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Re: I'm Back!

DH did all the picture taking. When he gets them downloaded, I'll  
have to figure out how to get some out to everyone.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 14, 2007, at 9:17 AM, Pam Evans wrote:

> Sounds like a wonderful trip!  Did you get pictures?
> On 1/13/07, Cathy Carpenter <> wrote:
>> Got back from Hawai'i last night. Drove up from St Louis in the
>> middle of the ice storm - talk about a change of venue! Of course,
>> the entire time we were away the weather here was mild, so I really
>> didn't escape winter at all. Can't complain, though. It was a
>> wonderful trip, even though it was showery. The only thing we wanted
>> to do that we didn't do was the helicopter tour (weather). Spent the
>> whole week on Kauai in a one bedroom condo on the ocean in Kapa'a.
>> Visited three botanic gardens: Allerton and McBryde Gardens on the
>> South Shore of the island, both part of the National Tropical
>> Botanical Garden; and Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens on the North
>> Shore. The Allerton Garden was more formal, reflecting the tastes of
>> its creator, Robert Allerton, a child of the 19th Century, who bought
>> the property in 1938. He was the son of a wealthy Chicago
>> businessman, who studied art in Europe and later, despairing of
>> creating anything worthy of those masters, destroyed everything he
>> had done, returned home, and told his father he wanted to farm. His
>> father owned property between Decatur and Champaign, and put him in
>> charge of it. He never lost his love for art, and was a collector and
>> patron for the rest of his life. His Illinois property "The Farms" is
>> now the University of IL Conference Center. His Hawai'i property and
>> gardens are very much in the European style, and while impressive,
>> and making excellent use of plants that thrive in the tropics, was
>> not truly to my taste (would visit again in a heart beat, though!).
>> His engineering of the water features was inspired. No pumps are
>> used... just gravity - and this is on the "dry" side of the island.
>> The McBryde Garden is contiguous with Allerton - just inland, or
>> mauka (toward the mountain) as they say in Hawai'i. While a you must
>> have a guided tour of Allerton, you are dropped off with a map and a
>> written guide for McBryde. It was divided into four areas: native
>> Hawaiian plants, plants brought to the islands by the Polynesians,
>> exotic plants of the cut flower, timber, and food/spice markets, and
>> finally, the palm family. We spent almost 3 hours wandering around
>> (and I contributed to the sustenance of the local mosquitos). The
>> last garden was almost the opposite side of the island, and is owned
>> now by a non profit foundation. It was designed by wealthy retirees
>> Joyce and Ed Doty and has 3 areas: a hardwood plantation, which will
>> eventually help to support the gardens, a "wild" area, and a "formal"
>> area which includes a recreation about 1/3 lifesize of a Hawaiian
>> family settlement, an ingenious children's garden, a bog garden, a
>> cactus garden, a "lagoon" with waterfalls and a tea house, and a
>> maze. Throughout, they had placed bronze sculptures, some 52 of them.
>> These were by Gary Price, and others who do similar work. Again, not
>> to my taste, but if someone were to go to Kauai and wanted to visit
>> only one garden - this is the one I would recommend. What else did we
>> do? Saw Waimea Canyon, called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, found
>> waterfalls for DH to photograph, lounged on the beach (when it wasn't
>> raining), bird watched - sighted some of the more common native birds
>> (although even they are not common), shopped, and ate! Now, its back
>> to reality. Will be catching up all weekend!
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
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