Maui Day 2

Our first stop this morning was at Burger King for breakfast. Last time we visited Hawaii, we went to McDonald’s and they served Spam with breakfast so we wanted to see what BK offered. They do have spam or portuguese sausage served with rice and scrambled eggs.

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Next we visited the Kula Botanical Garden. It’s a bit of a drive but quite peaceful.

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They have a small aviary with white doves and love birds. These two were very cute as they were the only ones really sitting next to each other and they kept on pushing each other, kind of like they were having a disagreement or something.

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The bumble bees look a lot different here, almost like a beetle.

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There are some interesting wood sculptures throughout the garden.

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There is another enclosure where they keep other fowl. This was an interesting bird.

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They also have this three-horned gecko in an enclosure. Never seen anything like this before. It was changing it’s skin.

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After the walk through the botanical gardens, we headed to Surfing Goat Dairy. We saw this hilarious set of signs on the way there.

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We arrived at Surfing Goat Dairy.

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We were greeted by the “kids”.

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We don’t normally like goat products (milk, cheese) but thought we’d try out the chevre flight, 6 soft spreadable cheeses of your choice. We tried:

Purple Rain – mix of dried lavenders
Rolling Green – fresh garlic chives
Alaskan Delight – smoked salmon, green peppercorns
Mango Supreme – fresh mangoes, mango chutney
Ole! – jalepenos, artichokes, cilantro, lime juice
Mandalay – apple, bananas, curry

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They serve it with a large basket of crackers. We were surprised that they didn’t have that pungent goat taste or smell. We’ve tried other cheeses and milk which we could hardly swallow because the smell and taste was overpowering. Not the case here, the cheeses were very light and pleasantly flavored. It was a good snack.

The farm also has friendly dogs and cats. They love the cheese and crackers.

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After our snack, we headed to check in at our hotel. We had a high floor room with a beautiful view.

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For dinner we stayed in and had Safeway club sandwiches and Hawaiian beer, wheat ale with passion fruit.

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For more pictures from the day, see below.

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