18.09.2010 - 18.09.2010 27 °C
The third and final night wasn't as peaceful as the previous two. A group of boy scouts and leaders set up camp beside us, and we listened to repetitive campfire songs all evening which are still stuck in Julie's head. We are excited to head back down off the mountain, to regain the moisture in our skin. It looks like we aged 10 years being up here, our hands are all wrinkly and dried out. On the way back down the mountain we make a quick stop for more cactus fruit, being careful of its prickles.
Our next stop is the Maui Swap Meet at the community college. It's a huge collection of clothing, food and collectables. We pick up some good deals and then head to the North Shore Hostel, our home for the last two nights in Maui. We hit the hot showers to scrub off the build up of sunscreen and 3 days of nastiness. This beats showering under a tap with cold water on Haleakala. This makes us realize what we take for granted in life.
The list of internet “to does” is a long one, so we get to work blogging, skyping, and booking accomodations and activities for the Big Island. We eventually head out to the Saigon Cafe for a bite, being that we ate camp food for the past 5 days, we needed a change in flavor. Julie sweats her way through a “mild” yellow curry dish of mahi mahi, and then decides to steer clear of curry form here on. I slap all the hot sauce on the table onto my shrimp, yummy.