Rob and I visited Orchid Alley in downtown Kapa’a on our last day in Hawaii.
The tiny store includes a butterfly garden, but only sells orchids, which seem to grow in an infinite number of shapes and sizes–there was one that even smelled like chocolate.
To honor all mothers everywhere, here are a few of my favorites:
The butterfly garden was filled with Monarchs that flitted around the Hawaiian butterfly paradise.
…Oblivious to the danger lurking in the fish pond below.
There’s a paved path that runs for miles along the seashore and we strolled along, just enjoying the big blue sky and miles of sandy beach.
We watched families play in the waves, but stayed out ourselves. Many areas in Kauai are downright dangerous as the surf powerfully pounds the shore, particularly in the winter. Scores have drowned in a pool that Rob visited on Saturday called Queen’s Bath.
Can you just feel the power of the surf?
Of course, Hawaiian Beach Chickens were on the scene. Here’s a particularly handsome chap:
Before we knew it, the sun was setting and it was time for us to head to the airport.
We’re a quarter of the way around the world…an in 17 hours, we’ll be home (11.5 hours flight time, 5.5 hr layover in LAX). This fact is amazing to me.
Hope to see you another time, Hawaii!