Day 3: August 2
Wow! Things sure have changed in the 30 years since I have been here. We found a nice, typical LDS chapel and the ward was big ~ filling the chapel & the overflow. Those are good changes.
After church we drove up to the first little, old chapel ever built in Hawaii. The early missionaries, in the 1850's had the most success here in Maui and this is where the first chapel was built and it still stands today. It is located near Pulehu, in the Kula area. George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith were two of the very first missionaries here.
We loved the acres and acres of sugarcane fields with their giant stalks of sugarcane. We had to get out and see just how tall the sugarcane stalks really were. They were tall! Jaren & Michelle thought they might sneak a sweet taste. :)
Then we went to the beach ~ Big Beach in Makena. It is a fun beach because it has good waves. One thing that Doug & the kids were surprised to discover about Hawaii was that there aren't always very many big waves on the beaches. But they enjoyed the other beach activities: snorkeling, swimming, cliff jumping etc... But we all really liked Big Beach in Makena because it had big fun waves and that is my kid's favorite part of the beach.