Kristin’s Wedding

When Kasey sent me a deal for $89 round trip tickets from Denver to SLC, I knew I couldn’t pass up the chance to come out for Kristin’s wedding.  And I’m so glad I did.  I had the absolutely best time.  It filled my cup to the brim.  First up was a bowling party the…

Wailua River State Park Kayaking

We headed back to the Wailua River to give kayaking a second try.  Luckily the river had receded enough that it was safe to kayak and to hike today.  Most of the group split off and went to hike Secret Falls.  But there was no way I was convincing my boys to do that hike…

Poipu Beach Park and Allerton Beach

Rusty here again 🙂 Friday morning we walked to delicous acai bows full of peanut butter and granola at Little Fish coffee house. It was amazing. Tara had suggested it the night before and Carlie responded with the most enthusiastic “OK!!!” that I’ve ever heard!   The walk and talk was excellent, lots of talk about…

Kapa’a Bike Trail

Rusty here 🙂 Another day, another sunrise walk on the cliffs by Shipwreck beach.  It never gets old! Today was the day we were going to kayak on the Wailua River, so we all got in the car and drove up to the rental place which was a cool Hawaiian village right on the river but…

Waimea Canyon

One of the best things about Kauai is the variety in the landscape.  There are incredible wet jungles full of green vegetation.  There are baby powder soft brown sand beaches and crisp blue water with white capped waves.  There is the Napali Coast line with its rugged, razor sharp cliffs.  And then there is Waimea…

Hanakapiai Falls and Tunnels Beach

What a day this was!  We woke up about 5:30am to get a 6am start to our day.  All the adults wanted to do the hike but someone had to watch the kids so we split into 2 groups.  A morning group and an afternoon group.  The hike was 8 miles round trip and we…

Cornell Clan in Kauai

Helloha!  That’s Leo’s Hawaiian greeting 🙂 We have been planning this Cornell family vacation for a looooong time.  I can’t believe we’re now looking at it in the rear view mirror.  Our trip started with a crazy trip through airport security.  We went to the skybridge which normally takes less than 10 minutes to zip…