Day 3 we drove into Lahaina - this is one of the first things we saw as we came into town!
In Lahaina they have this enormous Banyan tree; it has an amazing story about it's start as a seedling with the celebration of missionary work being done in Lahaina; you can read more about this amazing tree (this picture does not EVEN come close to doing this tree justice) here.
This is my brother taking in the view; the water had a jelly fish warning so he was the only one brave enough to put his feet in. I had never seen black sand before and I was quite amazed. The sand is VERY hot!!!
These grounds were on a botanical garden; here is the family in the midst of the sugar cane.
I have several pictures, but this one of Syrah gives you a small indication of how HUGE this heiau is. The original heiau was built in the thirteenth century and was extended by the High Chief Pi'ilani, who came from the western side of Maui in 1570 and conquered the chiefs of the fertile Hana region. You can read a bit more about the Pi'ilanihale Heiau by clicking here.
After a long day of snorkeling we came back and had some down time reading and then went out and got a quick treat... Syrah's first shaved ice.