On a Sunday we went upcountry. There’s nothing else like it. Beautiful flowers everywhere, incredible sweeping vistas, horses, cows and sheep. And so many quaint shops…There’s a lot to do upcountry but we just went for a Sunday drive. We saw these horses and this view of Kihei from on high. Sometimes getting above the floor of the island can give a sense of perspective, Maui is really small way out here in the middle of the Pacific. So much blue and green and in Summer, plenty of yellow too. In the 1700’s and 1800’s, loggers removed the sandalwood from the mountain and with it went he Kihei watershed. Sometimes I imagine what Kihei would be like. Full of green lush vegetation like Haiku and flowing pools.
These horses were across from Rice Memorial park on Lower Kula Highway. IT’s a beautiful place to stop with the clearest sweeping vista. You can park and just take in the view or get out and stroll the park. If you have kids with you, bring a few cardboard boxes. Tear them so they are just a long piece of cardboard and the kids can sled them down the steep grass hill. They don’t go very fast but it makes them happy. Stop on over to Grandma’s Coffee when your done or the Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Both of them have great lunches and Grandma’s has great coffee. Wherever you are, we hope you have a great Sunday too… we’ll be thinking of you and wishing you were here at Luana Kai Resort. Aloha!