Need to get away? Come with me for a walk in Waimea Valley!
Tucked away on Oahu’s North Shore, across from Waimea Bay,
you’ll find Waimea Valley, a valley deeply rooted in Hawaiian history, and Oahu’s last intact ahupua’a, a traditional Hawaiian land parcel extending from the mountains to the ocean.
It’s 80 degrees as we enter the gardens, home to 5,000 unique plants from Hawaii and around the world.
Close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin.
Listen to the flowing stream.
Rest awhile under the trees
then follow the paths beneath them
absorbing the beauty and color of the flowers around you.
Walk slowly, stopping to enjoy the unexpected,
until you arrive at the falls
and plunge into its cool waters.
Do you feel better, now?