Wow! What a trip. Three kids, a truck packed full of work to display at the Taro Festival in Hana. I think it took us longer to pack the kids then pack the work. Ahhh Hana, a glorious, peaceful, uplifting place. If you like the tropics, long drives, birds chirping, and don’t mind a few mosquitos, it’s the place to be. We are now going to make it an annual event. This was our 2cnd year and we stayed with our friends in their lovely cottage at Hana Tropicals Orchids and Flower farm.
If you can, you need to stop at the farm, it’s beautiful. Krista and Ian take such perfect care of their flowers. The orchids are spectacular and one can tell they are grown with love.
The flower nursery seems to go on forever and is a peaceful place to inspect the orchids.
The next morning, we were up early and had to set up our tent. Lucky for us, we were in the middle, between our good friends, Meile (a talented author of childrens books) and Sigal, a jewelry maker and textiles designer. It was warm and sunny, a perfect Hana day. This is the place to go if you want real Hawaii, with real Hula, lots of culture, love, and aloha.
The day went fast, with rhythmic music, and great food! Sales were small, but its the overall experience that makes it worth it.
Back to the cottage and off we went of Hana Tropicals jeep tour. Fun for the whole family.
Back to the real world…but had to stop again in Nihiku for some yummy tacos of your choice.
See ya next year Hana……………