Hanalei Part Two

As we approached Hanalei, the wreckage of the horrific storm is everywhere. There are roads still blocked off and huge trees that blew over onto the beach. Some of the homes are inhabitable. There is a lot of regrowth that’s apparent, as well, which makes me feel hopeful. There is a beautiful mountain that wraps … More Hanalei Part Two

Hanalei- Part One..

Today we’re heading up the southern part of Kauai from Poipu, then driving to the northern part of the island to spend the day at Hanalei beach. The town of Hanalei was hit with severe rain in April of 2018. Fifty inches fell in a twenty-four hour period. This triggered severe flooding and horrific landslides. … More Hanalei- Part One..

Nihau

Today we traveled an hour west up the Na Pali Coast through Kauai to go hiking on the trails in Koke’s State Park. Everyone from Beth to Google says that this park holds some of the most gorgeous trails on earth and since I’m still awestruck as I write this, they were absolutely correct. These … More Nihau

Puka Shells

I spent the entire day in the Hawaiian sunshine searching for tiny shells on the soft tan sand beaches. I’m collecting Puka shells, the tiny white shells that every ‘cool’ person wore in the 1970s. Puka shell anklets, key chains, necklaces and bracelets were everywhere. I remember the bracelet and anklet that I had, but … More Puka Shells

Finally!

It seemed like it took forever, but Sunday is finally here. I wake up before the sunrise laying in a meditative state dreaming about this magical place everyone refers to as paradise-Hawaii. I glance at my alarm clock, discouraged because it’s only 3:30 in the morning. I wish I could sleep just a little longer but … More Finally!

Aloha!

I am so looking forward to my upcoming journey to Hawaii – my friends, the hiking, the food. I imagine what it will be like exploring the forests – ones of bamboo and of dense, lush greenery. And woven through the green will be brilliant splashes of color from flowers or birds. All around me … More Aloha!

Jake Our Buddy

Every morning at 5:00 a.m., I curl up on the couch with a hot mug of coffee, one of my spiritual books and my favorite afghan and I gaze out my front window. Watching nature and enjoying the silence of my home are the two best ways to start my day. At 6:00 a.m., I … More Jake Our Buddy