The above image was me in Kauai. This is right after we had a really cool helicopter tour of the island.
The ship we were on was the Grand Princess. We left out of San Francisco,CA for a 15 day cruise. We arrived in San Francisco via Amtrak from Seattle. That was like a 23 hour ride. We booked into a roomette and it was fun! The Government shut down prevented us from one of our excursions in Hawai'i. Princess lines got us an alternative fun thing to do and that was the Volcano Tree State Park. That was so much fun.
OMG! Kauai is on my list of places to see! I love that island, and I've never been there! I have 2 very good friends on that island that I don't see nearly enough.
My place everyone should see is the Abandoned Turnpike in Breezewood PA. It is a 13 mile stretch of highway that was abandoned in the 1960's when a bypass with larger tunnels were dug. The parks department bought a chunk and you can hike on it...including two tunnels through the mountain. It sounds silly, but if you like hiking and urban decay it is amazing! It is seriously one of the best days of my life! Even after I accidentally drove us an hour in the wrong direction, so it took 2 extra hours to get there.
I could talk for hours and hours about that half a day hike, but I'll just post a few photos I took instead.
It was so crazy walking around there! You need flashlights in the tunnels, and it is so crazy dark in there! We even found a way to get into the maintenance areas. It's all maintained by the parks department, so it is totally safe.
Di'Va T'uke vestai-Rustadzh - Keeper of the Supghew