Boy oh boy, a new apartment does not make it easy to connect to the Internet! I apologize for being away for so long, but with the start of my new job – so exciting because I love it! – and lack of access to a wireless signal, it was necessary. Now I’m back and ready to give you a much more detailed recap of the rest of my Maui trip! In a word, it was a incredible.
When I last left you, we had finished the first night of our trip. A lot has happened since then 😉 Our first night in Paia was wonderful, but the best was yet to come. On our first morning in Hawaii, we woke up bright and early and grabbed breakfast at a cute little coffee shop called Anthony’s.
The coffee there was incredible. I had a vanilla latte and was set. I also got a Greek omelette, which was voluminous and fluffy, just the way I like it!
After breakfast, we embarked on our first scenic journey: The Road to Hana. This is a world famous road trip that covers roughly 68 miles and takes about three hours, since the road is very winding and narrow. It passes over 59 bridges (some of them one-lane) and has roughly 620 curves through lush rainforest.
There were several stops along the way where you could get out and look at the ocean over steep cliffs. It was absolutely phenomenal. But perhaps our favorite stop along the way was the Garden of Eden, a botanical garden and arboretum that had some of the most beautiful plant life I have ever seen.
No, the bird from my last post was unfortunately not real, Krista But the views were absolutely breathtaking, and my mom and I took plenty of fun pictures!
After our scenic road trip, we returned to Paia for an elegant and scrumptious dinner at Mama’s Fish House.
The food here was absolute perfection. A virtual haven for the taste buds! My mom and I started by ordering some fun drinks – I had a glass of chardonnay.
Then we were served freshly made whole wheat poppysead bread.
We decided to make the most of our time, so we ordered the lobster guacamole to start. It was so creamy and fresh, and the sweet potato chips it was served with tasted like even they were fresh out of the oven! Very impressive.
We also ordered the Haiku Tomato, Maui Onion, Macadamia Nuts and Point Reyes Blue Cheese salad. It was just as fresh and delightful.
For the main dish, I had to go with the Mahimahi stuffed with lobster, crab and Maui onion and baked in a macadamia nut crust. Yeah, say that three times fast It would be worth it.
Did I already mention, wow?
We eventually had to give up on account of fullness, but it was worth it for the chance to try so many fantastic flavors. I highly recommend paying Mama’s Fish House a visit if you’re ever in Maui. It sits right on the beach, so you can enjoy a pleasant view out the window.
Here’s a picture of my mom and me after our fantastic meal
And so ended night two of our fantastic trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better time with my mom, and more fun was still to come! I will recap the second half of our trip in the third and final installment, which will be sooner rather than later now that the Internet is my friend again
Goodnight! Miss you all.