Thursday, September 1, 2011


Our vacation to Kauai, Hawaii was awesome! We were there 6 nights and had a wondering time. I loved the smell when we walked off the air plane.. it smelled tropical. Yes, we did take millions of pictures and sorry I couldn't decide on a few so there are a ton!
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This was our luxurious hotel, The Kauai Sands. Ha ha it was really old.. we had some sweet green shag carpet though. It was cheap, it was right on the beach and we left early in the morning and came back and crashed so cheap was the way to go.
This was the beach at our hotel

Wailua Falls


Spent all day every day at the beach relaxing

We went on a kayak trip that had amazing views and hiked to Secret Falls
Secret Falls

This was tree tunnel road, it was my favorite road

Waimea caynon- they call it the grand canyon of the islands

The upper right picture is a mountain called King Kong. It was in an old Indiana Jones movie

Pu'u o Kila lookout- this was the most breath taking view we had ever seen. I wanted to just sit there all day and take it in.

This is a monk seal that came and slept on our beach the whole day. There are only 33 that come to the island of kauai. There are volunteers that you call if you see one and they come and rope it off and educate you about the animal and sit there until they leave.

Snorkeling was amazing! The fish were so bright and colorful. We snorkeled every day for hours and hours

This is Po'ipu beach, our favorite place to snorkel

The food was amazing there and especially the banana pancakes at a small family restaurant.
Our favorite place to eat had these delicious hawaiian polish dogs with pineapple relish..yum.. I still crave them. If you ever go to this island you have to go to Puka dog. More favorites were this Korean bbq restuarant, shave ice with macadamia nut ice cream, kalua pork tacos and fresh pineapple.

Hanalei Bay

Tunnels beach- also a great place to snorkel. We got to swim with a sea turtle and it was awesome.

View of the Napali coast- 17 miles of no beach
Opaeka'a Falls

I love this tree

I got up at 5:30 our last morning there and watched the sunrise. It was beautiful and Braeden sure missed out! It was so hard to leave this amazing place. Every time we drove by the hospital we wanted to stop in and see if there were any jobs, but we didn't and decided we could go back real soon! For those who want to go to Hawaii I would definitely recommend Kauai.