August turned out to be quite the month. It all began with a nice jaunt over to Kauai, Hawaii to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. I'm quite familiar with the Big Island and Maui, but I'd never heard of Kauai until she ventured upon it in search of an island getaway. Impressed would be an understatement; from our oceanfront room with a view to the many local landmarks, Kauai turn out to be quite the place for us. Here are a few optics from my personal archives.