Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 6 in Paradise

Today we spent the day sightseeing and drove up to the Iao Valley to see the Iao Needle. For the first time on this island, we felt a little bit cold. We didn't expect the weather to be 71 degrees. Not that this temperature is cold, but when you just came from a temperature of 80 degrees, just down the rode, it was noticeably cold. The views were spectacular and it reminded Katie of the movie Jerassic Park. She couldn't get over how beautiful it was.

After our drive to the Iao Valley, we drove to the upcountry and had lunch at the "Hali'imaile" General Store. It is pronounced "Halee-ee-ma-ee-lee." We first learned about this restaurant from the "Food Network" Channel. Rachel Ray, Emeril and Giada have all been here. We shared a piece of their award winning "Pineapple Upside Down Cake" for dessert.

In the Upcountry is a winery that not only has wine made out of grapes but also pineapple. It is so beautiful up here and there is a gorgeous view of the ocean below.
There are some beautiful birds on the island and I am so happy to have captured a picture of this little guy.


Kathi C. said...

I've loved seeing your photos, Lori! TFS.

Giffysk8s said...

Nice photo of the young'uns!

Sharli said...

And I thought your photos earlier this week were beautiful - these are just spectacular!!!

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