Sunday, June 14, 2015

Another Day in Paradise, Kauai Style

Yes, we took another trip to Hawaii. This time we decided to go to an island we had never visited before -- Kauai. Here are some of the highlights!

Talk Story Bookstore - The Western-most Independent Bookstore in the United States! It was our first stop on the island and yes, we bought books even though we had brought plenty with us.
If you have never had shave ice with ice cream in the bottom, find some. Even better if it is macadamia nut ice cream under guava and passion-orange shave ice (with a condensed milk "cream topping"!). Mmm.
Z was totally relaxed.
I practiced my palm tree photography.
I read some fantastic books.
We saw places that were definitely our idea of paradise, like Hanalei Bay. We even checked the price on the property for sale across the street!
We climbed on lava rocks and explored little tide pools filled with fish.
I grabbed a few photos of one of my favorite flowers.
Hibiscus are possibly the most photogenic flower.
And we spent some time just appreciating the gorgeous landscaping at the Grand Hyatt.
Kauai is an amazing island.
Because, in Hawaii, after every storm ...
... there's always a rainbow.
Dreaming of an island life,


  1. So jealous. I Feel like going "Ahhh" just looking at your pics.

  2. I've never been to Hawaii and oh man it looks wonderful. And that ice cream/shaved ice thing? !!! Wow that sounds amazing.

    1. We actually went to JoJo's twice because that shave ice/ice cream was so good! We aren't usually fans of major sugar bombs but this was worth it. ;)

  3. I enjoyed going to Kauai for my sister's wedding some years ago -- we stayed at the Hyatt too! It was a lovely getaway.

    1. The Hyatt was so pretty! I'm glad you got to enjoy it too. :)

  4. I loved watching your trip on Instagram, and loved it all over again here! Such gorgeous photos!!!

    1. Thank you, Debi! It was lovely and I miss it a lot. :)

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    1. No shiz. He just turned 11 and is like 5 inches shorter than me and wears the same size shoe. It's killing me!

  6. So gorgeous!! Someday I want to go too!!