Tag Archives: Hawaii

Aloha!

I meant to get back to blogging sooner than this, but the next thing I knew, it was July 4th and the time just got away from me. Anyway, I went on a “girls’ trip” to Hawaii and it was … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ the Na’Pali Coast

For me, the most beautiful part of Kauai is the Na’Pali Coast. I’d seen it from the deck of a cruise ship six years ago and wanted to experience the place from a closer vantage point. A helicopter ride would … Continue reading

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Waimea, Kilauea and Wailea

Waimea Canyon is called the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. Though I haven’t seen the latter yet, I’ve looked at many photos and there’s definitely a similarity. It was very sunny and hazy the day we were there, but you can … Continue reading

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Lunch in Koloa

I think my favorite town on Kauai was Koloa. We stopped there for lunch and ended up spending a couple of hours shopping and taking photos. Lunch was here: Tomkats Grille had a very relaxed, outdoor atmosphere with lots of … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hues

Have I mentioned how beautiful the colors are in Hawaii? In addition to the luscious greens and the blue Pacific, you’ll see the following: a vibrant purple Hong Kong orchid tree blossom Hawaiian shirts in shades of pink and orange … Continue reading

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Makawao is Definitely a Wow

One of my favorite towns on Maui was Makawao. According to about.com, one of the most popular rodeos in Hawaii occurs there on July fourth. “Paniolos” were the first cowboys in the United States. Long before there were cowboys in … Continue reading

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Luau Skies

We celebrated one of our friend’s birthdays by going to a luau in Lahaina. The Old Lahaina Luau, to be exact. When we got there, the sky looked like this: Then we felt little raindrops. Oh nooooo, this can’t be … Continue reading

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Koloa, Kauai

While on the island of Kauai, we stopped in a lovely town called Koloa. When I got out of the car, I looked across the street and saw this view: I love Kauai. {carole}

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Tropical Bouquet

Between our Maui condo and the parking lot was this beautiful collection of bougainvillea. I’ve seen one or two colors amassed before, but not this many. . . . You can see more of the purple in this instagram version: … Continue reading

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Chillin’ in Lahaina

The town of Lahaina, Maui, was once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii and a major whaling center. Now it’s a mix of great shops and restaurants where you can have lunch and look at this view of the … Continue reading

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