Our adventures today took us to the Maui Tropical Plantation - the only working plantation left on the island. We took a tram ride around the 60 acre plantation with a wonderful guide come conductor, coconut peeler, comedian who named every plant and threw in tidbits of little known facts along the way.
As she explained the three eyes and demonstrated a amazing husking technique she told us about the dangers of coconut trees. Who Knew!
It took Lelani under 60 seconds to peel a coconut - not a world record but cool all the same.
The plantation sits on the northern end of the island at the base of the mountains, and comes complete with a lagoon.
Plumeria trees are the tropical trees famous for their lovely flowers used to make leis.
Between the Country store and the plantation fields are some pretty astounding plants.
If I was at all paying attention I would say these are the coffee plants.
Nothing says tropical to me like the bird of paradise plant
except maybe seeing a pineapple growing two feet from the ground!
After sunset is almost as beautiful as during...