From Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist, Rob Fowler:
It was goodbye to the island of Oahu and the city of Honolulu and hello, or Aloha to the Island of Kauai. A short flight from Honolulu to Lihue, Kauai, and we were ready to go. Kauai is known as the Garden Isle for good reason. It’s very plush and green, and certainly a much different look and feel from the busy Honolulu! Our first stop was lunch at a wonderful restaurant in the Kilohana Plantation called Gaylord’s. It was an old home and sugar cane plantation turned into restaurant and shops.
After lunch, we headed along the highway along the southern end of the island, headed for Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The canyon is about 3,000 feet deep, and is breathtaking to say the least. I hope you enjoy the photos included, but as you know, the real thing is so much better. The pictures can’t capture the depth and natural beauty of the canyon itself.
Another cool stop was the Kauai Coffee Plantation, which is the largest coffee plantation in the United States. A majority of Hawaiian coffee consumption comes from this plantation. Our News2 Viewers got a chance to sample 25 different flavors of coffee grown on site.
We then proceeded to our home for the next couple of days and nights, the Kauai Beach Resort. Our first night included a welcome pizza party for us! Of course pineapple pizza was on the menu…along with a complimentary Mai Tai!
Friday, Day 5, is a free day, and we will send back some photos of our first full day on the Island of Kauai tomorrow!