On a recent visit to Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii, my daughter and I decided to drive up to see the incredible sunsets, we had heard so much about..
You have a choice to go in the early morning hours , but need to set out in the dark to arrive before sunrise.
So we decided to go at sunset, instead.. we packed up our cooler with drinks and some sweaters, and set out to upcountry Maui..
It probably took us almost 2 hours to drive there, as we stopped off for some Hawaiian lunch and then proceeded to drive the winding road up the mountain. Take your time as it is a drive slow situation.
When we arrived the sun was just beginning to set, and it was extrememly COLD!, I mean it! Don't just take a light jacket, be sure to borrow some blankets from your condo or hotel to wrap up in, and also wear layers of your clothes, pants, tops, etc.. weare tennis shoes, no flipflops.
We were lucky, as we huddled next to 2 couples who had just enough room for us to squeeze into their spot...
What we experienced was other worldly, or out of this world!
As the sun proceeded to set we experienced the most incredible views and hues, and have some amazing photographs to remember by!
Haleakala is magical, it made you feel as if this it was "Heaven" could resemble, God has placed a masterpiece in this mountain, on top of the world!
After the sunset we got in our car , as it was dark now, and drove extremely slow down the winding road , down the mountain.
Expect lot's of traffic and a slow drive, and be sure you have good brakes!
Our danger came lurking in the form of some large cows!!
It seems they love to cross the roads at night, and we nearly had a head on collision with one of them!
He just stopped in our path and decided to check us out!
God was watching over us that night! we came within inches of a direct hit...
It was well worth the trip, very magical and a great memory for life!
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