How was everyone’s weekend? Good, I hope! When I left you last time, I had just finished a sweaty run in the hotel gym before leaving for our next adventure. On that Friday afternoon, Jordan and I drove back to where we first arrived, the Kahului airport, for a helicopter tour! I was a little nervous about the helicopter tour because I’ve heard that they can be dangerous, but it was something that Jordan really wanted to do while we were in Hawaii, and I’m so glad that we did!
That big yellow pouch? That’s a life jacket, just in case we were to land in the water (scary to think about, but safety first!). We flew with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, who I highly recommend, if you’re ever in Hawaii. I was worried that’d I’d feel motion sick, but I didn’t at all! Our pilot was very knowledgeable of the area, and it was so interesting to learn more about the island.
After our helicopter ride, we decided to attempt ‘The Road to Hana,’ a huge tourist attraction in Maui. It is basically a very narrow and windy road that eventually leads you to the city of Hana. At times, the road goes down to one lane, and you have to yield for cars coming from the other direction. Not exactly the perfect attraction for my nervous personality :). We made it to one of the scenic areas on the road to Hana, Twin Falls, hiked to the waterfall to check it out, and then we decided to turn around and go back to our hotel. By that time it was close to 6:00, and scenic drives are not my thing when I’m hungry! We ended the night with dinner at the hotel restaurant, and then went to bed early because we had exciting plans on Saturday morning!
At 8:30am, Jordan and I drove to another part of Lahaina for our adventure of the day — ziplining! This was my favorite activity of the entire trip. We ziplined in the West Maui Mountains with Eco Skyline Adventure, and our tour guides were hilarious, making the trip even more entertaining.
We did a total of 8 lines, each one a little longer and more difficult.
The view was beautiful, and we happened to be in group with two other honeymooning couples, one from Ohio and the other from Norway (so cool, I thought), so it was fun to get to know them. I was sad when we had to leave; it was such a fun morning!
After ziplining, we went back to the hotel for our usual routine of swimming and relaxing by the pool, before getting ready for dinner at Mama’s Fish House in Paia, on the north side of Maui. Mama’s Fish House was recommended to us by family friends, and although the food was delicious, we were less than thrilled by our slow service — and I found a bone in my salmon :(.
The lobster guacamole with homemade beet and sweet potato chips was so good!
And since it was a special occasion, we just had to get dessert :).
After all of our adventures, the rest of our vacation was a little more relaxed and unplanned. The next day was especially relaxed, because it was my birthday! I’ll tell you how I spent my 24th birthday in Hawaii…tomorrow :). Have a great Monday!