Day 12 – Celebrating!

Today we celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary. Where is the best place for us to start the celebration? O the Kalalau Trail, of course.


We hit the trail at 6:40 a.m. and parking today, as opposed to July 4th,  was available.

After the .25 mile marker the rains started and stopped for the remainder of the hike.

But rain means rainbows and at our turn around spot, a rainbow appeared, making it for the perfect photo op for our 27th wedding anniversary!

We didn’t make it to the beach today, our nephew is new to hiking and the slippery rocks were causing some concern for his feet.  Always better to be safe on the trail, so we turned around and headed back.  Not to worry, Mike and I still have time left on the island, so we will return!

Once home it was time for a proper breakfast of papaya boats, toast and coffee.


Our next adventure out was to the Kilauea Wildlife Refuge to check out the birds.

Following this we had a little gift shopping to do and grocery shopping.  We did make a quick stop at Hanalei Dolphin to pick up some Opa for dinner. After all of this we were famished and it was time for a celebratory anniversary lunch from SushiGirl Kauai. I had their special and Mike ordered the Spicy T Maki Roll and we shared a side of  Seaweed Salad.  I hate seaweed back home, but here, I devoured it.

All this hiking, shopping and eating zapped my energy, so off to napland I headed. After a nap, some writing, and reading, dinner was created. Simple fish with rice and a side of asparagus.


As per the routine, after dinner it was time for the night-time show of the sunset.  Tonight our celebration of our anniversary ended with a green flash! Sadly we didn’t capture it on film, but it was there!


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