Kauai – part 1

Aloha!!!! Abe and I are currently taking a much-needed escape in Kauai, Hawaii. It’s our first time here. We’re never going home. First on the agenda – BEACH BEACH BEACH.Hanalei BeachHanalei Beach Pier in Kauai, Hawaii

We drove an hour and a half up to Hanalei Beach (above), and hiked out to Queens Bath (below). The hike out to the latter is very slippery and muddy with some weird wobbly parts – make sure to pack some sturdy shoes that you don’t mind mucking up.

Queens Bath Kauai, Hawaii

It was a little rainy today so we put on some more layers and headed to the Kauai Plantation Railway. This 45-minute train ride was so much freaking fun. Tons of fruit trees.

Also, we got to feed bread to baby pigs. I’m still freaking out.

Kauai Plantation Railway Pigs

We drove through a lot of cute little towns, but our favorite was Hanapepe, home of Lilo and Stitch.

Lilo and Stitch Hanapepe, Kauai

There’s also the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge…

Hanapepe Bridge Kauai, Hawaii

…and Talk Story Bookstore, the country’s western-most independent bookstore.

Talk Story Bookstore Kauai

The sun came out just in time for us to check out Waimea Canyon State Park. Jaws dropped. It reminded me a lot of The Grand Canyon, where Abe and I were engaged almost 15 years ago.

Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii

Kauai Part 2, Part 3, and check out the highlights on my Instagram Stories.