Hawaiian Memories to Conquer Cabin Fever
After months and months of research and preparation, my husband decided to take a trip to Hawaii. We opted to visit the island of Kauai, the 4th largest Hawaiian island, also known as the Garden Isle. After seeing photos posted online we were even more excited to get there!
Because we live in rural Northern Illinois, getting to the airport can prove to be a task all in its own. We had been on the move for four hours before we finally made it to O’Hare. Once the plane took off, we were in for an eight hour flight to Lihue Airport. We arrived at the condo we were staying in at 9:30PM – needless to say, all we wanted to do was get to our room and fall into a nice comfortable bed! And, that is precisely what we did!
The next morning we were greeted by splendid sunlight peeking through the drapes. We had no idea the view that awaited us – but it was glorious indeed!! Honestly, it took my breath away. Of course, we immediately opened up the patio door to hear the wave beating against the beach … it was like heaven on earth!
We spent the next week enjoying the sights and sounds of the island and we quickly learned that if there was inclement weather on one side of the island, we could easily travel to the opposite side and find the sun shining. It really was paradise for me – warm, sunny and beautiful. I will let the following photos tell the story …
The island’s North Shore
Salt Pond Beach
We took a sunset whale watching cruise that was amazing. Whales and spinner dolphins surrounded our boat – and the food was incredible!
I was really excited to take a helicopter tour of the island – it was better than I could have ever imagined. I actually had tears in my eyes when we flew over the Na Pali’ Coast. I just kept thinking that God sure was an awesome artist!!
Opaekaa Falls from the air
Waimea Canyon (The “Grand Canyon” of Hawaii)
But alas, all good things must come to an end, and I have to say I was really bummed when the day came that we had to pack up and leave. Taking a trip to Hawaii isn’t something that we will be able to do again for a long time … but when the winter days are long and I am getting caught up in cabin fever, I am very thankful to be able to look through photos of our awesome trip and smile …