We took another day off from the beach today and headed to the "upcountry" to explore. Rob and Trent took off in advance on their rented roadbikes and the rest of us left by car after Everett's morning nap. We encountered heavy rains in central Maui that turned into a massive rainbow once we reached Kula at 4,000 feet up.
Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm. This little farm is lovely - super well decorated and well marketed (which I appreciate as a marketer myself) - but so unreasonably pricey. It's $3 a person just to get to the farm, which itself is mostly a gift shop selling $20 lotions. Walking tours are an addition $12 - we passed and instead enjoyed expensive lavender scones, jam, brownies, lemonade and coffee on the patio. They were good scones:
Kula Bistro in the small town for lunch. Our dishes were really good - especially the pizza!
Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Kula.
We wove our way down through Makawao and Pai'a in the drizzling rain, stopping to check out a few more churches along the way. Lazy afternoon back in Kihei. We worked on the puzzle, I caught up on my journal and we had sweet potato tacos for dinner.