Kauai - part 1

Aloha!!!! Abe and I are currently taking a much-needed escape in Kauai, Hawaii. It's our first time here. We're never going home.

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First on the agenda - BEACH BEACH BEACH. We drove an hour and a half up to Hanalei Beach (above), and hiked out to Queens Bath (below). The hike out to the latter is very slippery and muddy with some weird wobbly parts - make sure to pack some sturdy shoes that you don't mind mucking up.

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It was a little rainy today so we put on some more layers and headed to the Kauai Plantation Railway. This 45-minute train ride was so much freaking fun. Tons of fruit trees.

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Also, we got to feed bread to baby pigs. I'm still freaking out.

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We drove through a lot of cute little towns, but our favorite was Hanapepe, home of Lilo and Stitch.

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There's also the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge...

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...and Talk Story Bookstore, the country's western-most independent bookstore.

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The sun came out just in time for us to check out Waimea Canyon State Park. Jaws dropped. It reminded me a lot of The Grand Canyon, where Abe and I were engaged almost 15 years ago.

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