Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1st Day - Kauai

We had such a amazing trip to The Garden Island.

Lest start at the beginning.

Emma did so good on her first flight...granted that it was only 35 minutes.
 Trying to keep her as busy as we could.

 After we landed and got our car, we checked out where we were going to be living for the next 4 days.
Then we headed to sight see. 
I have to say this trip would have been such a different experience if we were childless. Kauai has endless hikes, endless waterfalls and endless adventures but with a lil one we stuck to more of the "touristy" things. 
 Our first stop was Opaekaa Falls
 Thank goodness I had my big boy lens because it was pretty far away.
 So a nice lady stopped and asked if we wanted a photo....I guess she didn't see the pretty waterfall in the background.
 Next to the falls is a nice lookout of the Wailua river. We see it better up close a little later on our trip.
 Wailua Fall was our next stop.
These falls were so powerful. 
 I would have loved to hike down and get a closer look from the bottom but we didn't want to take our chances. We stood at these fall for a little while and were lucky enough to catch the rainbow at the bottom.

 Just a really quick stop at a Heiau (sacred area for the Hawaiian people)

 We stopped at the spitting horn which is a blow hole.
 This is the hole that is suppose to have a huge spray.
The ocean was pretty calm and it was low tide so there was nothing.
 Instead there was a littler one that gave a few sprays while we were there.
 Poipu Beach was not far from where we were so we made a quick stop to check it out.
I felt like I was back in Wakiki with how busy it was.
 Thankfully the beach had a playground. With all that driving it was nice to give Emma some time to run around.

 One more Heiau. I know this looks like a ugly pile of rocks but these places are extremely old with a lot of history and meaning.
 We headed back to the condo for dinner.
Someone was pooped!
One last stroll on the beach before sunset.