My wife and I spent 10 days in Hawai'i in July 2006, splitting time on Kaua'i Island, and later, the Big Island of Hawai'i. Beth had lived on Hawaii (O'ahu) in the early 1980s when her dad was commander of the Schofield Barracks Military Reservation, and she had returned a few times on business, including leading some tours on Maui. I had been on Hawai'i just briefly in 1985, staying two days on Waikiki in Honolulu as a lay-over while returning from Sydney, Australia back to the mainland. However, for both of us this would be the first time in many years we had returned to the island chain.

We knew Hawai'i would be beautiful based on all the photos and movies we've seen over the years, but even so, the amazing natural beauty of the island is astounding, on scales too big to be described or caught on photography. I was blown away, and I have never in my life seen so much variety and natural beauty all in one place. We barely scratched the surface on our 10 days; we would need 50 years just to get our fill of the hikes and sights to be found in Hawai'i.

In July 2013, we returned to vsiti Maui and take in as many sights as we could on this amazing island. We drove virtually every numbered highway, up to Haleakala twice, out to Hana, up to the north coast, down to Kihei, hither and yon, to and fro. We had warm, humid weather but it was wonderful, a beautiful, spiritual place. We had an amazing time and yes, we will go back!


Nounou Mountain
Kauai

July 2, 2006

Na Pali Coast
Kauai

July 4, 2006

Waimea & Polihale
Kauai

July 4, 2006

Mauna Kea
Hawaii

July 6, 2006

Kohala & Kilauea
Hawaii

July 8, 2006
 

Kilauea Lava Flow
Hawaii

July 8, 2006

Haleakala
Maui

July 18 & 19, 2013

All over Maui

July 18-24, 2013

Lanilili
Maui

July 22, 2013

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