Respite

I just got back from five beautiful days on Kauai with my dearest friend. 

Kalalau trail on the Napali coast

Kalalau trail on the Napali coast

One of my oldest friends (we were pen-pals when we were 13!) and her husband and friends have a house on Kauai that they open up to host people in ministry to come vacation on the island. I brought Jessica with me for a little R&R in paradise. 

Rebecca and Lindsey, our incredibly generous hosts  

Rebecca and Lindsey, our incredibly generous hosts  

We had an amazing time, lots of hiking and swimming and talking. 

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Beautiful places and good friends are food for the soul. 

Chasing waterfalls.  

Chasing waterfalls.  

This photo is barely edited! Those colors are real!  

This photo is barely edited! Those colors are real!  

Jess graciously obliged all my requests for pictures. 

No place I'd rather be...except Navotas. ;) 

No place I'd rather be...except Navotas. ;) 

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Waimea Canyon State Park is fantastic. The views, the colors, that waterfall in the corner. 

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We met this homeless local on Glass Beach. He wanted to sell us some weed. He was so sweet. Reminded both Jess and I of being in the Philippines. 

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We stayed in the mountains. Gorgeous green views.  

We stayed in the mountains. Gorgeous green views.  

Beach destination along the Kalalau trail

Beach destination along the Kalalau trail

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Thank you so much, Lindsey, for showing us your island!

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My favorite part of the trip is hiking to these epic waterfalls. I made sure to try out the water at each one. 

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Til next time, Hawaii!

Napali coast view

Napali coast view