Mr. L and I just went on a little vacation -- to Kauai. We had never been, so we were really curious about it. It is beautiful. There are many jagged, green, mountains, so the views are dramatic. We stayed in Princeville, but spent considerable time in Hanalei. We had a wonderful time seeing friends.
Aside from the dramatic scenery, I really got a kick out of the chickens. Yes, the chickens. Kauai has chickens everywhere -- and I mean everywhere, from the streets, to the resorts (no matter how fancy), the hiking trails, subdivisions . . . you get the picture. Years ago, my dad told me how a rooster had stolen a sandwich he had set down while golfing. He wasn't exaggerating, I could see.
One of my favorite stops was at Kauai Nut Roasters. Not only can you sample everything, but the service was friendly and the products fantastic. I took these back to Hilo as gifts and they were very well-received.
Favorite restaurant? Hands down, The Dolphin, for scenery, food, and service.
Here are some of my favorite photos.