Category Archives: 2012 March – Hawaii Vacation

Hiking Hawaii

Hiking Waimea Canyon Our first hike was Waimea Canyon, one of the world’s most scenic canyons, and part of Wiamea Canyon State Park. At 3,000 feet (914 m) deep, Waimea Canyon is often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” This canyon is certainly greener than the Grand Canyon and not as big but […]

Kaui From the Air and Below the Sea

The only way to get a full view of the island is from above.  Our chosen view was by Helicopter.   Kawai is the oldest of the main islands. The highest peak on this mountainous island is Kawaikini at 5,243 feet (1,598 m).  One of the wettest spots on earth, with an annual average rainfall of […]


You can’t go to Hawaii without going to a Lu’au.  Ours was fun; food and drink was plentiful, and the entertainment rounded out a very enjoyable evening. The food table included Poi, a Hawaiian word for the primary Polynesian staple food made from the corm of the taro plant (known in Hawaiian as kalo). Poi […]

From Maui to Kauai

  We enjoyed Maui but it never felt like Hawaii.  It didn’t look like the scenes you see in the movies, on TV, or in photos.  It’s tropical and we had to account for the cooler than normal weather but still, there’s something more about this island.  The homes and buildings looked warn and un-kept.  […]