Happy Summer Solstice!
We were planning on going to the Father’s Day Classic Car show, but it was canceled this year. Then we were going to hike in the bamboo forest, but when we first headed-out the weather appeared to be threatening rain any minute and the winds were strong, so we opted to drive 6 minutes from our house and trespass onto private property and go for a hike. (Yeah, I know…not cool, but no one lives there.) Apparently Steven has dreamed of purchasing this land for sometime and wanted to check it out.
Starting from the gate, which is on Hana Hwy, the road goes up and up and up, starting at the 50-foot elevation, to about 800 feet. There are spots where you have great views of the ocean as well as Haleakala; but due to the high cloud cover, the sky and sea look pretty gray on the video. On our way back down the hill, the skies began to clear.
Round trip it took us 2.5 hours. Just the right amount of moving around for an otherwise lazy day. Yes, we had a lazy day! Now this is truly a miracle, and the prefect Father’s Day gift for Steven…and I got to enjoy the rest of the lackadaisical day too …yeah!
Afterwards we were planning on going to see the movie Men In Black, but I didn’t have the heart to wake Steven from his well deserved nap. Maybe on another day.
As far as Steven’s dream of someday purchasing the land. I really don’t think I’m ready to own 100 acres. After hiking it, I don’t think he is either.
To learn more about the Hala Tree, click on this link - HALA TREE INFO