We spent a lot of time driving around the island in Kauai and exploring. The first place we visited was the Kilauea Lighthouse.
Which happens to also be a bird sanctuary. I had a lot of fun seeing the birdies.
While we were on that side of the island we visited secret beach and the lava pools.
Kauai was super green. Every where you looked it was bright green and oh so lovely.
I think that my favorite thing that we did was our trip to Waimea Canyon.
We also got to see it from the other side on our Na Pali sunset dinner cruise with Captain Andy's.
I highly recommend it if you get the chance. Great food and awesome views.
We even stopped to see a pod of spinner dolphins. I tired to get better pictures, but those little guys are super fast.
The final thing we did in Kauai was a Wailua River Kayaking and Hiking Tour.
I found out I am not a Kayaking type girl... all I could think of was how I did not want the kayak to flip over and me end up in the river. That was especially an issue after my husband flipped me out as he was trying to get in... It was shallow water then, but still I was panicked the whole way back and my arms were so tried I wasn't sure I could even swim if it did flip over. At least that is what was going through my mind.
I do have to say though the water fall was amazing that the kayak/hike tour took us too. We even got to swim in its pool and go under the waterfall.