Today we drove all the way around Kauai (until the road ended) to see the Waimea Canyon and the Ocean View from the Pu'u o Kila Lookout. I took about a gazillion photos--it's pretty unbelievable that such a huge canyon exists on what is really a pretty small island. It feels very cliche to even write about how beautiful this Island looks, but there isn't any way around it--the lush greenery, the crazy red canyon, the blue, blue ocean.
Eventually, I'll get more of the photos together, but in the spirit of knitting blogs, here's one of Mom holding the 2nd House Sock at the Pu'u o Kila Lookout. It's really tough to see where the ocean ends and the sky begins, the view is amazing.
Due to an unfortunate foot sprain about a week ago (Mom, not me), we're not doing a ton of walking / hiking on this trip--it's a lot of drive, get out & see what's around or shop, get back in the car and drive some more. Although in theory I'd love to do some more outdoorsy stuff, it's really too sunny and hot for my pasty Northwest skin to be outside all the time. I'm much happier in the shade. Now that we've seen the big nature-y sights, though, tomorrow will probably involve some beach walking / pool sitting time . . . at least until we go to the inevitable Luau! I have a feeling that it's going to feel very Brady Bunch, but the lure of roast pig is too much for me to resist.