Today is New Year's eve and our last day in paradise. I find it fitting to end a year and an amazing trip all on the same day. Today is also the last day of my 2011 365 challenge. I made it to 339 days of photos which I think is pretty darn good, especially since I started in mid-January. So we said goodbye to our beautiful beach (I cried) and traveled all over the island today waiting for our 9:40 p.m. flight back home. We saw a lighthouse, whales (from a distance), the spouting horn, and the sunset in Kauai. Our red-eye home was fine and as we drove home on the freeway we saw the sunrise on a new year.
|Sunrise over Hanalei Bay on New Year's Eve.|
|My artistic attempt to bottle the magic of this place.|
|The brothers together one last time on the Hanalei porch.|
|The girls at the lighthouse.|
|Our New Year's Eve toast before heading to the airport.|
|The girls at sunset on New Year's Eve|