A Hike to Waimea Falls

The best thing to do when you've either procrastinated or just been away for a long time is to dive in! That's what we did this past weekend. I use "we" loosely, it really was they who dove in to the falls in Waimea Valley.

The day started with a short hike at the bottom of the valley. It was easy enough for the kids to walk up the 30 or so minute hike up the paved walkway through the forest. We stopped at random spots to take in the new sites and smells. 

Tadaa! We're hiking up the valley! 

Waimea in Hawaiian means "reddish" but as you can see the water is clear and a beautiful emerald green. The waters do turn reddish at certain times of the year. Luckily, we visited at the right time on our first visit.
Tadaa...We made it to the falls!

The day valley was peaceful and serene but by the end of the hike the older siblings were pooped, bothered and bickered all the way home. Oh, the joy of traveling with young kids. So, much for a quiet ride home. I guess we'll have to hike longer next time. 

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