Kauai’s North Shore

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.


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Kauai’s Waimea Canyon

The Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon, is also the gateway to one of the best birdwatching areas on the island, Koke’e State Park.


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A day in Honolulu

The Other Half and I recently celebrated our anniversary in Hawaii. As part of this trip, we had a one-day stopover in Honolulu so we could visit Pearl Harbor while we were in the state.

We arrived mid-morning and went out for brunch before walking around downtown Honolulu. After a bit of local wildlife-watching, we caught the bus to the west side of town to visit Pearl Harbor.

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Grand Teton National Park Day 1

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…

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Oh, Come On, Not Another Sunset…

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.

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Last Sunset at Raymer’s Cove

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.

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