Well its been a long time since we posted, and this seems like a good moment to get back on the blog! We just got back from a week in Hawaii with our friends Haven and Tony and their daughter Dylan. They're experienced Hawaii visitors and know all the ins and outs of the place, so we followed their lead and did whatever they told us we should do. And we are VERY glad we did, because we had a terrific week on the island of Kauai. So good that now we want to plan our next visit.
At Haven and Tony's suggestion we stayed near Hanalei Bay. Our resort was great, and our condo offered some pretty spectacular views.
|view from the condo balcony. Bali Hai|
|rainbows were a regular occurrence|
Hanalei Bay is a very quiet little village at the beginning of the road that leads to some of the prettiest beaches we've ever seen. Haven and Tony led us to a beach called Tunnels where we snorkled, boogie boarded and just played in the waves. It was awesome, even though we all got a little sunburned. On the way back, we pulled off of the little one lane road, parked the car and hung out for a bit at the beach where South Pacific was filmed.
|South Pacific beach|
|Eamon on the edge of the Waimea Canyon.|
|Na Pali coast|
|Saimen, a super yummy noodle dish that's similar to Ramen or Udon|
|Na Pali coast|
|wild plum harvest|
On the way back from our visit to the Canyon, we stopped for Shave Ice and then visited a locals-only beach which was great.
|Eamon and Dylan at the beach|
|chickens at spouting horn|
There was lots of other stuff as well. The gang made a trip to the Lawai Center, which is a cool recreation of japanese temples. They also have goats, and we've learned that all goats love Eamon.
|All Goats Love Eamon!|
|Bye Bye Kauia!|