another day there.
Road to Hana
In January of 2016 my blogging friend, the Eternal Traveller, Carol and her husband and I braved the 52-mile bus ride to Hana starting super early where we met at a restaurant with this view out the window. (Yes, it looks like that and it’s real!)
Since Vince gets car sick especially if he isn’t driving, he said no to the trip because the Road to Hana winds around the southern 64.4-mile-long (103.6 km) stretch of Maui. The highway passes over 59 concrete and steel bridges some dating back to 1910. Along the way we curved approximately 620 times through lush, tropical rainforest.
Most of my waterfall pictures came out blurry from riding on the bus or with too many reflections. The waterfalls were all this beautiful.
We didn’t have too much time to stop officially since we stopped for passing trucks along the way. Carol enjoyed her first views of “American” wildlife. I think a squirrel entertained her during lunch. I missed it but to me the view out shown the squirrel.
In August 2000, the highway was designated as the Hana Millennium Legacy Trail by President Bill Clinton which prevents extensive repair and upgrading to be done the road. Manny, my Teddy bear and I think the road could use some improvements.
All of us bus passengers held our breath and wondered how two giant vehicles going opposite directions on a one-lane road could keep from going off the cliff. We used the wait time to take pictures while the bus sat still. In June, 2001, the Hana Highway was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Arriving at Hana was about half of the trip. But it seemed to smooth out a little after that.
- PPAC #6 aired on Cee Neuner’s blog on Friday. If you missed it, you still have almost a week to post.
- I’m so excited to announce that Cathy Cade will be hosting her friend Wendy Fletcher for August Story Chat. Wendy Fletcher is the leader of Cathy’s u3a writing group. For more information about Story Chat and how you and your writing group can contribute and get involved, see my Story Chat page.
- Tuesday will be the Story Chat Summary and your opportunity to provide input to make Story Chat even better next year.
I hope you enjoyed the ride, even though it doesn’t begin to do justice to this trip. Enjoy the weekend where you are.