On Wednesday, August 14, just two days after our Japanese and California families left, Johnny left for Hawaii and our Washington family. Friday, August 23, at 1 a.m., Johnny arrived home from his week in Kauai. Kevin and family, who are staying for another week, filled his time with food and fun: hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and even hula dancing. Johnny took lots of photos so that's what these blog accounts will be: photos with captions.
|Red dirt in Waimea Canyon. It stains your hands and makes a terrific dye. Several years ago, Kevin and Jessica gave Johnny a shirt dyed with red dirt from this area. After much wear and many washings, it still looks the same: like red dirt.|
|Jessica and Ian|
|The many colors of Waimea Canyon|
|Looking north to the ocean beyond|
|Beginning of the Pihea Trail, which they followed to a view point|
|Jessica and Kevin on the trail|
|The trail was scenic and bumpy! Kevin adds: ("Bumpy" is a bit of an understatement. Some of those "bumpy" sections are on a grade steep enough to require climbing up exposed roots like a ladder.)|
|So many colors of green in the jungle.|
|the amazing painted hills|
And so ended, after a beautiful all day hike, Day One of Johnny's Hawaiian adventure.