Monday, May 07, 2012

Farewell Tour { Part II }

 Off we went, despite gathering clouds to visit the North shore.

 Driving through Anahola it rained and rained (nothing new...but scary when you can't see!)

When it dried up a bit I was able to snap a pic of the GLORIOUS countryside...

And then we stopped and stared at the beautiful lighthouse, and watched the birds curled up on the tree boughs. It was not a good day for soaring. 

We figured that since we were practically there already, we'd hit up Hanalei as well.

This is my favorite part of the road---it feels like you're flying through the tops of the jungle on a Disney ride.

Look at all those taro feilds!

It rained and was muggy and misty we sort of wandered around a bit at the shops and ate some sub-par Mex-Brazilain food.
The waterfalls were nice and full.

and...then we said...hey--we're here already--let's go over a few more one lane bridges and go to the end of the road!

The island is only 562 square miles--and you cannot circumnavigate it by car.

And we stopped in a cave and wandered about. (our little 'fake' baby in the pink there had just woken up from her nap. She LOVED the cave.)

The sun finally really decided to stay out for good, and we enjoyed getting our toes wet at the beautiful beach.

When the doctor tells you to find your 'happy place' --feel free to borrow this one. Ivan and I both agree that this is the most beautiful of all the beaches.

So...that's that--we hit Kilauea, Hanalei, and Ha'ena state park!

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