After breakfast at Ruby’s Diner in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, we drove over to the Iao Valley. As you pull into the State Park parking lot at the end of the road, you can see Iao’s Needle. A short walk up the path gets you much better views though. Once you’ve seen the needle, you can walk the looped path down to the stream and back up. Finally, visit the garden area where you can see taro plants, guava and hawaiian flowers (including a white hibiscus that will appear on the blog later this week).