After we returned from Hawaii, we went on a sunset hike near our home in Salt Lake City. The living room, which is above the Red Butte Gardens, is a lovely hike with spectacular views. Once you reach your destination, there are “couches” constructed from slabs of rock. It is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the city.
We recently spent an amazing week on Oahu. This was my first time visiting Hawaii, and it far exceeded my expectations. We swam with turtles and beautiful fish, hiked through bamboo forests, waded through pools at the base of waterfalls, climbed cliffs, and took lots of photographs. I was surprised at how incredible the hiking is on the island. We hiked through tropical storm flossie, which made for beautiful cloudy shots, and took shelter in a World War II bunker with its walls now covered in graffiti and its floor covered in debris. And I was probably most excited to stumble upon an orchid growing in the wild. I grow orchids at home, but to see one growing in the middle of the island was simply beautiful. I cannot wait until our next adventure and to explore more islands!