The road to Hana was an extreme adventure for my family while vacationing last week in Hawaii. As we started to drive around to the other side of the island, the rain started. Our family loves an adventure, and an adventure was exactly what we got on our full-day drive.
Our first stop was to find the famous Twin Falls. It was sprinkling while hiking down to the falls. When we first saw the falls, they reminded me of the movie "The Goonies" where the kids all went sliding down a muddy waterfall. We were all captivated by its beauty.
We stopped at many waterfalls along the road, and thank goodness for our cool waterproof camera.
Look what troopers we had showing some Hawaiian pride.
I had read in an online guide about a secret trail to a secluded waterfall. There was a funny shaped rock that marked the start of this secret trail, as we began our hike.
The kids had no clue where we were going until we spotted this...
Our own secret oasis!
We spent quite a lot of time here, even enjoying our packed picnic lunch. The beauty of this special waterfall brought us closer to nature, closer to each other and closer to God.
After our time at our favorite waterfall, we hiked a six mile trail around the rain forest. Andrew and I even drank rain water off of leaves - which we were probably lucky we did not catch a parasite from.
What we learned on our adventures: Don't be afraid to get off the main path in life. Life is adventure - so LIVE it!
Although we did not make it to the end of the road to Hana, we made it throughout the jungles that surround the roads to Hana.
Oh yeah - and we even found one of these...
It was the first time my kids had seen a pay phone! They were fascinated by it, and it kept them entertained while we enjoyed a break from our hiking.