Charles Lindbergh's Grave is Part of the Road to Hana Tour from Wailea

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The best tip I can give you if you're taking the Road to Hana tour while in Maui is don't sit in the last corner seat on the bus, but you probably already know that one. One of the big highlights for me on the trip was the visit to the grave of Charles Lindbergh. It was odd because we drove past the gates to homes owned by celebrities and had no desire really to photograph them or care about them, but the cow motiff at the entrance to Weird Al Yankovitc's house was pretty. I had my heart set on taking a photo of the burial site of Charles Lindbergh, and views of the cliffs at the water's edge were all beginning to look about the same. 

I don't know why I brought it up at the moment that I did, but all of a sudden I asked whether we were close to the grave of Charles Lindbergh. Turned out our tour driver had passed it by without any intention for some reason of stopping, and it was only a few minutes back up the road. There was no sign. So how did I know?

This was also important to Barbara because while we were at the airport in Sacramento looking at books to read on our trip to Maui, I had suggested she read Bill Bryson's Summer of 1927. He has such a style of writing that he sucks you into his books and keeps you laughing and entertained all the way to the end as you savor each word penned. Much of that story is about Charles Lindbergh, so of course I aced all the questions put to us by our tour guide on the Road to Hana.

The guys on the tour were very gratefull that I had mentioned stopping. It was my payback to them for all of the graciousness they had extended during my pitiful episode. What comes around often goes around, you know. You can read more in my personal blog today about the Road to Hana from Wailea.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Elizabeth - We purchased the guided tour tapes (before CDs) and made the drive on our own.  When we wanted to stop, we stopped the tape, hopped out to see the sights and sites, then went on our merry way.  One of the most memorable drives ever, although Highway One by Big Sur is also high on my list. 

Jul 05, 2014 04:21 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Being motion sick while on vacation is awful.  You feel lousy, and you feel lousy about missing the fun.  Got motion sick on an Alaskan cruise.  My saving grace was pressure point bracelets.

Jul 05, 2014 12:22 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

I take it you don't do deep sea fishing Elizabeth.  Did I read that right that Lindberg was buried standing up.  So he is 6 feet up and not 6 feet under:)

Jul 05, 2014 08:21 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I stopped in front of the Alamo once to get the wife who had gone for a visit while I was in class.  Never did go in.  It would be the same with Charles

Jul 05, 2014 08:26 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers, Elizabeth.  All is still well with the world.

Jul 05, 2014 10:01 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, sounds like a great tour, and has so much history.   Hope you are enjoying your time away!

Jul 05, 2014 11:24 PM