It’s been a few weeks since our return from the island of Kauai but the memories are fresh in my mind as I write this post. Chris and I celebrated his 60th birthday in style and took advantage of clear skies on December 18th with a plane ride to see the island. Makoa was our pilot for Air Ventures Hawaii and did a fabulous job of navigating the skies, getting us out of some choppy air when need be and giving us a little bit of the history of this beautiful island.
Not everyone loves to be in small planes but I find it very intimate and exciting and this was the perfect birthday gift for Chris. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the air. We picked the absolute best day of our visit to do the flight and were rewarded with great views and memories to last a lifetime.
Kauai is known as the Garden Island and these pictures give you a bit of an idea why it is called that. It is so beautifully lush and green due to the vast amount of rainfall each year. It is about 562 square miles and the eastern side where Mount Waiʻaleʻale. is located receives between 460- 500 inches of rain per year. Waimea Canyon (some of the pictures above were taken there) is appropriately referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
This was the absolute best way to start our time on Kauai and I am so glad we were able to do it. Any guesses on whose house that is in that picture? Leave me a guess and Comment for a Cause for Project: Music Heals Us.