We’re back on the mainland and reminiscing on our fun trip. Here are our highlights, part dos:
We flew to the island of Kauai, known as the “Garden Island.” We walked through the small town called Koloa, where we enjoyed seeing chickens walking through the cutesy shops; and then ended the evening by gathering with other hotel guests to watch the sunset.
Waimea Canyon: We drove through the beautiful Waimea Canyon, which is said to be the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. We didn’t have time to hike, but we got to see it from some great lookout points!
Ziplining: We loved experiencing Kauai while dangling from a rope and harness, swinging through the trees.
New Year’s Eve: They joke that people on Kauai are in bed by 9 p.m., and New Year’s Eve was no exception on this “Kauai-et” island. But we were still able to see some fireworks on a nearby beach after enjoying a lovely dinner.
Helicopter tour: There’s no better way to see Kauai’s beautiful terrain than from above, so we went on a helicopter tour.
But not just any helicopter tour — this one allowed us to land at the site of the famous waterfall from “Jurassic Park.”
When I wasn’t closing my eyes out of shear fear and vertigo, I got to see great views like this:
We checked into our last hotel of the trip, where we got to see this view from our window:
So for two days, we relaxed at the beach, just us and our beloved “cock-a-doodle-doo”-ing alarm clocks:
We had brunch in the town of Kapaa and then finished our trip with a (slightly bumpy) boat ride to the Na Pali coast of the island.
We saw the cutest little dolphins, the size of small puppies.
The end of our honeymoon and the beginning of a wonderful life of “How may I help you, Mr. and Mrs. Goldfarb?” Those of you at home, thanks for following along.