Hawaii Day 9: Road to Hana

A road to Hana day for us. To start the journey we had breakfast at Anthony’s Coffee at Paia. Most of the time I don’t really care much about breakfast places since I think they all the same… same same eggs menu. But this one, I actually really like it.
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We also ordered their lunch combo so we could do a little picnic at Hana and they are delicious.

Let’s start the road trip…
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Ho’okipa Beach Park.

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Scenic view before the Twin Falls.

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This is all how we got far on the Twin Falls. Our little one wasn’t comfortable with the hiking. So, we figured out we should just go straight to Garden of Eden. This is a beautiful garden and it’s for everyone especially if you have little kid in tow.
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More scenic views…
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We decided to brave the Road to Hana and beyond.  We drove all the way down to the rough and dirt roads after Hana to get back to our place. We were just following other tourists who kept going and going instead making u-turn all the way back to start of Hana. What a drive(hubby do all the driving)!!! Road to Hana got a lot to offer for nature lovers.

The rain was on and off.  We spotted this ice cream place – Coconut Glen’s. Their ice cream made with coconut milk not dairy.
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Ice Creams are actually good with matching spoon made from coconut.

The farther we drove the more waterfalls and rivers we saw right on the road. We don’t need to hike.
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We stopped at place with small restaurants and some snacks.
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I like the Coconut crisps.

Then we saw another cool stop that has pizza and banana bread.
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The Clay Oven. A pizza place in the middle of nowhere in Hana.
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As much as I really like this cool pizza place, I felt disappointed that the pizza tasted burnt. Everything is bitter.

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Hana Beach.

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Hamoa Beach

I wish we have taken more pictures. They were tons of amazing views. I could not forget the waterfall dripping down to the ocean. But rains in Hana, narrow rough roads after Hana, and darkness made us create those pictures only in our memory.

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
― Pat Conroy

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