|Entering the Lyon Arboretum|
|Poison Dart Frog|
|Mom amongst the ruins of long lost ruins|
Our next stop was also deep in the rainforest. We hiked through a secret trail thru a bamboo forest until we came across the ruins of Kamehameha III's summer palace. No matter how many times I come here I am always entranced by the beauty and serenity of this place. It is hard to imagine 10,000 party goers attending a function here while now it sits in ruins, totally hidden from almost everyone.
Our last stop was another rainy one but luckily we had some cover. It was at the Olomana Orchid Nursery. Here we saw many species of orchids, including some of which the owners actually created by hybridizing other species. The flowers were all very beautiful and hearing some of the owner's stories may have been even better. Turns out there is an endemic orchid to Hawaii, but it only lives in one place on Kauai, the location a closely guarded secret by the scientist who study it.