Since I have been posting about the Waimea area of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai these past few days I thought readers may find this YouTube video of people surfing the Waimea River of interest:

The Waimea River is largely a dammed up lake for most of the year until the winter rains break the sand barrier at the beach and the water flows into the ocean.  These surfers just sped up the process and took advantage of the resulting waves to surf on them.  Pretty cool idea!

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Picture from Ft. Elizabeth on Kauai

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Located right outside of the small town of Waimea on the west shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, is one of the more unusual sites in Hawaiian history.  This site is an old Russian military fortification known as Fort Elizabeth:

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Picture from the Menehune Ditch

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For those with an interest in learning a little more about Hawaiian history while in the Waimea Canyon area on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, an interesting place to check out is the Menehune Ditch.  This ditch is located just a short drive from the village of Waimea up the appropriately named Menehune Road:

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Picture from Waimea, Kauai

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One of the major tourist attractions on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is the stunning Waimea Canyon that is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific“.  You can read about my visit to Waimea Canyon at the below link:

Everyone that visits the canyon has to pass through the small town of Waimea tucked on the island’s West Coast:

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On Walkabout On: Kauai’s Pihea Trail

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Basic Information Name: Pihea Trail Where: Kauai, Hawaii Distance: 3 miles Difficulty: Easy More Information: Hawaii State Park website Narrative One of the things my wife and I had on our itinerary while visiting the Hawaiian Island of Kauai was …

 

On Walkabout At: The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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Basic Information Name: Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Where: Woodland Park, Colorado Price: Adult $11.50, Children $7.50 (more info) Hours: Open 7 days a week except holidays (more info) More Information: RMDRC.com Narrative My kids like watching Dinosaur Train on …

 

Pictures of the Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon Over Colorado

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I woke up at 1:30 AM this morning to go outside and brave the cold weather to observe the Blood Moon that was visible over North and South America last night.  Here is a picture I shot looking up towards …

 

On Walkabout Restaurant Review: Mangia! Mangia!

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Basic Information Name: Mangia! Mangia! Where: Woodland Park, Colorado Type of Restaurant: Italian More Information: Mangia! Mangia! website Narrative Last year I read in the local Gazette newspaper about how celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was bringing his Kitchen Nightmares restaurant …

 

Search Continues for Missing Minnesota Hikers in Colorado

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The search for the two missing father and son hikers from Minnesota has a been a big story here in Colorado.  Yesterday the weather greatly improved which will hopefully help the search: Rescuers were back in the Echo Lake area …

 

On Walkabout At: The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame

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Basic Information What: World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame Where: Colorado Springs, Colorado Fee: Adults $5, Children 6-12 $3, Under 6 is free Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm (Except for major holidays) More Information: World Figure Skating Museum website Narrative …