While was saw very little in the way of rain on Oahu, there was quite a bit of intermittent rain on Hawaii. Never enough to ruin the whole day, but we drove through a couple strong showers as we made our way around the island. The rains engorged the rivers and streams and turned the otherwise gentle and picturesque waterfalls into something else.

This is what Rainbow Falls is supposed to look like:

This is what we saw:

Hard to believe it’s the same waterfall.

This is what Pe’epe’e Falls (pronounced peh-eh peh-eh, just so you know) is supposed to look like:

And what we saw through the rain:

All total I took around 1,000 photos. You should be glad I stopped when I did. But frankly, I’m ready to move on.

One thing I forgot to tell you was that we ran into our neighbors at Pearl Harbor. They have a daughter, also named Katie, who is a year older than ours. The girls had been texting each other because the other Katie’s family was staying about a mile down Waikiki Beach and they thought to maybe get together. It just wasn’t going to happen. When we went to Pearl Harbor we were in the very first group and who should also be in the group but the other Katie’s family. They were leaving later that afternoon. What are the odds?

Okay. Moving on…


  1. The Daily "B" on August 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    I actually like the falls that you saw better. Beautiful!What are the odds of meeting a neighbor? funny.I loved all your vacation post and pics! I am ready to head for Hawaii!

  2. Monnik on August 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    gorgeous! i’m so glad you posted pics of your vacation. I’ve loved looking at them.Wow – cool that you ran into your neighbors!

  3. Gretchen on August 6, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Neighbors with another Katie? In Hawaii? Hm…Coinkydink? I think not. :)Great photos, as always. xxxooogretchen

  4. Cheryl Wray on August 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I just love the waterfall pictures you took. They are gorgeous!!

  5. Queen Catherella on August 6, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    I realized that I was turning into a lurker again… ha ha ha.. so I thought I’d post a comment…. Love all the pictures you took… 1000??? wow…. well I guess with sights like these, it’s hard not ot burn through memory on the camera…. I’m so jealous! (o: I’m glad to you see you had good time… you definitely deserved it!

  6. Kris on August 6, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Beautiful Pics!! I am very jealous 🙂

  7. Stacy~ on August 7, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Waaah! I so want to go to Hawaii, and these pictures are amazing. I’m so glad you got to take this trip. I’m sure you have lots of memories to treasure 🙂

  8. Lynilu on August 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    OK, move on! But thanks for sharing your photos. I thoroughly enjoyed them!Fun to meet neighbors like that! As they say …. it’s a small world.

  9. His Girl on August 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

    it amazes me that people can look at scenes like that and still deny the existence of God. ’cause WOW.

  10. Purely Sony on August 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!! I love the sunset ones and the waterfalls, so pretty. I also like the lava ones…actually I loved all your pictures!!I have never been to Hawaii, but looking at your pictures makes me wish I were there right now. 🙂

  11. Zeek on August 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Wow- How marvelous is this place God has given us! no?

  12. Sing4joy on August 8, 2008 at 7:25 am

    I’ve enjoyed this trip to Hawaii with you. And I also am tuckered out from our vacation to paradise. (Still ~ if you get the hankerin’ you could pop one of your 1,000 pictures in here and there)

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