Land of the rain so hard you hide behind a rock

Took some much needed R&R with my partner and made our first visit to Maui.

Maui  is nice……

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Hyatt pool

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broke da mouth LOL

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she blows

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the road to Hana

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Southern end

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George Carlin after conversion

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Willie Willie tree

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Roads can be tricky

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Banned lead cache

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Camp here

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Something was burned here

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Oxidation Nation

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Lava conflict

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Creepy Canyon

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Diorama panarama

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Hotel Sunset

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Crater view

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Big island across the straits

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Lunar scape

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Thin air

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Big things happened here

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Debra holding on for dear life in 40 MPH winds

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Spewage

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BFF in the Cloud

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Where is the escalator?

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RIP

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Needs no caption

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Catholic conquest

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Debra in her new bikini

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Lava cakes

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Northern tip of the island

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A maze

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SO many shades of blue

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Tribute with shell necklace

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Achoo

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The Palani Fish Boast

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Crazy tiny road on the north side

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Cocksure

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Mamas Fish House in Paiai=AWESOME

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View from Mamas looking north and east

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A glass of Grenache from the lanai

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where is my pole

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Caption this?

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Hawaiian Princess

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Obligatory Mai Tai toast upon arrival

Let’s talk extremes:

From sea level lush tropical beach thru upcountry and cresting at 10K ft+ lunar crater landscape in a 2.5 hrs drive. Felt like we  drove every inch of the island but stopped plenty to explore.  Road to Hana-Check. Haleakala National Park-Check. Mamas Fish House-Check. Olivine Pools-Check. Leodas Pie House-OMG CHECK. White sand, black sand, red sand beach-Check.In our 4-wheel steed we circumnavigated the island over 5 days hitting most of the coast and interior. Some really hairy roads. The contrast between north and south and east and west is stunning in terms of flora and weather. Really bummed I did not book a one way ticket.

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