The flight from Oahu to Kauai took 25 minutes. We landed and walked to the baggage carousel and our bags were already there. All flights should be like this!
It's a shock to the system to have left the buzzing very urban Honolulu and ended up in the very rural and quiet Kauai - sort of like leaving Chicago for southern Illinois. There are only 65,00 people on the entire island and there is only one main road that almost makes a complete circle around it. Kauai is the wettest place in the world, but most of that rain takes place in the high mountains that prevent the locals from building a road that bisects the island. Kauai has 43 beaches -- more per mile of coastline than any of the other islands. Only 3 percent of the island has been developed for commercial and residential use; the rest are agricultural and conservation lands. Two-thirds of Kauai's 533 square miles are impenetrable.
Our condo overlooks the ocean. Every time I walk toward the living room and catch a glimpse of that view it takes my breath away. We are close to two large supermarkets and the kitchen is well supplied so I expect that there is some cooking in my future. Just as well. Eating out gets $$$ and I was getting tired of french fries.