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Kauai Waikanoloa Wet Cave Rocks!Kauai Waikanoloa Wet Cave Rocks!

Kauai Waikanoloa Wet Cave Rocks! : Kauai Waikanoloa Wet Cave Rocks! I would have stayed there forever to take more pictures, but we had to go and take more pictures on the Na Pali Coast Trail! DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance SignWDW - Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance Sign

WDW – Hollywood Studios – Toy Story Midway Mania Entrance Sign : This attraction was one Mama D's favorite even though I kicked her butt on the ride! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW – Animal Kingdom – View of Expedition Everest from bridgeWDW - Animal Kingdom - View of Expedition Everest from bridge

WDW – Animal Kingdom – View of Expedition Everest from bridge : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Windmills, Kama'oa Wind Farm, on HawaiiWindmills, Kama'oa Wind Farm, on Hawaii

Windmills, Kama'oa Wind Farm, on Hawaii : As we drove towards South Point we passed the ghostly remains of the Kama'oa Wind Farm; we were not sure if the wind farm had been abandoned…the wind was blowing but many of the windmills were missing fan-blades and some were not turning and if we had been closer I'm sure we would ...

WDW 2011 – View from the trail to East Bus DepotWDW 2011 - View from the trail to East Bus Depot

WDW 2011 – View from the trail to East Bus Depot : This is was what I saw when I turned to look back at our resort building, Magnolia Terrace, while walking to the bus depot. Even though it was raining, it was nice to see ferns and lots of bright green colors everywhere. Everything looked so shiny and polished! More ...

Halamaumau Volcano SeismographHalamaumau Volcano Seismograph

Halamaumau Volcano Seismograph : In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the Jagger Museum there is, among the other incredible histroical and geological displays on the workings of the island's tectonic family, an entire bank of seismic meters…an incredible grouping of seismographs that measure the rumblings of Pele and her servants. This old-school pen and ink technology really grabbed everyones attention ...

Red BirdRed Bird

Red Bird : Our hotel room in Waikiki was witness to the sounds of unusual birds calling from the trees below and small red birds who landed near our balcony as we ate our sweet breads in the morning. Much like our sparrows and chickadees back home these red birds were not afraid of us and danced at our feet ...

DD & The GatorDD & The Gator

DD & The Gator : The adrenaline was really flowing as we hiked the path through Everglades National Park in Florida and encountered some huge alligators! They seemed to mainly be ignoring us but once and a while they would open up their huge jaws to let us know that we could easily fit in their mouths! DAMI More Florida pictures ...

Saddle Road FlowerSaddle Road Flower

Saddle Road Flower : After our stay in Volcano Village, we took Saddle Road to Mauna Kea and we stopped on the way to take a closer look at those flowers. There are several different climate zones on the way up to the 14 000 feet mountain. These flowers were very pretty against the dark lava. DD More Hawaii pictures in ...

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Crowned Crane PosterWDW - Animal Kingdom - Kilimanjaro Safari - Crowned Crane Poster

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Kilimanjaro Safari – Crowned Crane Poster : They have so many things to look at while you wait. There's real crowned cranes and ones on posters. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Ladies and Flowers at France PavillionWalt Disney World - Epcot - Ladies and Flowers at France Pavillion

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Ladies and Flowers at France Pavillion : These women dressed in "Vieux Rose" dresses were originally French maybe from the Romantic Era? People who work in each Country's Pavillion are all originally from the Country they represent and speak their language. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Pele – Hawaiian Volcano GoddessPele - Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

Pele – Hawaiian Volcano Goddess : This painting of Pele, at the Jagger Museum in Volcano Park, made us stop in our tracks. It is a large painting and the red colors and hypnotic stare really captured the moments of histroy we say and tasted in the park as we hiked and watched the volcano in action. The rich history ...

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Morocco Pavillion – Souk-Al-Magreb Gift ShopWalt Disney World - Epcot - Morocco Pavillion - Souk-Al-Magreb Gift Shop

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Morocco Pavillion – Souk-Al-Magreb Gift Shop : On a second visit with Mama D, I bought some Musk insence. I was told it came from India. I told the retail person I wondered if the security at the airport would think it was dynamite! He thought that was funny. More WDW pictures in our Walt ...

Plantation Hale Best WesternPlantation Hale Best Western

Plantation Hale Best Western : The Plantation Hale Best Western at the Coconut Grove was soon re-named the Plantation Hell Worst Western because it was the most aweful place we could have stayed at on Kauai! Even though the reviews on TripAdvisor had said the Plantation Hale was a decent place with good value we found it to be dirty ...

Waimea Canyon SilhouettesWaimea Canyon Silhouettes

Waimea Canyon Silhouettes : It was very windy up there, and nobody stayed too long but you could tell everyone was trying to take one last good look before heading back. Meeting people on the trail made me feel safer. DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Germany Pavillion – DonkeyWalt Disney World - Epcot - Germany Pavillion - Donkey

Walt Disney World – Epcot – Germany Pavillion – Donkey : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

View From DiamondheadView From Diamondhead

View From Diamondhead : After climbing the ancient trail up from the crater floor to the top of Diamonhead we stopped to look out to sea. The grasses were blowing gently in the hot air and the green fields below us drifted down to the blue waters of the shore. We had conquered the fabled and famous Diamondhead and were ...

Kailau Trail RidgeKailau Trail Ridge

Kailau Trail Ridge : We stopped to hike the Kailua Ridge Trail which is on highway 580 heading towards the Keahua Arboretum and it was lusciously fantastic! This picture is of DD hiking ahead of me and the rising trees and deep green colors contrasted with the rich red color of the trail and created a moment that I will ...

Wahine Going to Spouting Horn ParkWahine Going to Spouting Horn Park

Wahine Going to Spouting Horn Park : DD passes the beautiful red Hawaiian flowers that were growing around the Wahine facilities at Spouting Horn Park on Kauai. There were vendors with a sort of permanent flea-market happening in the park and a steady stream of people coming to stand at the observation point and watch and hear the Spouting Horn. ...

A Statue at The China PavillionA Statue at The China Pavillion

A Statue at The China Pavillion : More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Bald Cypress KneesBald Cypress Knees

Bald Cypress Knees : Bald Cypress trees grow in wetland areas including here at Manatee Springs in Florida. We walked along a raised boardwalk and couldn't believe the incredible forest floor around us! The rising Cypress knees looked like incense cones…they seemed to be randomly scattered between the bigger trees. These rising knees actually are like roots that gather oxygen ...

Aerial View of KauaiAerial View of Kauai

Aerial View of Kauai : The short inter-island flight on Hawaiian Airlines takes less than the time it takes to drink a Mai Tai from Honolulu airport. As our plane descended for landing in Kauai we had a spectacular view of the coast of Kauai and the oldest volcanic island of the Hawaiian Islands. A cruise ship can be seen ...

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Voyage of the Little Mermaid PosterWDW 2011 - Hollywood Studios - Voyage of the Little Mermaid Poster

WDW 2011 – Hollywood Studios – Voyage of the Little Mermaid Poster : The show is good if you're sitting in the middle! More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Pollination gardenWDW - Animal Kingdom - Conservation Station - Pollination garden

WDW – Animal Kingdom – Conservation Station – Pollination garden : Gardens like these are very important for bees and hummingbirds. More WDW pictures in our Walt Disney World Photo Gallery More DD & Mama D WDW pictures in our DD & Mama D Walt Disney World Photo Gallery

Hawaiian Airlines MahaloHawaiian Airlines Mahalo

Hawaiian Airlines Mahalo : We were flying First Class from Kauai to The Big Island. I was so tempted to put my feet up! I guess that's why they put the sign! DD More Hawaii pictures in our Hawaii Photo Gallery

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