Our side of the island is still pretty wet, so once again we put off plans to hike in the bamboo forest. Instead we had grand intentions of hiking the service trail on the front side of Haleakala Crater. We were all set with hiking boots, hats, snacks, etc and set off for our fun filled day, but as we approached Makawao we saw that the crater was socked in with clouds.
Hopeful, we headed up to La Provence Restaurant in Kula, thinking the clouds might burn off while we had a bite to eat, but no luck.
Looking out towards the west and east coasts of Maui, which were sunny, we decided to drive over to Ma’alaea Bay and play miniature golf.
Now I have to tell you, I golf…miniature or otherwise, as well as I bowl, which means I’d probably do better if I were blindfolded.
In spite of the fact that I truly love bowling and mini golf, the last time I’d done either was over 5 years ago, which doesn’t help to improve my skills. (I use the word skills loosely.)
But actually, my pathetic abilities are exactly what make it so much fun.
To say the least we laughed a lot. As you can see from the photos (I opted not to have Steven video my stylish techniques), I did have a, hole-in-one. (I must have had my eyes closed.)
But the majority of my shots didn’t even stay on the green. Guess I’m a bit heavy handed.
Fortunately we were oblivious to any “rules” to the game, so Steven only beat me by two points.
Afterwards we went and saw the animated movie Brave. Mini golf & an animated movie; I call it our “tween” day.
If you’re thinking of seeing the movie Brave, it was good but not great. Steven didn’t fall asleep, which is always a good sign, but you may want to wait and see it on DVD.
If you’re on island, I recommend you have a go at miniature golf. We really did have a good time.
They also have Rock Climbing, Bumper Boats, and X-Treme Trampoline.
OH – a little follow up from last week. Good news, Kim at Maui Computer Care was able to retrieve all of the 9,000+ photos of Steven’s art that had vanished from my computer last week. Though apparently the ones of us snorkeling have vaporized forever.
8 days/weeks of fun left More hiking is high on my list, as well as soaring in the sky.
Until next week – have fun!