I just returned from our third family vacation to Hawaii. This trip we stayed at Poipu on the southeast shore of Kauai. A number of movies were filmed on Kauai as well as the 70s TV show Fantasy Island. This is the view of Shipwreck Beach from our hotel.
On our first night we did the traditional luau at Smith's Tropical Paradise on the Wailua River. Colleen and her husband Dennis are on the left, Kelly and her fiance Braun are center and Red and I are on the right.
This is the 100 foot high waterfall that we had to kayak 4 miles up the Wailua River to and then hike another 3 miles to reach it. We were a little skeptical at first but it was definitely worth it!
Dennis, Colleen, Kelly and Braun taking a surfing lesson on Hanalei Bay on the North Shore.
This was on our trail ride at Silver Falls Ranch. We rode in the shadow of the mountain that is the rainiest place on the planet.