S: Kauai, Hawaii ~ Our 20th Wedding Anniversary 2010
BC: Just Another Day in Paradise...... | Made by Eileen Ladwig 2010
FC: Jeff & Eileen September 2010
1: "It only takes a second to say "I Love You"... But a Lifetime to show it" - Teresa Collins
3: View from our Patio
5: The beautiful grounds of Kauai Beach Villas Resort..
6: A truly amazing site....
8: Some want to be in Paris. When Springtime fills the air. Top walk along the Seine with nary a Springtime care Others say, "London. Thats where I want to be!" | Still others climb on broad, sail off on the deep blue sea. Not Me. No, none of those. Not one of those I'd propose.
9: I want to be in Hawaii Where the fragrant flowers grow. Where the palm trees dust the sky. Where the soft trade winds blow.
10: JoJo's Shave Ice ~ The Best on Kauai Island | Sunday & Monday we explored the South Shore.....
12: Waimea Beach
13: I want to burrow in the sand. Let the waves grab at my feet. Feel the warm and then the cool. Hear the surf's pulsating beat.
14: "There's Life at both ends Of that Red Dirt Road." | Exploring the island in the jeep...... | One of the things that the island of Kauai is famous for, is its very vibrant (and somewhat annoying – if you get it on your clothes) deep red dirt. What causes Kauai’s dirt to be so red? Since Kauai is one of the oldest Hawaiian Islands, the high iron content of the volcanic soils has had plenty of time to oxidize, especially with the wet conditions of the island
15: Roosters on Kauai, why are there so many? One of the theories revolves around Hurricane Iniki which hit Kauai very hard in 1992, decimating chicken farms and local chicken coops setting them free to roam. Kauai's chickens don't actually have a natural predator other than the occasional stray dog or cat looking for some chicken dinner. Mongooses keep the chickens at bay on most of the other Islands. | Red Dirt & Roosters ~ Who knew....????
16: "The Little Grand Canyon"
19: Kauai Coffee Fields
20: Tunnel of the Trees ~ Koloa, Hawaii
22: Spouting Horn | The sound is eerily real.......
23: Ancient Hawaiians believed this coastline was once guarded by a giant moo (lizard) named Kaikapu. Everyone was afraid of the moo because it would eat anyone who tried to fish or swim in the area. One day, a young boy named Liko entered the ocean to outwit the lizard. Kaikapu attacked him, but Liko thrust a sharp stick into her mouth, swam under the lava shelf, and escaped through a small hole to the surface. The moo followed Liko and got stuck in the lava tube. To this day, you can hear the lizard’s roar and see her breath spraying from the blowhole.
25: Gorgeous Poipu Beach
27: Waimea Falls
29: Coconut tasting...
30: On Tuesday we boarded a little airplane to island hop to the island of Oahu. We were at the airport at 6AM.... When we got to the island of Oahu we had the opportunity to tour the Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor. We were transported back to the morning of December 7, 1941 as we re-lived the moment that thrust America into World War II. At the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center we viewed the film of the attack and browsed through the historic artifacts on display. We then rode the Navy launch across Pearl Harbor and boarded the Arizona Memorial. Our journey continued with a visit to Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing. What an amazing cemetery and grounds.... Next on our tour was an overview of Honolulu's historic district which includes`Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil, Kawaiahao Church, the State Library and Archives, the statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum. We concluded our tour in Waikiki. We spent time on Waikiki Beach, found some amazing shopping, made some new bird friends, and had a candlelight dinner on a patio outside ~ right on the ocean. This was a day we will never forget........
31: Airplane we flew on to the island of Oahu
32: Attack on Pearl Harbor ~ December 7, 1941
38: USS Missouri
42: 'Hawaii Five-0' By MARK NIESSE Associated Press Writer Published: Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:03 AM EDT HONOLULU — The elite crime-fighting team of “Hawaii Five-0” is back in the islands — this time with more bikinis, fewer stiff suits and a remix of the series’ classic theme song. The remake of the legendary series, which ran for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, debuts Monday at 10 p.m. on CBS with a legacy to live up to. Like the original hit show, the new version’s cop team hunts down criminals, often ending with the catch phrase “Book ’em, Danno!” But the rebooted version aims to add more witty banter, character back story and edginess to the formulaic detective work of the first series, which preceded a generation of crime dramas such as “Magnum, P.I.” and “Law & Order.” “You can do great action, and we do,” said executive producer Peter Lenkov. “But what’s fresh and different is the character development and humor.” Filmed onsite in Hawaii, “Hawaii Five-0” aims to appeal to viewers by taking them to island scenes shot at sun-soaked beaches and landmark locations including Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace and Waikiki.
44: Honolulu, Hawaii
45: Punchbowl National Cemetery of The Pacific & The Court of The Missing
46: Iolani Palace & Ling Kamehameha | ‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation, and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalkaua, who built it in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili‘uokalani, walked its celebrated halls.
48: Waikiki, Hawaii | Wyland's Whaling Wall #067 'Earth Day Hawaii' Aloha Condominiums 1909 Ala Wai Boulevard. Honolulu, Hawaii 70 Feet Long x 16 Feet High Dedicated April 22, 1995 25th Anniversary of Earth Day
49: Waikiki, Hawaii
51: International Market Place Waikiki, Hawaii
52: Waikiki Beach
54: Haena State Park Ke'e Beach | Wednesday we went exploring on the North Shore...
55: Waikapala's Wet Cave & Maniniholo Dry Cave
56: From this day forward, you shall not walk alone; my heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home”- unknown
57: Hanalei Bay
58: Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
59: Kilauea Lighthouse
60: Capt Andy's Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise! Sail on a 55 Foot Gold Coast Luxury Catamaran... Explore Kauai's rugged NaPali Coast ~ amazing sea cliffs, breathtaking waterfalls, and timeless lava tubes. while learning about the legends and history of the ancient civilizations that once inhabited these verdant valleys. | Thursday we took the most amazing 5 1/2 hour Catamaran Dinner Cruise...........
61: Do you see the Owl ?
63: The Na Pali Coastline
66: Gorgeous Sunset on our Dinner Cruise
68: Friday we toured Koloa Rum Co. & experienced The Kalamaku Luau...
69: Koloa | Rum | Co. | Rum Tasting & “Mai Tais”
70: Luau Kalamaku ~ An amazing experience!
72: Luau Kalamaku expresses the amazing and uncommon stories of Polynesian migration to Hawaii through a new musical form... the theatrical luau. Kalamaku, child of the new land, carries a fiery torch of one family's future. Celebrate through story and song the primal rhythm of Kauai. Explore the depths of the family's great effort as they seek the courage and vision that will carry them far over the horizon. It is during the time of epic voyages between Hawaii and Tahiti, along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia, that our journey takes place. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. Our theatrical luau culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. In a climactic ending, Pele the fire goddess, her sister Hi'iaka, Lohi'au the prince of Kauai, and the fire-breathing Mo'o dragon women pay homage to Kauai mythology.
75: Bring in the Pig! | Kalua Pork Whole pig wrapped in banana and ti leaves, roasted underground in an imu (Hawaiian earth oven)
77: The Story...
81: Kalamaku Luau | Fire Knife Dancing
82: Opaekaa Falls
83: Authentic Hawaiians fishing... | and riding the waves!
84: Nawiliwili Harbor ~ On Saturday, we spent the afternoon at the harbor watching the ships come and go and enjoying the sites and sounds of The Kauai Channel.... | Ninini Point Lighthouse
85: Leaving Kauai, Hawaii was very sad....neither of us really wanted to leave ~ but we know that we will be back again soon.....