I woke up around 4:30 again (dang time change), and laid in bed for a while. Around 6, Jack and I took a shower and got ready. One by one, our friends streamed into the kitchen and ate a groggy breakfast, packed lots of snacks, and we all piled into the van.
We had a list of the must see places along the road, and figured we'd just drive and stop at places until we were sick of it. The first stop was a short hiking trail up to a waterfall. It was gorgeous, but the water was super cold. I had to go slow, with the baby sitting so low and the Braxton Hicks coming at me pretty good. I was glad I had bought Jack and I some waterproof hiking sandals, since some of the hike was through the streams and river and I had good traction to keep me from taking a spill. Clar fell in and had to hike the rest with no pants on :) (don't worry, she had her swimsuit on). At the beginning of the hike there was a fruit stand that sold coconuts. When you buy one, the guy would chop off the top and stick a straw in so you could drink the milk. Then when you finished the milk, he would chop it down further so you could scrape out the coconut meat. I'm not a big fan of coconuts and I concluded that the milk tasted like dirty socks. Tracy loved it though because he had had coconuts a lot on his LDS mission in Brazil and had missed the taste so he was pretty stoked.
We also stopped at a black sand beach that was made cooler by the fact the the sky was dark and cloudy. It made the whole beach even darker and more ominous. The water was a dark cobalt blue because it wasn't lit from underneath by white sand. I collected some rocks off the beach for my mom's rock collection.
The drive was long and twisty-turny, but after many gorgeous vista, hairpin turns, and pulling of to the side to let people by (it was one-lane in many places), we finally made it to Hana. We stopped at a sketchy roadside open-air shack for some questionable Thai food and then headed back to our condo in Kihei. On the way back, Eric asked to stop and we all got out at a random trailhead. This turned out to be one of the best decisions of the day because at the end of the trail there was a waterfall with a rope swing on top and the boys were able to swing into the water.
We came home exhausted, ate some pizza, played a few board games, and hit the sack. I'm glad we took a day to drive to Hana, but I don't think I'd do it again. Especially pregnant.