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Apr 28, 2013 - Day 5 - Goin' Coconuts
Day 5 - April 24, 2013 First, let me start off by thanking you for your patience. I know I'm WAY behind on this blog, but I *will* finish it. It's just going to be a little late. My last three days in Hawaii involved (thankfully) a lot of time spent in the sun, which in turn, left me completely spent at the end of the day, and sapped me of all my motivation to do a blog entry. As I write this entry, I'm on the plane back to San Diego. Now back to our regularly scheduled blog entry... There is an expression (coined, as far as I know by...Jump to full entry
Day 1 - April 20, 2013 San Diego is the closest city in the continental United States to Hawaii. Yet it is still a 6 hour flight. That is both good and bad from a traveler's perspective. It's bad because it means spending six hours packed in like a sardine in a coach-class seat. But it also means that there's virtually no possibility that the pilot is going to land the plane in a fit of overreaction to a minor complaint by a passenger, as happened on (what else) United a few months ago, in which an idiot pilot landed a plane to kick off a...Jump to full entry
Jan 14, 2013 - Our Last Day on Kaua'i (this visit)!!!!
Aloha, We kind of dragged our feet this morning when leaving the resort and our accommodations at the Pointe at Po'ipu as the realization all this fun was coming to a close. We headed back to the fun restaurant we enjoyed so much two days ago for another wonderful breakfast before heading to the airport. All of us wanted to see if we could get any upgrade and knowing our flight departed at 12:05, thought we might be better served by going by the airport and talking to the attendants at the check-in desk. Nope! Couldn't help us for any...Jump to full entry
Apr 10, 2008 - Tunnels Beach and a Luau
We went back to Tunnels Beach to take pictures. From the beach is a beautiful view of Bali Hai which was in the movie "South Pacific". It was low tide so there were lots of tide pools filling the holes on top of the rocks. We could see sea cucumbers laying on top of the rocks. We also returned to Ke'e Beach. Before hitting the beach we hiked a very short way up the very steep Kalaua Trail. It is a popular 11 mile trail that goes almost straight up at the beginning. The trail leads to a camping beach on the other side. We didn't have our...Jump to full entry
Dec 10, 2007 - Kauai (Day 11) No Rain! Drive to east side.
(Ron Writing) Finally we had a nice partly cloudy rain-free day. The sun was actually shining on us most of the day but those big beautiful white clouds were always visible. Our day started with a good workout in the fitness center and a walk around the grounds followed by a light breakfast in our condo. Then about noon we went to the Sunshine Market in the nearby town of Koloa. Elena stocked up on papaya, lettuce, apple banana, and pineapple. Since the weather was so nice we decided to take a drive to the east side of the island and...Jump to full entry
Nov 14, 2005 - Owning Kaua'i
The car radio is my only companion as I cruise around the island. My favorite local station plays mainly Hawaiian and reggae music, plus pop classics covered by local musicians. Often the covered songs are either country or easy-listening, or just plain sappy. But transformed by the island rhythms, I enjoy them all. One day, as I drive from my current home base, Kapa'a (a lively mix of old timers, nouveau hippies and tourists), back to Hanapepe, I hear a cover of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane": All my bags are packed I'm ready to...Jump to full entry