Princeville Ranch Adventures tour was a blast! 5 hours of scenic ATV riding and getting muddy, hiking, crossing streams, riding two ziplines, and jumping into a swimming hole with a double waterfall. Day 2 started at 4:30am, and went into the night. From the adventurous time with awesome tour guides Matt and Seth of Princeville Ranch Adventures, we then headed off to Anini Beach ( click the link to see those pics).
Jack was fretting for at least a month prior to heading out on this adventure. He was nervous to ride the ziplines. It took some encouragement, but he conquered his fear. Although I still couldn't get him talked into to King Kong zipline! Maybe next time ;) William was fearless. He was the first to raise his hand and jump up and down to go first, when everyone else was hesitant to go first, he didn't waste a second to take the plunge first. It's William, he is the same way with auditions. I love his ability to just do it, and go for it. I was so excited for my turn. I had an opportunity to zipline when I was back in jr. high, 13, I think, and I got halfway up climbing a tall pine tree, and got scared, and bullied by the other kids, so I climbed back down the tree, and never went. The only kid not to do it. I regretted it for so many years, so this was my chance to make up for that. Boy did it! It was so fun! Now we all want to do the zip lines in Idaho.
It was also the first time William and I had ever ridden in an ATV. We loved the bumpy, muddy ride. The first mud puddle Jack hit, he really gave it some gas. We were covered. At that moment I was so thankful I had my Olympus Tough and a rented Gopro for this adventure. I would have been devastated to soak my good Nikon gear in mud and water. Whew! The scenic drive was incredible, and just so gorgeous. Truly, there aren't any photos that can do justice to any of Kauai. Kauai needs to be experienced, and this whole vacation, we did just that, as much as we could, wringing out every drop of every day and night.