So yesterday we decided to take a break from the beach and drive around the island. Destination: Hana (rumored to be where Oprah lives according to Julie). We left around 8:30 and made a few stops along the way. Saw a few waterfalls, drove across a few 1 lane bridges that looked like they could collapse at any moment. When we got to Hana we saw what looked like an awesome beach so we stopped and Jake, Chloe and I all got out and walked down to look. It had the most amazing waves i've seen so far. They were almost big enough to surf on. When we got home Jake and I were watching a show on TV of the top 10 beaches on Maui and it turns out that beach we looked at was number 3. The beach we have been going to was number 4. If those 2 are 3 & 4 I can't wait to see 1 & 2. Anyway, back to Hana...In Jake's research he found a beach near Hana with red sand so we headed for it. Jake was reading the description in the Maui book and as he was reading he says...OOhhhhh...maybe we shouldn't go there. The book says it is a "treacherous" hike and people have died trying to get there. It said even the locals won't try to make the hike. So we decided against the death hike. As we started to head back we had to decide if we wanted to take the curvy road back or continue the circle and take the rocky dirt road back. Since we had already seen the curvy road we continued on to the dirt road. It was a very beautiful drive...we were in the middle of nowhere and all you can see is the ocean on one side of you and amazing mountains on the other. Unfortunately the road doesn't go in a complete circle and as we came around the bottom of the island we could see our condo from this road but there was no road straight to it. We had to go north to the top of the island and go around to the east and then head south to get home. Eventually they plan to connect the 2 highways but as of now you gotta take the long way home. I must say though the other side of the island is pretty much what I imagined Hawaii to be…so lush and green but also extremely muggy and windy. It was a lot of fun but I am looking forward to getting back into the nice warm ocean today!!