The last week of September found me in Maui, Hawaii.
For some reason, heading to Hawaii always seems to cast a sleepy-spell on me. The first day is usually a totally wash, as it was this trip. Did manage to make it to lunch in Lahaina at Longhi’s. The best thing they serve is the pizza bread and the amazing view!
Day 2, managed to make it to Lahaina by late afternoon and check out the shopping and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Started by two California girls, the location is perfect; set right on the water in the center of town. The energetic staff adds character, and the cheeseburgers are actually pretty good.
Day 3 found me rising early again, preparing for a day of exploring the island. After climbing into the open-top jeep, I started the 52-mile scenic drive to the small town of Hana. Along the way you venture over 600 curves and 40-something open bridges. Waterfalls, black sand beaches and lush landscaping pave the way to untouched nature.
The last day, a yelp recommendation led me to Lahaina Coolers for breakfast. The Surfer’s Special is a giant tomato tortilla burrito filled with scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon,Portuguese sausage, veggies and cheese. Topped with enchilada sauce and salsa, I can see why this is a local favorite! The Local Benedict is the Hawaiian spin on traditional Eggs Benedict, featuring sweet Hawaiian bread and kalua pork and a side of potatoes.Yum!