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Kauai, what a place

Took a trip to Kauai recently, it’s the second time we’ve been to Hawaii. The first time was Maui and it was great to get back, made even better by visiting another island. We were there just over 6 days and went hiking 4 of those. The weather was great, as was the water, people, and the whole experience. Even though I enjoy the snow and my ski trips in the winter you can’t really complain about this.

Kauai Beach
Kauai Beach

More picks in this Kauai Flickr Album.

Hawaii – day 9.. the end

The last day

Thursday we leave this afternoon at 4:45 and another beautiful day. I think I slept the latest, finally getting aclimated to the time change. A few hours on the beach and then some shoping before heading to the airport. The flight home will be shorter, 6 and a half hours versus 8 plus, at least to Dallas. Home before lunch and will pick up the dogs, as I’m sure they think they’ve been in jail for the last week. The kenel is nice but nothing like home….. and speaking of a home we’ll be looking for a new one right away.

Hawaii – day 8


Wednesday was another day at the beach with a Luau in the evening at sunset. A great expierence and one anyone should try, the fire dance would have to be my highlight. With the vacation winding down and our last full day in Maui no need to go overboard and try and cram any more sight seeing in. Although I did think about surf lessons, if only for a moment.

Hawaii – day 7

Sunset at the Renaissance

Tuesday was moving day and the rest of the family headed off to the airport. The Kahana Sunset was great and I’d recommend it to anyone, it might be on the side of the island that get weather more often than the south side but it does have some great amenities. Hopefully mom had a better trip home than coming over, sitting for periods of time with a bad back can bring on migraines so we hoped for the best. We’re off to the south side now staying at The Renaissance for the last two nights.

With the weather clearing up in the evenings and a different angle for the sunset we got some great pics, best of the trip.

Hawaii – day 6

Monday was the last full day before the rest of the family left. Kay was going to do a helicopter tour but we were not able to call on Sunday as the Road to Hana, did not have cell service (Sprint). A few calls in the morning turned up no openings and it was to be expected it was the first day since we had been there the sun was out with few clouds in the sky at sunrise. So it was off to Kanappali beach as the rest of the family was there the day before we arrived and wanted to go back.

Sleeping in the sun

Even though some of us were still tired from all the relaxing…. The parents went shopping as we headed out to find a spot and my sisters family followed shortly after. When the parents showed up with a volley ball my nephew was looking for a game. Needless to say after five minutes it was on to something else but that caught the interest of another vacationer and we continued… two on two for about 20 minutes. This would not be worth mentioning, other than to say we played a little sand volley ball, but what followed is. You see the sun is bright and you need “sun block” on most places that are exposed, one place that sometimes is overlooked is the tops of your feet. So moral to the story today is if you’r going to be out in HI at mid-day and not in the shade or the water… use a little protection on the ski’s.