Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sometimes I forget

View from the top
View from the (near) top of the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail

... how lucky I am to live in Hawai'i.  On the days that I work, I leave when it's dark, and get home at bedtime.  And when I'm at work, the only windows I could look out of are the patients' windows.  Very few hours are actually spent admiring this beautiful place.  Finally, I was reminded of why I'm still HERE this past Thursday. 

We had been talking quite a bit about how much we miss going on hikes.  We've always wanted to take Audrey out to one, but wanted her to actually walk it, not be carried through one.  As for strollers, we haven't used one since she was... two?  Anyway, I started looking through some places that she could try out.  Nothing too steep, too muddy, too long, etc.  My sister suggested the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail, somewhere I've never been. (Probably because it's on the opposite side and there are other trails so much nearer.)  So on my day off, we decided to go out and try it.  


Marking the start
Here she is marking the beginning of the hike
It was raining when we drove out.  The sky cleared up as the day went on.
Wouldn't you want to hike here?
We will definitely come back here again.
One of my favorite parts of the hike?  Watching Daddy show his little girl around.
Makapu'u Lighthouse
Makapu'u Lighthouse
She did it!  Walked the whole two miles.  AND she wants to do it again!
Things to see on the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail
And finally some other things to see on the trail: clockwise from left: the lighthouse, looking straight down from the top, cactus flowers galore! 

This has opened up SO MANY possibilities for us.  Looking forward to enjoying more of this island.  Finally!


  1. Beautiful! I love the photo of her with her Daddy's hand on her back. A tender moment, captured forever!

  2. Beautiful shots! You are so lucky to live there!

  3. What a beautiful place to go hiking and how exciting to take your daughter for the first time. I've enjoyed looking through your blog and really appreciate the sweet comment you left on mine. :)