30 Degrees In Maui?

Monday, March 23, 2009

On the only rainy day of our trip, the Husband thought that it was a good idea to climb the volcano. We all agreed to the 4 hour trip so long as we could bring some cold beers in the back, to which he happily acquiesced.

We drove and we drank, and we drove and we drank some more.....eventually reaching the top which to my surprise was only 30 degrees! Considering that it was about 80 at the bottom, this was quite the temperature swing. 

Our plans for a "hike" were quickly dismissed, but at least we got in some good pictures. If you are ever in Maui and have some time to kill, I highly recommend this trip. Just make sure you have a designated driver and some icy Heinekens. Oh, and a winter coat!

Here is the view from the bottom.

And the view from the top.

10,000 + feet in less than two hours, not bad.

Here we are freezing our butts off for a quick pic. 

A word to a wise, you get a bit drunker at high altitudes. This was something that Yum may have forgotten on the ride home. At least it made for a very interesting night!


sandy said...

we took a trip to maui last year (boston - hawaii plane ride with a 4 year old, which was really not that bad!) and rode down haleakala on a bike (not with 4 year old). it was one of my favorite activities while there. we got to see the sunrise and then proceeded to coast down 10,000 feet while watching the beautiful scenery (but doing so very carefully as speeds got as high as 30-40 mph on the bike). And yes, it was FREEZING but so fun. we'll definitely do it again when we go back.

from your "morning yoga" pictures, it looks like you were staying in wailea. we stayed at the fairmont. what an amazing vacation we had! thank you for your posts while there. i was able to live vicariously through you and enjoy hawaii one more time.

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing but I am dying to hear about how it was without the baby...how it felt after the baby noise stopped in your head and you got a taste of what it was like to be ALONE for awhile....also how miserable you were without him...would you do it again, etc? As you can see I am secretly lusting after a trip like this but also torn about it.

Yummy Mummy said...

anon....stay tuned for tomorrow's post!

Hint...it was like heaven, for both of us. Me likely more than him, but I will discuss in detail!


Anonymous said...

Also...I want to hear about the reunion..was he pissed? indifferent? Happy but pissed...etc?

Anonymous said...

Can't wait!

Julie Q said...

were you trying not to do your signature pose!?

that's awesome that you got to see sites like that AND chill out on a beach all week

Yummy Mummy said...

Julie- I totally was!! You so caught me!