Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving on Kauai

Hello, and Happy Monday! Just wanted to share a few pics of our Thanksgiving trip to Kauai. My hubby was such a great tour guide and gave our daughter's boyfriend a grand tour of his hometown.



This is the famous tree tunnel as you're heading towards Koloa. It was totally destroyed in 1982 after Hurricane Iwa hit Kauai.

The tunnel provides shade during the day, but has a spooky feel at night because there are no lights along the way.


Only in Hawaii can you enjoy shaved ice cones in November

and watch body surfers brave some pretty strong waves.



The lobby of the Princeville Hotel. Check out that awesome chandelier!

Here's Hanalei valley which produces taro that's turned into poi--a Hawaiian staple. Doesn't it look like a lush patchwork quilt?


And lastly, here's a mountain formation of King Kong. See his profile facing to the left? He's not as well known as the Sleeping Giant, but we always look forward to seeing him.

It was a quick trip and visiting family is always fun...but there's no place like home.

Thanks for visiting today. Please stop by tomorrow for a Greeting Farm holiday hop!


20 comments:

  1. thanks for the beautiful photos, Donna! ahhh.... shaved ice in November... mmmm.... hope one day i'll get to experience that by myself! LOVE your pretty post! =)

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! just drooling all over the place here!!! ;)
    xo

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  3. Beautiful Pics donna, sounds like a great weekend. I so hope to get to Hawaii one of these days.
    Kristy x

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  4. So beautiful, Donna - I agree, a green patchwork quilt! Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. Oh, WOW, how gorgeous! Sounds like a wonderfup trip, can't believe how beautiful and green it is there :0)

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  6. Love that you shared these photos, Donna! Hawaii has always been one of my favorite places! I've been there twice, years ago, but have never seen Kauai. Looks awesome! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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  7. Donna thank you so much for sharing your beautiful shots with us. What a gorgeous land!! We are always so busy with life we forget to stop and look around us at all the beauty, so thanks for making me stop and smell the roses so to speak. Love the quirky little card.

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  8. oh MY! You make me want to go to Kauai now!! Gorgeous views and scenery! The shaved ice looks delicious (I miss that from Taiwan)!! Your pretty DD looks so much like you! Thanks for sharing the photos, Donna! Love it!

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  9. Beautiful photos Donna, and with your narrative it's the next best thing to being there! You just had to rub it in that you can still get shaved ice cones....love those, but noticed yours are a lot more generously sized than ours here! And I was happy to spot King Kong right away, very cool! Hopefully some day I'll get to Hawaii!

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  10. Hi Donna! Such a nice pictures. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week :)

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  11. wonderful pictures! so glad you and your family had a fabulous time! its so good to make memories! so happy you received our Christmas card. I love to be the first one =) hope you had a great cyber Monday! I did =)

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  12. fantastic photos, and it still looks warm,. My DD and SIL ( how wonderful it is to type that) are going to Hawaii for their honeymoon starting Xmas Eve....

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  13. wow Donna thanks for sharing the wonderful photos...your girl really look like you..yes I really see the King kong facing to the left by showing it's muscles on both arms..and to me, it's such a perfect relaxing holiday..
    W-a-n-d-e-r-f-u-l!!!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Donna.. thanks for sharing all the sweet pics.. miss you so much.. xoxo, Fika

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  15. it DOES look like king kong! thanks for sharing all the pics!

    there's nothing like eating shaved ice in hawaii....not the same feeling as eating it here!

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  16. Wow... awesome photos, Donna!! So beautiful! I would love to be in Hawaii and have shaved ice with you right now, I think that would be awesome! Hugs!!

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  17. Oooh, you took me back a few years! Some girlfriends and I took a trip to the beautiful island of Kauai and stayed in Poipu. I enjoyed seeing your photos!!

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  18. How wonderful to see your photos! They brought back some really good memories of our 25th anniversary trip to Kauai in 2003. It is one of my favorite places!
    blessings & hugs

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