Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Day 243 of Project 365
The Road to Hana. For those of you who have been on this road before, you probably have a good idea what is coming. For those of you that haven't, I should give you fair warning. This story involves puke. We all got up super early (4:30am) so we could be on the road by 6:00 and try to beat some of the traffic. Rob drove, and Joi and I both took some motion sickness medicine... just in case. Jenica woke up just long enough to get dressed and get in the car, and then she was fast asleep again. However, after about an hour of winding turns, she woke up and... well, you guessed it, she threw up! We found somewhere to pull off the road pretty quickly (which is kind of a miracle in itself along that road) and I cleaned her up as good as I could and we were off again. However, after the second round of throw-up, I figured it was probably best if I just trade Joi spots and sit in the back with her for the rest of the trip. We tried giving her a bit of medicine but she couldn't even keep that down, so the rest of the trip was spent holding a towel near her mouth to catch anything that might work it's way up. Poor girl! She handled it really well though, staying in pretty good spirits and sleeping on and off in between "episodes". We made it all the way to the Seven Sacred Pools, where we stopped long enough to give her a little more medicine and let it settle into her tummy before we headed out for more driving. Fortunately, after that she was fine for the rest of the trip. Swimming (or should I say wading) in the Sacred Pools was awesome and Joi and I are convinced that we now have eternal youth. The black sand beach was also really fun, along with the lava tubes and blow holes and the giant sea turtle we got to see swimming just a few feet from shore. The views were amazing and now we have another great story to tell about our vacation!