January 27, 2009

Two Fools in Paradise

Yes, here we are with the Waimea Canyon behind us and the Waimea River just visible at the top of the photo. We were fools in love with everything about Kaui from start to finish! Some of our family and friends had begun to think we had just decided to stay since it's taken us so long to post pictures and blog, but we did finally come back to the frozen wonder of this Iowa winter! Our poor daughter and other family and friends in Iowa endured -20 temps while we were basking in the 70's and 80's. Good timing on our part!

We took over 200 photos, some of which I'll put in another post and some in a web album if you're interested. That link will be on the blog later. Below are some of the highlights and we can say with no reservation that we would recommend this trip to anyone - truly, truly a trip of beautiful memories, great adventures, great food, and so much fun. We are very thankful.

As always, you can click on any of the pictures to get them in full view.

Our hotel - our room is the 2nd from the left on the ground floor.

Sunrise from our patio. We ate breakfast and watched whales on our patio too!

The beach at our hotel, about 50 yards from our patio.

Our favorite falls - Wailea

Kaui is sometimes referred to as "Rooster Country" because there are wild roosters EVERYWHERE! They are so pretty and maybe because I'm from Iowa I couldn't stop taking pictures of them! This was the mother lode at the top of Waimea Canyon.

An amazing inlet viewed on our tour of the National Botanic Gardens - a highlight for us.

One of the gorgeous plants growing in the garden.

This is Lydgate Beach where we snorkeled and where we saw one of the many, many rainbows that appeared while we were there.

Our last night we enjoyed this Hawaiian dance and music performance by the members of a hula school for children in Kauai. Much better than any hokey Luau!

More to come regarding the gardens and the farmer's markets - after all this blog is supposed to be about gardens and eating!

Well, this is all then.


  1. GREAT pictures! I assume those were taken with the new camera?

  2. Thank you! and Yes Ma'am - I used my new Canon PowerShot with glee!

  3. Loved the pictures and can't wait to see more. I'm glad you had a great time but also glad to have you back posting blogs-as I've missed yours so much!

  4. Those photos are amazing. Ah... beach, which I could be on one right now.