The Travel Hat: Kauai Botanical Gardens

Our last night in paradise kicked off with a hosted reception at the Kauai Botanical Gardens in Princeville. We missed most of it because I was still recovering from a 7 hour boat ride that ended just hours before. But, we made it just in time to board shuttles to our next destination in the garden.

We drove to the bottom of the hill where we were greeted by a pretty tent and a local, Hawaiian band. We ate – oh, how we ate – some great food. We listed to amazing music, by Taimane Gardner, an electric ukulele player. She was amazing – she even played some of my husband’s favorites – Pink Floyd.

We mixed and mingled with other Starwood folks and then a select few of us closed down the after party. Hey, when we don’t have kids around, we’re known to be a little cooler.




40813_1015Celia and Christy – two of my favorites in Starwood.



Ryan and I, after the sea sickness wore off. Man, that was rough.


After she played one note, we were on our phones downloading her music.


40813_1071More entertainment.

40813_1179The after-party.

40813_1181Yep, we hung out here until it closed. So?