6.28.2013

to the waterfall.

this past weekend, we headed north to waimea valley.
it's been years since my last visit to waimea valley, so this was all new to me. upon entering the grounds, you experience a lush botanical garden with a pathway that leads to the waterfall. i wanted to introduce mini-he to hiking, and this short (3/4 mile each way), paved, and relatively level hike was a nice start. they do offer cart rides, which was my backup plan in case he got tired and fussy, but we didn't need it. there was so much to see while enjoying the company of our friends.

come on, i'll show you what we saw and heard!


see the stream.
hear the stream.
see the waterfall.
hear the waterfall.
stopped for ono pops, shave ice, and fresh coconut water on the way down. this kula strawberry and maui goat cheese ono pop was so. good.
later, when i got home, i cracked open the coconut and
scooped out the meat!
ended the day with a late lunch...
li hing mui margaritas + enchiladas.
(last photo by mini-he)

have a great weekend!

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last weekend to enter - ends 6/30

34 comments:

  1. This is a perfect day. That coconut looks so refreshing.

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  2. wow so beautiful! I went there with the hubby and got eaten alive by mosquitos :) yum that coconut looks soooo delish!

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    1. i totally got bitten, and i couldn't find my repellent...of all days!

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  3. Beautiful photos! And the videos made me feel like I was there.

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  4. Nothing can be quite as refreshing as a coconut drink!

    Fabulous photos, BTW!

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  5. I really loved seeing some of these pictures on Instagram. This is so beautiful! You're making me want to go back to Hawaii :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  6. Wow - just breathtakingly beautiful. HAven't been to Hawaii in many, many years - would love to visit again!

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  7. what beautiful scenery! Would love to see it.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love the photos. You truly do live in paradise! I'm hoping one day to get to Hawaii!

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  9. Beautiful pictures. Would love to have been there or get to go there. Looks as if you all had a very nice time.

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  10. that great place wish had the cocnut

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  11. It sounds like you had fun! I love how pretty and green everything is.

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  12. That looks like magic filled day of adventure,glad you enjoyed it.

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  13. What a wonderful day you had! I like you used all the coconut :)
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  14. That looks like a wonderful way to spend a day. The waterfall is so beautiful.

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  15. Such gorgeous scenery! thanks for sharing, looks like a lovely trip!

    -Tara x

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  16. Great place to take the kids. I like how you sneak in these fun, family stuff between style posts. Shows you're more than just a fashion blogger.

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  17. Gorgeous pictures!!! Looks like it was fantastic day!! Love your Gucci bag!!

    Best, Mree
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  18. Wow - what an amazing way to spend the day! Looks like so much fun and there is something so calming about listening to a waterfall!

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  19. Wow, fantastic pics!! it must have been amazing there!!

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  20. This looks wonderful. I love the vegetation and can almost feel the smell.
    How nice that you got a hike on this beautiful place I am sure your lungs are feeling grateful with you right now.
    I believe that kids should be introduce to this kind of good healthy habits in a fun and nice way like you are doing it.
    Hope you have a happy week.
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  21. Wow, gorgeous pics !
    paradise !


    Kisses

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  22. That place looks pretty cool. Isn't fresh real coconut the best??!! I despite the meat.. but love the juice!

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  23. It is absolutely gorgeous Becks! I love the streams and waterfalls. It's so peaceful and relaxing to listen to and see. What a wonderful experience for your son.

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  24. Fresh coconut! That must have been delish!

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  25. this is on my bucket list for the summer!! looks like you guys had so much fun!!

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  26. I've been here! It's absolutely gorgeous! My husband proposed to me in Haliewa!

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