Kauai was beautiful, even more beautiful than I imagined. It truly is a tropical paradise.
This is Waimea Canyon that formed from a volcano. It is known as the Grand Canyon of Hawaii.
A rainbow formed off of the Napali Coast. Many movies have been filmed here, including King Kong, Seven Days and Seven Nights, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.
This is from the Allerton Garden at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens.
A Surnam Cherry Tree from the Allerton Garden. The cherry tastes like a peppery tomato.
While the garden doesn't have a lot of flowers (it is more of a green leaf garden), this is one view of some of the flowers.
A view of the sunset from our sunset dinner cruise on a catamaran.
A common sight, and one that I could look at forever.
The pine trees in Kauai are tall and slender.
Most of the dining is outdoors because the weather is so luxurious. Sometimes you get unexpected visitors. He didn't eat much!
The most surprising thing about Kauai was all the chickens. They were everywhere. Two theories exist, one that Hurricane Iniki hit their pens and released them. Another is that the mongoose, a natural enemy of the chicken, was never introduced onto the island.
We had weather in the 70s and 80s the whole time we were there; with the tradewinds coming in off of the ocean, a light breeze was created, making the days perfect.
The tide coming in--if the water is teal colored near the shore, that means there is a sandy bottom.
This is the restaurant we ate a for a sunset dinner--the Beach House.
This is one of the first shots of the ocean I saw. LOVED IT!!!!!!!