The north shore of Kauai is known for its planned resort area, Princeville, as well as Hanalei Bay, world-renowned for its beaches and surfing. However, it also contains two great places to see native island wildlife: the Hanalei Bay and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuges.
On our anniversary trip to Hawaii, we were able to coordinate a visit to Oahu with a trip to Kauai, one of the oldest islands in the state. Its age means that vegetation has had plenty of time to cover the lush island, lending it its name: The Garden Isle.
After our adventure at Yellowstone, we trekked down to our cabin in Jackson, Wyoming. The scenery through Idaho was beautiful, filled with farmland, and we luckily hit the Teton Pass just before sunset. Not only did we get to see the valley bathed in the golden afterglow of a spring rainstorm, but we also didn’t have to take the curvy, snow-covered road after dark.
The next morning, we were up at sunrise and ready to see what could be better than Yellowstone National Park. If it tells you anything, the Other Half and I discussed the minute differences between ‘awesome’ and ‘majestic’ in describing the two parks for at least 30 minutes. We may also have had way too much coffee that morning…
Well, that’s what you get for clicking on it. Another sunset picture. I hope you’re happy. My brother and a few other people have told us quite a bit about the running course the local university maintains, so we decided to try it out one night.
Even though it wasn’t quite my idea of awesome, it was a nice respite from our usual haunts.
The last night I was in Wisconsin, I again attempted to see the sunset at the little cove on Lake Mendota. This time, I was lucky enough to get there when the water was slightly choppy and the clouds looked like they were raining fire. Unfortunately, the only thing missing from this equation is a nice camera.