Homesteading in Hana, Maui

On Saturday, June 24 we embarked on a one-day journey to Hana, Maui. This date happened to be my mom’s 94th birthday had she lived (she died in February 2017). The long and winding road led us on a trip down memory lane. I spent childhood summers with my grandparents in Hana and we still have homestead property there. Enjoy! Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

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The drive to Hana takes about 2 hours each way over many twists and turns and over 57 bridges.

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I remember jumping into these fresh water pools to swim with my teenage friends. The area is now an official rest stop easily accessible off the Hana highway.

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Wainapanapa State Park was our first stop on the road to Hana.  I used to swim in the freshwater cave before it became popular. (Photo of husband Rich Tom)

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We enjoyed our picnic lunch at Hana Bay. I spent many happy summers with my grandparents in Hana and Hamoa, and used to have fun swimming and jumping off the rocks into the water with my country cousins as a child.

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After seeing our homestead property in Hamoa (just outside Hana), we headed back home and stopped at the Wailua overlook. My Aunty Maggie used to farm taro in the valley.