Honeymoon Recap, Part 5: High in the Sky

6 Aug

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!



13 Responses to “Honeymoon Recap, Part 5: High in the Sky”

  1. HollieisFueledByLOLZ August 6, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    That sounds like a lot of fun and what a great place to spend your birthday and honeymoon! πŸ™‚

  2. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign August 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    These events and adventures sound so fun! I bet the island looked so cool from up above in the helicopter!

  3. Danica @ It's Progression August 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Ziplining sounds like so much fun! I’m glad you’re giving all this input on good and not-so-great things to do/restaurants to eat at so that when we go in the future we know the best places to be! πŸ™‚

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

      It was so much fun! I loved reading other bloggers’ recaps so I knew where to eat and what to do, so I wanted to try to be of some help too!

  4. peaceloveandoats August 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Those are two really cool adventures, I’ve always wanted to do ziplining like that! And how cool that couple was from Norway! What a ways to travel!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

      I know, and they were staying in Hawaii for two weeks, then going to California to visit Disneyland! Companies in Norway must give a lot of vacation time :)!

  5. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions August 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Oh man, ziplining sounds like a blast! I’ve only had a couple very short ziplining experiences, but they were both SO much fun. I can only imagine how much cooler it’d be to go ziplining in Hawaii!

  6. ittybitsofbalance August 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I’m just catching up on your honeymoon recap and boy, it looks like you two had a fantastic time! I love it because it looks like your trip was the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation– exactly how a honeymoon should be πŸ˜€

  7. notsodomesticated August 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    I was so scared when we went ziplining! It took me several rides on different lines to finally start relaxing a bit!! Looks like you were a lot more comfortable!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      Oh no, I was scared at first too! I seemed to be the only nervous one, though, so I had to suck it up! Jordan took a video of one of my turns. I stepped so carefully off of the steps, while other people were leaping off, haha.

  8. di @ life of di. August 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I really want to go zip-lining! Marty and I were going to go down in Hocking Hills but it was $90 per person and just didn’t seem worth it; however, in Hawaii, it TOTALLY looks worth it πŸ™‚

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