For the second portion of our trip, we took a short flight from Kona to Lihue on the island of Kauai. Known as the Garden Island, Kauai is the 4th most visited of the Hawaiian Islands, behind Oahu, Maui and Hawaii. However, you could say it “punches above its weight” when it comes to natural beauty and dramatic landscapes.
Following the passing of Umeno Morita, Valerie’s Mom, the family began making plans for a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, Umeno’s birthplace, to scatter her ashes. That trip began on June 4, 2022, approximately one year after her passing. We flew into Kona, HI, and stayed in Fairway Villas by Outrigger in Waikoloa.
Here are a few more photos of some of our favorite places. Photography by Valerie.
Cliffs of Moher: County Clare, Ireland, March 2015. (For scale, notice the structure on top of the far cliff and the little people at the upper right.) Continue reading
Once again, here are photos of some of our favorite places. Photography by Valerie.
Niagara Falls State Park: Niagara Falls, New York, June 2016. Continue reading