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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 01:11:51 PM »
After my last trip (Japan) and my daily posting, it's kind of hard to not continue doing it. So for your reading pleasure, see below:

Hawaii Day One:

   

   A week before our intended departure date to wherever, I woke up to my wife exclaiming how she found saver J space on UA 15 EWR-HNL.

wow, this says it best

 
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2015, 01:20:25 PM »
Flights when i looked were ~$99 per passenger. Nothing i can do now (likely gonna fly through LAX on the way home, so i won't have this issue).

Anyone get the audio tour for RTH? Is that + Maui Revealed app too much?

Our landlady lent us an audio tour on CD. It wasn't bad, but it's definitely not something I would consider spending money on. The book (or app) is really all you need.

Also make sure to go all the way around, don't just turn back when you get to Hana. In many ways the other side is more beautiful and interesting than the main side.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2015, 01:30:43 PM »
Wow, I'm going to have to sit down with Mrs. AJK and teach her the whole checking award availability and routings piece.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2015, 01:44:24 PM »
Wow, I'm going to have to sit down with Mrs. AJK and teach her the whole checking award availability and routings piece.
Once you do, can she give a DDFW seminar? :D

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2015, 02:53:24 PM »
Thanks. We may be flying back through LA for a few hours if you you are around.
would be terrific!

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2015, 02:54:41 PM »
Once you do, can she give a DDFW seminar? :D

Ha... that'll be next Pesach ;)
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2015, 04:26:47 PM »
Can't wait for the rest, but more importantly enjoy the trip!

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2015, 11:02:09 PM »
Just got back from the RTH and will write something up a little later. Just wanted to mention that we did not use an audio tour, but Maui Revealed app was great.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2015, 11:22:35 PM »
Hawaii Day Two:

   We were all up around 5:00 AM due to the jet lag (which worked out perfectly) and made it out of the hotel about 7:15 after picking through the breakfast spread and packing the car. We heard nothing but good things about the Maui Revealed app and book, and we decided to download the app ($8 from iTunes). The app is very thorough and really led us to some off the beaten road places. From the hotel, it is about 45 minutes to the start of the Road to Hana (further referenced as RTH) and the begging of a very long day.

   The RTH is a very narrow road that winds its way around Maui and has many scenic overlooks, hiking trails and waterfalls along the way. There are many many areas where you can only fit one car, so it can be a bit overwhelming for some to drive this. The Maui Revealed app tracked our progress and we were able to choose locations where we wanted to stop. Almost every place has some kind of name, but I do not think I can remember them all, and Hawaiian names can be difficult to pronounce/spell etc. Some of the things we stopped to do (with our 1 year old) was hiking, waterfalls, Chings Pond, cliff jumping (not with the kid) at Venus Pools, which were otherworldly and very private when we went. We did skip the Seven Sacred Pools as the kid was sleeping and it was getting a bit late for us. While most people apparently turn around and drive back, we kept going as it sounded like it would be a sin to skip. Although mileage wise it is a bit longer, there were very few cars driving which made it very pleasant. I have no doubt that if we drove the other way, we would have gotten stuck behind many cars, as it was later in the day and getting crowded.

   The second half of the RTH, which would complete our loop, started out on what could not even be described as a one-lane road. The narrow rocky service next to the steep ravines on one side and cliffs on the other, were a bit scary to drive through, and luckily since this is the road less travelled, we only had one really tight squeeze before made it onto a bit more spacious road. This drive is very different that the initial part of the loop. The first part had very lush vegetation everywhere, while for the most part, this was very barren, but breathtaking non the less.

   After finishing our loop about 6.5 7.5 hours later, we made a pit stop at Wal-Mart for some essentials (Money Orders, Bluebird and some snacks). Once that was done, we headed back to our hotel (45 minute drive), where we currently await our gourmet Pomegranate meals for dinner.

   Depending what happens after dinner and how tired/awake we are, we may go out for some more excitement which would come in a part two for the day.  I do think I smell our food coming down the hall, so I will be back later.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 11:33:07 PM by Marco Polo »
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2015, 11:25:20 PM »
Add some pictures please!

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2015, 11:31:17 PM »
You drove the entire RTH in 6.5 hours  :o
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2015, 11:31:31 PM »
Add some pictures please!
I will add those when i get back. Much more of a pain to do that now.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2015, 11:32:48 PM »
You drove the entire RTH in 6.5 hours  :o
Nope, actually was 7.5, will edit.

Probably went faster than others as we didn't do any long hikes.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2015, 11:37:17 PM »
My average over 3 times is probably 11 hours.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2015, 11:41:27 PM »
My average over 3 times is probably 11 hours.
I can definitely see that being a very likely number. When i get a chance to do it without my kid, i'm sure it would be closer to that.

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2015, 11:46:32 PM »
Yup.
But just driving time alone from OGG to OGG via Hana is over 4 hours according to Google. I guess you got a lot done in little time.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2015, 11:57:29 PM »
Wow, great TR! Brings back great memories from January! Plus you're lucky because there's now a Target which just opened in March. We passed it before it was open.

ETA: When we did the RTH It took us about 11 hours from Pa'ia to Kula.

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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2015, 11:57:40 PM »

My average over 3 times is probably 11 hours.
I only went once, and it took us at least 12 hours.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2015, 12:16:16 AM »
Yup.
But just driving time alone from OGG to OGG via Hana is over 4 hours according to Google. I guess you got a lot done in little time.
If you count from the hotel, you can add more time on to my total.
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Re: The Road to Maui: The Path Well Taken by MP and Co.
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2015, 12:22:02 AM »
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