As I was redoing the banner for my blog this morning I had the extreme pleasure of looking back at the pictures we took when we were in Hawai'i. This picture was taken on Kaua'i at Kipu Ranch. We took a private atv tour of the ranch. This was our second time on the ranch and by far our favorite tour yet. This time I had my own vehicle and for the first part of the tour my son rode with me. After our lunch break we switched and my daughter rode with me. Our tour guide was Troy. He was also one of our guides the first time. This time we did a private tour so we just needed one guide so we requested Troy. He is quite knowledgable of not just Kipu Ranch but the entire island of Kaua'i having grown up there. If you ever have the pleasure of going to Kaua'i I highly recommend Kipu Ranch and please do yourself the favor of requesting Troy for your guide. You will forever be grateful that you did. I loved hearing about all the flora and fauna and some of the many legends that surround this incredible island. Troy took us up to a lookout point near the top of the mountain that is behind us in this photo. At that very point is where I took the picture that is now my banner. It is called Kipu Kai. The word kai means water or ocean so it means we were on the water or ocean side of Kipu Ranch. Troy told us that only about 2% of the natives that live on Kaua'i have ever been to that lookout point. One doesn't need to know that statistic to make the view anymore magnificent than it already is. I could have camped out in that spot for the rest of the day. We had some incredible experiences while we were in Kaua'i; being the recipients of a few random acts of kindness by some of the islanders. It felt as if we had stepped out of time and my husband and I knew we were in the midst of making these incredible memories that would stay in our hearts and minds forever. Having that realization of the experience while we were in the experience was a gift in itself. Does that make sense? I will surely be sharing some more pictures and stories with you in the future. I am going to make a separate photo album of my Hawai'i pictures so you can just click and view whenever you want. Thanks so much for checking in. I hope you have a sensational Sunday!