Kauai, Hawaii – Part 2: Days 4 & 5

a red-crested cardinal, kauai, hawaii

On Days 4 & 5 we did a TON! We checked out Wailua Falls, took a ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway and fed wild pigs, visited the Kilauea Lighthouse & Wildlife Sanctuary where we saw lots of Nene, walked out on Hanalei Bay pier, had lunch in Princeville, and visited Manini-holo dry cave & Waikapale wet cave. Phew!

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Kauai, Hawaii – Part 1: Days 1-3

we saw a monk seal sleeping on poipu beach, kauai, hawaii

I met hubby in 2011 & and married him in 2012. We decided to take a delayed Honeymoon to the Big Island in 2014 and loved Hawaii so much we’ve decided to retire there [someday]. Which meant we needed to check out the other 3 major islands to see which one we liked best 🙂 This year it was Kauai’s turn.

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Southern Germany, Day 4

castle sigmaringen on the danube river in the swabian alps of germany

On our 4th day in Germany, we drove to see the Triberg Waterfalls which are one of the highest waterfalls in Germany. Triberg is in the Black Forest and is famous for it’s handmade cuckoo clocks. I would have loved to buy one but they were super expensive. We also toured Castle Sigmaringen on the Danube River, which was spectacular!

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Southern Germany, Day 3 & a Penny Video!

jim trying to lift carlos - unsuccessfully

OMG we did SO MUCH on our 3rd day in Germany!!! I narrowed down my photos for this day and still had 125! I worked really hard to narrow them down even further to a more reasonable 40 50. We started the day in Nürtingen, then had lunch with our extended German family, then toured Castle Hohenneuffen again, and also an open-air museum.

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Southern Germany, Day 2

an orb floating in a hallway at castle hohenzollern - spooky!

Our 2nd day in Germany began when my German sister & brother-in-law picked us up at 9am with a carafe of fresh coffee for Jim, a carafe of fresh tea for me, and a crinkly bag of things from the bakery – YUM! They did this every morning which was fantastically amazing and SO nice! We spent the day visiting 2 amazing castles – Burg Hohenzollern & Schloss Lichtenstein.

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Southern Germany, Day 1

daniela's stained glass window which was the inspiration for my tattoo

Hubby and I traveled to the Stuttgart area of Germany from 9/30-10/5. We left home 9/29 but didn’t arrive in Germany until the morning of 9/30, which gave us 5 solid days to visit my German sister Daniela & her husband Joachim. They came to visit us this past May and it was amazing to visit them and see the amazing country they live in. I’ve never been to Germany before, and look forward to going back!

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