Kaua'i is known as the garden island and for good reason. It truly is a gardener's paradise. It has one of those climates and soil richness that you put it in the ground and it will grow. Lush is the word that best describes Kaua'i.
Our flight with Hawaiian Air was really nice. I would fly with them again. It took about 5 hours to get to the Oahu and then we caught our next flight in less than an hour to get to Kaua'i.
We landed and were quickly bused to our car rental and the first thing we noticed is there were roosters everywhere!
The chickens and roosters are all over the island and were actually brought over by the original Polynesian settlers and have since bred with European chickens and that is what is around the island today. Each morning you will hear a few roosters welcoming the new day's sun.
We stayed at one of the plantations that are found on the island. Ours is called Kiahuna Plantation in the southern part of the island, about a 35 minute car ride from the airport.
It has multiple buildings and various types of apartments. There were about 30 guests to the wedding and all of them were staying at the plantation. We had a 2 bedroom plantation that was two floors and had a balcony on the second floor and a patio on the ground floor. We looked out onto a massive tree and it kept our place relatively cool.
1778 -- James Cook arrived at the shores of Kaua'i
1810 -- The Kingdom of Hawai'i was established under the rule of Kamehameha the Great, which included the island of Kaua'i after three battles, the third had Kaua'i surrender before any bloodshed
1820 -- The first mission house in Wiamea was built
Early 19th century -- Economic evolution surged due to the sugar and pineapple industries
1893 -- The Kingdom of Hawai'i was overthrown
1920s -- The tourism industry in Kauai was born
1959 -- Hawaii, along with Kauai, became the 50th state of the United States of America
We kept driving and driving because we just couldn't get enough of the beautiful canyon and we thought we were seeing the most beautiful scenery in the world, until we came upon this!
|Charles and Sherrie giving vows|
|Charles and Sherrie|
|The wedding cake|