Snow Day

When the people of Maui woke up yesterday morning, there was snow on Haleakala!

See the white at the tippy top?

See the white at the tippy top?

We had already planned to drive to the top yesterday, and the snow didn’t change our mind. But when we got to the entrance to the national park, there was standstill traffic. We sat there for well over an hour. We couldn’t figure out what it was. Turns out, it was just volume. I had forgotten how rare snow is in Hawaii.

I fell asleep a couple of times while we waited.  I wasn't driving.

I fell asleep a couple of times while we waited. I wasn’t driving.

The snow at the top was magical.

Usually this hill is just dirt.

Usually this hill is just dirt.

Do you see all the people in this picture?

Do you see all the people in this picture?

It was so fun watching people in the snow. They were giggling and smiling and laughing. People were making snowballs and posing for pictures and making snowmen. It was heartwarming.

We ended our time on the volcano with a stop at the winery. The grounds there are beautiful, particularly the gigantic trees.

A quick stop at Walmart, and we were home again. I had to go to bed early. I have school today.

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2 Responses to Snow Day

  1. Lauren says:

    What?? That is crazy! You truly live in a magical place. 🙂 We have a nice glaze of ice and a little snow, but no one’s flocking to see it here.

  2. Peggy says:

    Oh….so you were off for President’s Day? I thought maybe you got a snow day!

    Beautiful!! I LOVE the picture with the people in it. A great shot!!

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