Having been to Maui often, many of the activities that are on the island we've done once or twice before. Today we went to a new place, 'Iao Valley in 'Iao State Park (pronounced like you've been pinched). Hidden in the West mountains of Maui, the 'Iao Valley is a practical Eden, vegetation covered everything it could.
When we got up to the parking we were met with some very large tour busses, packed full of vacationers, the walk up the valley was a bit busy.
Nevertheless, it was an amazing forest.
After reaching the top I busted through 2 rolls of Velvia and then we returned to the car. On the way back down the valley, we noticed a set of very beautiful gardens on the side of the road. Upon further inquiry we realized that we had stumbled on the Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens. The area included a multitude of Ethnic gardens. The most notable of these was the Japanses and Korean gardens.
I then headed over to the Korean Garden.
I then headed over to see the portuguese garden
After exploring these gardens we were famished, so we went for some lunch.
We decided to go to Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop for lunch, and naturally, pie.
After pie, we stopped by a light beacon at the edge of the water for some fresh air and a great view.
We headed back for the night