The Hana Highway

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33 Responses to “The Hana Highway”

  1. Scientizzle says:

    So, did you void your rental car warranty by driving the highway?

    We did. One-lane, blind corners with few switchbacks were interesting to say the least…

  2. Phi says:

    You know, George Harrison has an estate off that highway somewhere.

  3. Alasdair says:

    Ah – what a twisted path we follow ! (grin)

    Spectacular, tho, isn’t it ?

  4. Phi says:

    That’s what I meant.

  5. Brendan says:

    Scientizzle, I don’t think we voided the warranty just by driving it, but what do I know? Becky is the one who signed the paperwork. :) I know the car survived unscathed (not undirtied, but unscathed)…

  6. Andrew says:

    Funny thing, a req opened up in Maui for my job skill at Boeing. I applied. No way I’ll get it, but it was worth sending my resume.

  7. dcl says:

    well, under certain agreements you are not even to drive the car on unpaved roads.

  8. Alasdair says:

    A lot of the road to Hana, as I recall, is paved – just *incredibly* twisty …

  9. Becky says:

    Dude, if you thought driving the highway was bad for you, try driving it in a frickin Honda Pilot! The thing is a behemoth monster of Biblical proportions.

    And er, the car was unscathed, but I did clip the mirror on the inner rock cliff when this dufus refused to back up or believe me when I signaled that he should go if he thought the road was wide enough for both of us. Asshole. Not only was he the uphill driver (aka, the driver who is supposed to back up in these situations) but I had someone behind me so I couldn’t back up. Ugh! Anyway, thank God for mirrors that have those sweet hinges so they bend instead of breaking off. Grrr. The guy had plenty of room on his side too; dumbass just couldn’t judge his car.

    The natives who clearly drive the road all the time were much more fun to maneuver around because they know exactly where their cars are and one bloke passed me with about four inches between our cars. If my mirror had been lower, it would have been rather unpleasant for both of us.

    I love driving though, so even in a giant SUV of death that handles like a freakin boat, the highway was so fun and I did have quite an enjoyable time assigning point values to pedestrian targets who seemed to believe that the middle of the road was as good a place as any to stop and take pictures.

  10. Brendan says:

    (To be clear, we didn’t request a giant SUV of death. We requested a mid-size car, and somehow ended up with the Honda Pilot from the rental-car agency. Thanks, Enterprise.)

  11. Joe Loy says:

    Yeahbut BLL (not BZL :), yer Supposed to uphold fambly Tradition by (a) driving Sometimes :> and (b) whilst Doing so, turning Hard smackdab into the Cliff-face whilst executing a brilliant 3-point 180 for to go Back & get a better Look at some goddamn Sheep or something. :> Whot kind of a yankmick AREyez annyways? :} You think the Ring of Kerry is wot Senator Jawn gave to Theresaheinz? :]

  12. Joe Loy says:

    PS ~ yer man the car-rental man ~ “Ah well an’ no one was Injured, sure’n dat’s th’ Important t’ing an’ all dat matthers besides. Th’ rest is Only Money. / Dat’ll be Two hoondred Pounds if yer please.”


  13. Brendan says:

    P.S. to TFW: Low-cut shirts are NSFW now? I must have missed that memo.

    Or perhaps you were referring to the shot of my bare feet? I can certainly understand how those might traumatize people. My apologies. :)

  14. Adrienne says:

    WOW Becky, love the black dress–where’d you pick up that little number? (:

  15. dcl says:

    Brendan, I think TFW was worried about the hot landscape action.

  16. Alasdair says:

    You have to admit that it *is* a striking picture of the valley !

    (innocent smile)

  17. V says:

    I’m with Adrienne: that dress is cute! Of course, I’m sure that’s partly because the occupant of it is so hot!

  18. Brendan says:

    I agree whole-heartedly. :)

  19. JOAnne says:

    We met you two newlyweds on the Pacific Whale Foundation whale watch in Maui and hope you are having as great a time on Maui as we always do. Try doing that road back from Hana at night in the rain with the locals screaming by you!! We also did the entire circle around Haleakala and were just loving the beauty everywhere. Post your picture of the people from Ocean City, Md. and Sacramento, Ca. soon. I would love to see it.

  20. David says:

    That dress is cute on Becky, now on Brendan it would be weird….very very weird.

  21. Phead says:

    Is that a fanny pack?

  22. Alasdair says:

    Phead – actually, it’s Becky’s dress, carefully folded up … but Brendan is too shy to admit it ! Wait til he publishes the *rest* of the pictures !

    (innocent smile)

  23. Joe Loy says:

    LOL, Dane & Alasdair! :) Now the Both of yez Shaddup :) or else Meet me on the Field of Honour in th’ mornin’, yer Shpeakin’ of me sainted Daughter-in-law, here. ;>

  24. dcl says:

    Me, what did I do?

    Oh, Just a suggestion Joe, Sabers at dawn is probably not a good way to go with a former member of the USC saber team – I mean, I’m just saying…

  25. Phead says:

    Vintage. I haven’t seen a fanny pack forever!

  26. Alasdair says:

    Joe Loy – as the challenged individual, I choose puns at ten paces !


    (anticipatory grin)

  27. Alasdair says:

    Phead – and he’s wearing it on his fanny side, too – even if he technically doesn’t have one …

    (innocent British smile)

  28. Phead says:

    Ah, he might have a fanny now! That’s what marriage does to us…I should know, lad!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Well, sure an’ that’s true enuff, when ye come t’ tink about it … !