We hiked around a bit at the summit - you can drive to 10,000 feet! - and enjoyed the sun and the views above the clouds. If you ever make it to Maui, you really need to check it out. The road is switch-backy and overrun with downhill mountain bikers, but it is well-maintained right to the top. I'd put the crater/valley on my list of 'must-sees'.
And last but not least, Todd went for a ride out front of our condo late this afternoon. Even though the winds were much more steady than they have been, they were still crazy-strong! The sand blows off the beach and makes for a slightly uncomfortable, sandblast-like experience for anyone taking photos. Hee hee - poor me, on a beach, in 30+ degree Celsius temps... I shouldn't be complaining!!! Tsk tsk!