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2012 Cruise Part 3: Maui, HI

Maui – a really gorgeous place, with postcard worthy images wherever you turn.  And to start it off, we decided to go on the most nerve-racking expedition possible… the Road to Hana!  It was only after we made the trip that we started noticing t-shirts for sale in most shops proclaiming ‘I survived the Road to Hana!’.  52 miles, 617 curves, 56 bridges… all of which takes place on a winding road just beside a cliff with little (and sometimes no) railing to protect you and yours.  And some of those bridges are only one way, just to pile on the panic.  Not to mention the big slap in the face destination, which one begins to assume must be absolutely amazing as you snake your way up this trail of terror.  But the end of the road only brings you to the small nondescript town of Hana.  It’s only at this point that you realize that the attraction was the drive itself, and not the destination.  Believe me when I say that this comes as a heavy blow.  Especially when you consider that you need to go back the very same way you came…. But the views are peachy!

Hana

To change course as drastically as possible, we decided to spend the rest of our stay in the tranquil town Lahaina.  A small whaling town on the west shore, this place was just a picturesque delight.  Mostly shops, restaurants, arts and craft vendors, and the like.

About Parker Lasseigne

Parker Lasseigne has written 23 post(s) for Slices of America.

My portfolio website: http://www.parkerlasseigne.com. This website will be fully updated and revamped sometime in late 2012, early 2013 to reflect more recent works. In the meantime, you can visit me on Facebook by just looking up Parker Lasseigne. I have a selection of some of my newer works posted there. Photos for slices taken with Nikon D70. Born October 13, 1982 in Houma, LA. Brother of Taylor Lasseigne. Lives in Austin, TX with Australian Shepherd "U-Turn". Graduated from The Art Institute of Houston in 2002. Works in animation / graphic arts. Other areas of interest include illustration, photography, painting, and film-making.