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Today we had quite the adventure. We woke up early and ventured back to the car rental place. It was there that we picked up our cobalt blue Mustang. Alec was very excited. We arrived early to avoid the cue. Super glad we did because the lines in this place bank up very quick. We were on our way by 8am. We headed North East on the Likelike Hwy (63). Took Alec a little while to get used to the car but after we were out of the city ...
Before you ask….no, I still haven’t received my luggage. Haha. But apparently, there was a mix-up in the description of the suitcase. Shocking! Seriously, how does one screw up *looking for 28’’ black Samboro suitcase*? Turns out the number *28* is a code ‘they’ use for describing luggage and that was inadvertently used to describe my suitcase. So the lost luggage crew was looking for a big ...
We got up early and charged through the town of Waimea and in to Waimea Canyon State Park. The Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Kauai (like the other Hawaiian Islands) was formed by volcanoes rising up from the ocean floor. The canyon was created when part of the island collapsed creating the depression which is over 3,000 feet deep in places.
We drove up to the top, took some pictures, and did a short hike on the Pihea Trail ...
... reminded me of what Ireland would look like (even though I've never been to Ireland.) On a side note, I went to the last gas station on the highway and got to pay $4.59 a gallon for gas. I'll never ***** about paying for gas on the mainland again.
The way to Polihale is an adventure in itself, as the final 7 miles or so were on a really beat up dirt road. However once we got there, we didn't stay long. There was plenty of ...
... Anyone that comes to Kauai should definitely attempt at least the opening section of this trail. Don't let the whole 'danger" thing scared you either. For me, this trail wasn't anywhere near as scary as some of the trails I did out west. Of course, I we didn't go to "Crawler's Ridge," which many say is the sketchiest part of the trail. Check out for yourself this Youtube video:
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