If there is ever a time that I feel closest to God, it is in nature or with my family. This is why spending quality time with my family outside is my euphoria.
One of my favorite places to watch the sunset on Maui is at the tippity-top of Haleakala. We usually pack a picnic dinner and stuff the car with blankets and our warmest clothes for layering on the way up.Above the clouds, Haleakala boasts the most spectacular views on Maui. You can see four surrounding islands, sometimes five, from the summit.
This time we were early enough to check out the crater before the sun set. M thought it was pretty awesome that we have our very own dormant volcano.
I had to share Little Man’s best dino face….
It was fah-ree-zing! My car thermometer dropped down to the 40s!!! There was about a 30 degree change. Thankfully it wasn’t too windy. No chapped cheeks this time 🙂
Aaahhhh! Those sunset lined clouds…Ooooh!
As you can see, we weren’t the only ones with this great idea. And a great idea, it was.
…M posing with a Silversword (‘Ahinahina) in bloom. Can you believe this lovely indigenous plant only blooms once in its life and then dies? It can live to be over 90 years old.
Visiting Haleakala is always well worth the trip. I hope it isn’t too long before we are back.
If you want to check out Haleakala a little more click here.