Hawaii august 2015
Flew from Charlotte to Honolulu via Chicago, good flight! Upgraded to first class. Surprise for Birthdays !
The next morning we woke up in Kauai! Ate breakfast and headed to our rental car for our day adventure!
Kauai has one main road that goes around the island except for the The Nā Pali Coast. It is accessible only by air or boat. It's the scene that the plane flew over in the TV show Fantasy Island.
When we left Kauai our boat sailed around the Na Pali Coast, but the weather was not cooperative to see it's beauty
Headed toward Princeville. Cloudy day
Kilauea Lighthouse GORGEOUS !
Headed South toward Waimea Canyon
(Grand Canyon of the South)
Coffee Fields Start of an Adventure
Real Deal, Hawaiian Ice
Wanted to save 25 miles to see Blow Hole at Spouting Horn Park GPS took us on dirt road through the coffee plantation!
Roads looked pretty good at first
Wild Pigs wandering in the coffee plants
Roads got worse
Google Satellite View
Coffee Fields along coast
Glad it's a rental!!!
All of a sudden we were beside a Sea Side Golf Course!
But, Oh no! A locked gate. We can't go back! So Dale took off the hinges!😳
We finally made it!
Not a normal day for this cruise. Due to the hurricane the iteneriary changed. Sailed npby the Na Pali Coast on to the Big Island. God even showed us a rainbow!
We dodging the storm. Updates in lobby all the time
Thought that was funny!
Rainbow Falls Hilo Hawaii
Apple Bananas they are so sweet
Rambutan, also known as Lychee or “Longan” (translating to “Dragon Eye“) this sweet fruit comes in many shapes and colors. The most recognizable are round, covered in soft hair-like spikes and bright scarlet. While seemingly uninviting, the inside offers a sweet and subtle white flesh, reminiscent of grapes.
Helicopter over Active Volcano
Missy Peggy and Leah
Headed to Haleakala or the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by another volcano, Mauna Kahalawai, also referred to as the West Maui Mountains.
The tallest peak of Haleakala ("house of the sun"), at 10,023 feet From the summit one looks down into a massive depression some 7 mi across 2 mi wide.
Missy took us to the Hotel she works at. Pretty amazing!
Really a moving place no trip to Hawaii should miss this
USS Missouri Be sure to go on this and explore the history
you can see USS Arizona under the water with oil still leaking out!
see the oil in the water leaking after 75 years!
Pearl Harbor Survivor
Checked into our VRBO apt for 3 days at the NW end of the island. Found out that most dwellings in Hawaii do not have AC!! Miserably hot. Missy said it was because the hurricane sucked all the trade winds away. We were about a mile from the ocean. Nice place, but HOT
Dole Pineapple Plantation Its beautiful, but touristy. Have to ride train and still didn't see pineapple fields
Fun on the Pineapple Train with not pineapples!
Snail on a plant he was huge
Best Part of the Dole Plantation was the pineapple frozen treats