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Nov 22, 2016 - Lihue, Kauai

Kauai is the oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands at 6 million years. It is a small island where no place is more than a dozen miles from the ocean. It was here that Captain Cook first landed in the Hawaiian Islands. He was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded...

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Jan 30, 2014 - Fly to Honolulu - USS Arizona Memorial National Historic Park

We had breakfast at 6:30am and while we were at breakfast the bellmen brought our checked bags to the lobby. Just a word about that. As part of the cost of our trip Road Scholar tips the bellmen, the bus drivers, the waitresses, etc. That is all included in the cost of the trip. We don't have to worry about carrying small bills around to tip and then wonder if that was enough. Makes things easier. We were at the Lihue Airport at 8:15 am. We had a perfect flight to Honolulu arriving at 10:20. Our bus driver drove up right after we all had...

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Jan 30, 2014 - Jan. 27 - Honolulu - "Punchbowl"

After visiting the Arizona Memorial we went to the "Punchbowl" - officially called the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. It is in the extinct crater of the Puowaina volcano with was formed 75,000 to 100,000 years ago. In historic Hawaiian time the area was used for human sacrifice. Now the "Punchbowl" honors any veteran who served in any branch of the service in the Pacific. None of the graves have a headstone. All of the markers are set flat into the ground. Loved ones leave flowers and leis and other mementos but those are...

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Apr 24, 2013 - Day 3 - Come on, come on, and do the Loco Moco with me

Day 3, April 22, 2013 The tour operator that we signed up with to take us around the spectacular (so I'm told) Na Pali coast in a catamaran is called "Captain Andy's Adventures" wanted us to be at the Pt. Allen harbor in Ele'Ele at 7:15 AM, for a 8:00 sailing. Aye Aye, Captain. So we woke up at 6:00 AM to make sure we left the house by 6:30 since it takes about 45 minutes to get from our part of the island to the place where the boat is leaving from. The weather was still not good, but we thought, well, it's still early. But when we arrived...

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Kauai 2013

Apr 22, 2013 - Day 2 - Jenna Jameson has nothing on me

Day 2 - April 21, 2013 Hawaii is three hours behind California. So it came as no surprise to me that when we woke up at 6AM, Hawaii time, it didn't feel early to us at all. (In fact, I'm normally up at 6AM anyway, even on the weekends). The sun was starting to rise, so I suggested we walk out on to the beach and enjoy the Kauai sunrise. Except... The weather was still shit. Very cloudy. That's okay. Even when it's cloudy and rainy, it never really gets cold here because of the humidity. So we walked along the beach for a little bit....

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Kauai 2013

Jan 29, 2012 - Paradise on Kauai

We recently returned from a grand, awesome, relaxing, 19 days in Hawaii. A short 3 days on Maui and 2 weeks on Kaui. Mostly relaxed and enjoyed the warmth, plants and wildlife. I will let the pictures tell our story. As you will see, sunset were special...but, then the sunrises---WOW!

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Oct 14, 2011 - Kaua'i - Oct 11-14

October 11, 2011 Today we were leaving Molokai and although the checkout time is usually 10am, Cheryl had the bug guy coming over to give the apartment a spray. We decided to go for our breakfast at 9am, as the guy was arriving and then head off to the airport after that. Cheryl’s baked delight this morning was a lovely banana, cranberry and cinnamon pancake with chocolate on top. It was delicious and very filling and after a chat with Cheryl, it was soon time to finish packing up and go. We dropped the rental car back and checked in for...

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Mar 4, 2011 - Kauai - Day 25 & 26 - The skies cry

Day 25 & 26 (Mar 3&4)It will not STOP raining on Kaui'i. Hasn't stopped since Wednesday night as a matter of fact. Woke up floating on our inflatables in the tent. Plus we have been (every morning) woke up early, early am due to a rooster crowing his butt off...he likes to hang out in the tree above our tent. He's all over the place up there, I did not know that chickens could "fly" up trees over branches and onto the next tree. Every morning and throughout the day these horrid roosters crow to the best of their ability to out due the other...

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Mar 2, 2011 - Kauai - Day 24 - Garden Isle

Day 24 (Mar 2) Island of Kaui'i. Our flight was on a small jet propelled plane which took us over the islands of Molokini and Oahu on the way to our destination. We had the most wonderful coffee on board which is only produced on Molokini, Coconut Roast with the smell and flavor being delicious. So delicious in fact Jason got us refills. As we came in to land the large valley's of Kaui'i greeted us. Lush green in abundance and amazing blue ocean all around. We landed in Lihu'e airport and immediately made our way to the rental car place to...

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May 10, 2010 - Kaua'i, Hawaii

There were lots of very pretty walks in Kaua'i, the scenery, some of which was used for the filming of Jurassic Park, was stunning. We hired a tandem and took a ride along the coast, well, that was after I'd been encouraged to practise starting and stopping numerous times – it's actually much harder that you could ever imagine. We had great fun on the bike though and even got a few locals smiling to themselves as we went sailing past – what with Kevin concentrating heavily on steering and myself in a constant state of giggles on the back.

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Sep 7, 2008 - Flying to Kauai

Not much happened today. We flew from Kona to Lihue, Kauai on Island Air. They made us mad when we got to the airport. They told us they were going to charge us $25 per extra bag ($50) for our flight today. We are fighting them over this, but we had to pay it to get on the plane. We bought these tickets long before their new policy was put in place and they never notified us of this change until we got to the airport that morning. As of now, I do not recommend using Island Air! When we were waiting to get on our plane, a lady got off a...

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Apr 5, 2008 - First day in Kauai

We took about a 30 minute flight from Honolulu to Kauai on Saturday morning. We landed at Luhue airport, picked up our Jeep Wrangler and headed to our home for the week, Alii Kai in Princeville on the north shore. Our first stop was Wal Mart to pick up groceries. We enjoyed the views of the ocean on our right and mountains on our left as we drove north. The foliage was so thick we expected to see King Kong come crashing through the trees. We sat on benches facing the ocean in Kapaa as we enjoyed our Bubbas Burgers (not the same ones you buy...

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