Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ali' i Kula Lavender Gardens, Maiu

Hi Dear Folk,

Near to the bottom of Haleakula are the Ali'i Kula Lavender Gardens  A friend had told me to stop here and it proved to be so nice.  The little lavender shop also has a cafĂ©, so we were able to get breakfast and then wander around the gardens.  It was not the season for the lavender to be in bloom, although some was flowering.

Nothing here is a permanent structure, even the kitchen was in a trailer attached to the main building, but all could be easily taken down.  WC is just porta potty.

I liked the painted walls.

This is what I call a ladies breakfast, tortilla with egg, cheese, advocado and other goodies, with a cup of coffee and a view over the valley it surely hit the spot and was one of those special moments.


After getting such an early start we had the whole day ahead of us, so decided to stop at this town on the way back, Makawao.

Makawao, one of the state's last paniolo towns. The paniolos were the first cowboys in the United States. Long before there were cowboys in the old west, paniolos came to Hawaii in the early 1800's from Mexico to teach the Hawaiians how to herd cattle.  The shops still have the paniolo facades, although inside all arts and boutiques.

Except two stores that we loved, the Casanova Deli  and the Komoda Store where I bought a  fresh pastry and a cup of coffee, plus a lovely little cooler bag with Japanese Graphics and a tote, I love them and a very reasonable price, I think $6.00 each.

This was in someone's garden at the bottom of Haleakala.


1 comment:

  1. What a lovely relaxing way to spend the day. I liked the painted walls as well. Your lunch looked yummy.


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