Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Come With Me to Kauai ...

I've mentioned it often ... my love of travel. Recently, and for various reasons, 'big' travel has not been able to grace our to-do list. When I start feeling antsy, but can't hop on the next flight to some wonderful destination, I look through pictures. This week, I have been enjoying Kauai. We traveled there in late 2007. Please join me on a quick photo-trip through the gorgeous island ... and be sure to play the video at the end!

Rainbow east of Kiahuna Beach ...


















Our last night on the island, we were graced with this gorgeous sunset (taken in Po'ipu) ...














Bottle Palm in the National Tropical Botanical Gardens ...



















Oh, to have a tree that looked like this one, located in the parking lot of the Botanical Gardens ...
















A stunning orchid in the Botanical Gardens ...



















A sky flower, also in the Botanical Gardens ...
















Puu HinaHina Lookout in Waimea Canyon ...















Waipo'o Falls in Waimea Canyon State Park ...



















The lush Hanalei Valley ...















Kilauea Point Lighthouse ...















Hubby heading out to snorkel ...















The Spouting Horn, seen from Kukui'ula Harbor ...













Look at that form! :-) Ziplining in Princeville (SO fun!!!) ...













Enjoy the zipline ride (courtesy of my hubby, who was holding the video camera) ...

video

21 comments:

Niki said...

Gorgeous photos :o) Love the Bottle Palm.

Kimberly Franklin said...

OMG... I'm so jealous! I want to go!! : )

Beautiful pictures!

storyqueen said...

Never been to Hawaii, but now I feel like a just had a mini-vacation!

Thanks, kelly!

shelley

Susan Fields said...

We honeymooned on Kauai and returned for out 10th anniversary. Isn't it just gorgeous? Thanks for sharing the photos!

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

beautiful pictures! I lived on Oahu for 4 years and spent only one day on Kauai..but it was unforgettable!

Kelly said...

Oh, Wow! Gorgeous pictures! I have never been to Hawaii. My inlaws just came back from there a few days ago. She brought back fun souvenirs for the kids. Among other things, my youngest got a ukelele, my oldest -an instrument made of coconut, my daughter- a hula skirt and leis. My daughter made the boys get in their swim trunks, put on their shell necklaces, and they permormed for us! It was so cute!

Susan R. Mills said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish I was there!

Cheeseboy said...

Man o' man, that zip line looks awesome. I've only been to Hawaii once, but we didn't do near the cool stuff you did.

Loved the post on Dr. Seuss too. We first grade teachers get to celebrate that every year.

Very cool blog.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Your title loaded up before the rest of the post and I spoke out loud, "Yes thank you..." You didn't really invite me on an actual trip though, did you? ;-) I'd do the zip line!

These pics are lovely and you've inspired me to start pestering the hubby for a trip back to Maui :-)

MG Higgins said...

Beautiful! I went to Kauai once. Thanks for the wonderful reminder.

She Writes said...

Stunningly pretty scenery! Nice zip too!

Sarah Laurence said...

I went to Hawaii years ago and would also love to return. Magical photos!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

that looks so nice!

Barrie said...

Kauai is actually on my want-to-visit list! So, I really enjoyed this photos.

Cathy C. Hall said...

I love to travel, too, but there's always that day when, missing my bed, I click my heels and say, "There's no place like home."

Ann Marie Wraight said...

What absolutely gorgeous scenery! You lucky family.
I'm a Brit. who has been living and teaching in Greece for the last 20 years and your 'Dream' Island resembles quite a few of the places close to me. Aren't they breathtaking?
I've just started to folow your blog - so thanks for the super introduction.

Beth Kephart said...

I see you in that rainbow.

Paul C said...

Wow, a wonderful armchair travelogue of the exotic islands. I like your blog title. As a former English teacher I can fully appreciate the apostrophe in T's.

Kelly H-Y said...

Thank you for all your kind, wonderful comments ... I truly enjoy reading them! And, welcome Ann Marie (ahhh, to live in Greece ... must be stunning!) and Paul C!!

CariJ said...

Kelly, LOVE these pics! We went to Kauai in February of 2006 and visited many of the same spots. We also stayed in Poipu. Makes me want to go back so badly!! Cari

deb said...

Oh, this paradise is on our to do list.
Thank you for sharing these incredible photos.

just . wow.

and I hope you get to have a real excursion soon :)