Tag Archives: Kauai

The Day We Rented a Red Truck

One day when we were on Kauai, we got up earlier than the rest of the group and ended up off on our own. We left the ship and asked the first car rental place if they had any available vehicles. And they did! She only had a red pick up truck, but told us that was actually going to work out in our favor. The folks at Enterprise told us where to drive to get to a fantastic view of Opaekaa Falls on the way to hitting the park where the Jurrasic Park movies were filmed.

Opaeka'a Falls
Opaeka'a Falls Kauai Hawaii

There’s actually some pretty fun four wheeling going on back in that park. Once you get far into the woods where the jungle canopy covers the sun and all you can see are small shards of blue sky throughout the huge vines and leaves. It’s like another place or another time. I look ahead of us on the road and all I see it rushing water with cars parked on the other side. “Looks like you have to drive through it,” I said to Jake and away we went.

4 Wheeling Over the River Kuaui Jurrasic Park Style
Kauai Jurrasic Park Style: 4 Wheeling Over the River!

I’ve never been around so many strange looking plants. Trees with flowers from top to bottom, orange, fushia, red and yellow. Tree trunks that skins follow the colors of the rainbow under strange looking wounded brownish colored bark.

Rainbow Eucalyptus
Rainbow Eucalyptus
Beautiful Kauai
Beautiful Kauai