Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Haleakala Horseback Ride

We started out our first full day in Kihei with a morning horseback ride upcountry on Haleakala Ranch.  After researching the various rides available, I sat down with my DH and narrowed it down, finally deciding to ride again with Pony Express.  Back in 2003 (?), the two of us took a ride with them down into the crater.  That was a long ride - four hours in the saddle, 7.5 miles total.  This time we opted for their two hour ride.  After an early wake up call, we left the condo at 6:45 am to make the trip from Kihei up to Kula.  We made it there in just about an hour, so we backtracked to a cafe a couple of miles below the Pony Express office so Randall could get a coffee.  It started misting on our way up the volcano, but had pretty much stopped by the time our 8:00 am check-in rolled around.  We had a fabulous guide - Melissa.  She was funny, knowledgeable, and made the ride a pure pleasure.  The scenery was great as we rode the eucalyptus trees out onto the pasture land of Haleakala Ranch.  I've scrapbook seven pages as I took 267 pictures during our ride!  Don't worry - I'm just going to share three of the pages with you.




Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow I have another three page layout of the Banyan Tree over in Lahaina.

6 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Awww, my daughter would love such a ride! We watched the sun rise on Haleakala the morning of the day we got "Maui'd". :)

Shelley said...

Cool pages! Looks like a ton of fun!

Sue said...

I love how you used your picture as the background! Awesome pics and layout!

Paula said...

Love your layouts and how you get so many pictures on a page. That has to be my favorite part of MDS.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love, love, love your pages--the stamps fit so well-- and what a great font!

Yapha said...

Those are great pages! I love the first one especially, and how you fit so many pictures into the second one!