Our first meal after landing was at Da Kitchen. We had to have the deep fried Spam Masubi.... and boy was it GOOOOOOOD.
Jonathan and I, First Beginning Iao Valley Tableland "Secret Trail" Hike.
I only brought 1 pair of shoes. and the further we got on the trail, the more muddy it got. eventually it was too hard to avoid.
Made it to the top of IAO Valley
Setting up for the first shots with my camera.
We put our shirts back on for the photo. It might look stormy, but it was 86 degrees, with a nice cool ocean wind.
1.25 mile hike with 905ft of elevation clime to get to this amazing view that lets you see to the other side of the island.
it is amazing how the landscape and fauna change along the hike.
Iao Valley Needle... The Phallic stone of Kanaloa, Hawaiian God of the Ocean. Also where the son of Maui's Cheif made his last stand against King Kamehameha but was defeated by the King's use of western weapons.
My first Drink- a Delicious Mai Thai and amazing burger from Maui Brewing Company.
O'o Farm Seed to Cup Coffee tour and gourmet Farm to Table Breakfast.
- the absolute best experience -
All of the structures were built using wood that was deforested in order to create the farmland. The entire farm is ran Certified Organic, however they don't pay the fees required to have the title.
O'o Farm Tasting room, Shop, and Roastery.
Did you know this is what a Coffee Plant looks like, and that it produces so many cherries? Well... now you do.
The Cherries are hand picked every day. They only pick the ripe cherries to harvest the seeds and make coffee.