Fun & Weird
A Drive Into the Sky: Haleakala Crater in Maui
Reading Jeffsetter’s review of Surfing Goat Dairy reminded me of my one and only trip to Maui, which is one of my favorite travel memories. I loved Surfing Goat Dairy, though I didn’t realize until we were there that my travel companion didn’t actually like goat cheese. Oh well, it meant more awesomeness for me!
But it was the drive to up to the Haleakala Crater which was so unique. We were on vacation and got a late start, making no effort to see the sunrise from the top. But while terrified, I loved the drive!
You pass through beautiful pastures and farmland which reminded me more of where I grew up than Hawaii. And then you start the climb, watching cyclists zooming down in the opposite direction. We had rented a convertible, which made it even better, though it quickly started to get cold.
And because of the curves and the lack of guard rails, alot of the time it felt like I was just going to drive off into the clouds!
But the most hilarious part of the drive was when we reached the top and pulled into the parking lot.
Right after we put the convertible top back up the bag of potato chips loudly popped open. Guess the change in “cabin pressure” was more than we thought. 🙂
The views were amazing, but I hadn’t dressed correctly to be out and about at the top. The sundress, which was barely cool enough for the hotel, was completely inadquate, even with a light jacket.
So is it worth driving up to the top even if you’re going to miss the sunrise or sunset? Absolutely, just dress warmly!
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