We stayed just outside Kilauea at a guest house about three miles up from the main road. It was huge, with high ceilings and a wrap around lanai providing mountain and ocean views, the best of both worlds.
By the time we were settled it was after three and we spent the afternoon exploring Kauai's postcard perfect beaches.
The sky was becoming more and more dynamic as the sun went down and we wanted to make it to the end of the road to hike a bit of the Kalalau trail before it got dark.
It was so beautiful. Jeffery snapped this photo of me with my dad's old Pentax.
It was getting dark and we were getting hungry, so we hiked back out and went to dinner at Postcards Cafe, which was lovely.
When we got home the wind started to howl like nothing I have ever heard and there was thunder and lightening for 15 hours. We were safe and warm inside and there was no where else in the world I would have rather been.