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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hawaii | Kauai Highlights

Fun Memories:
- Stumbling upon our favorite free hula show, & getting up & dancing! They thought we were on our honeymoon : ) 
- Seeing (& hearing) chickens/roosters everywhere!
- Seeing the lush, jungle-y, beautiful fauna & flora for the first time. 
- Being given free burritos on our ill-prepared for, muddy hike along the Napoli Coast (thank you, crew of the women's athletic wear, shooting your commercial!)
- Meeting Preston & staying in the "Moon Room" at a hippie mansion...
- Navigating our way to find the perfect boogey boarding beach. Definitely got pummeled at a few beaches along the way.
- Borrowing a kind couple's second boogey board & understanding the difference between a real board & a $20 knock-off from K-Mart. 
- Stumbling across the "local's" beach.
- Enjoying some of the best food of our entire trip.  
- Going to Costco again...
- Getting a glimpse of the Marriott Resort - what an amazing pool!
- Making a video of my indecisive nature. Nothing better than a good life lesson while devouring a delicious slice of chocolate pie. Conclusion: a fancy night at Tidepool's can always wait : )
- Driving through Waimea Canyon & spotting a mountain goat!
- Finding some great snorkeling spots including Poipu & Lawa'i Beach
- Trying all the samples at the Coffee Plantation Tour

Not to Miss:
Waimea Canyon - it's a gorgeous drive & will satisfy the national-park lover part of you.
Poipu Beach - very popular beach. It's where we saw our first monk seal & sea turtles!
McArthur's Beach - my favorite beach from the whole vacation. It's vast & beautiful, perfect for sunset.
Hanalei Beach - we didn't stay here long due to weather, but it's really beautiful. If we go back, I'd take a surfing lesson here. 
Hee Fat General Store - they serve the best shaved ice in the islands, no doubt about it. 
Hanapepe Friday Art Market - such a fun event. We explored lots of little shops, admiring everything form pottery to photography. We also ventured into the western most book store in the U.S.!
Queen's Bath - a short little hike that takes you down to some fun spots to explore

Where to Eat:
Shrimp Station - Kauai is known for their shrimp. The garlic shrimp & coconut shrimp were both amazing!
Puka Dog - a funky hot dog place with fruity sauces. Busy, but worth it. 
Right Slice Pie - So delicious! They were a vendor at the night market. 
Chicken in a Barrel - really yummy BBQ chicken. Like, really, really tender chicken. 
Lei Petite Cafe & Bakery - part of a shopping complex, but a wonderful breakfast spot. They accidentally gave us an extra acai bowl, which we gladly devoured : )



 
I could go for another slice of pie,

SJW

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