Waimea Canyon, Why-Not-You-A Canyon?

We were told to drive up into Waimea Canyon early before the clouds set in. We were also told to drive up into Waimea Canyon at or after noon, after the clouds burn off. We decided to ignore the advice and spend the morning driving up and sightseeing waiting for our room to be ready. What an amazing place!

We are taking “selfies across Hawaii” and added to our collection here.

Speaking to a park ranger I commented how much Waimea Canyon reminded me of the Utah National parks. Absolutely breathtaking, but unlike Utah, this canyon was alive and verdant, thanks to the inordinate amount of rain it receives. Here is a sampling. I edited out about 1032 pictures.

We also stopped at the Kauai Coffee farm on our return trip. We toured a coffee farm when we were on the Big Island earlier this year and only toured and tasted the cafe and gift shop. You needed reservations for the full farm tour. Who knew? We did learn this farm grows 50% of all Hawaii’s coffee. They also had a small museum with an old roaster and some grinders. Interesting, but not worth stopping. The coffee was ok, but again, not worth your time.

Tomorrow we have a cruise down the Fern Grotto and lunch back at Coconuts in Kapa’a. When you are in Lihu’e, Coconuts is THE place to go for the best fish lunch or dinner you will find in Hawaii.

Stay tuned!