Kauai Palms Hotel
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... for a walk on the beach.
The water is so rough on this side, but it makes for spectacular scenery. We walk quite a long way and back again.
We make a nice salad with lots of fresh ingredients and eat out on the lanai listening to the surf and the birds.
Heading to bed early because we have a big day planned for tomorrow and have to get an early start. Until ...
... farms too however the pineapple industry could not compete with cheaper goods produced elsewhere and the hurricane wiped out a lot of the macadamia nut trees. Lisa said that it takes 10 years for a macadamia nut tree to produce nuts whereas coffee takes 2 years … hence producers put in coffee plantations after the hurricane.
Apart from the abundance of coffee plantations, there are chickens everywhere on the island … ...
... out to not get involved with any of the waves and just enjoyed the serenity and calmness of the ocean. It was a great afternoon!
That evening after hanging out with some other friends, I was just going to head back home. It was around 630pm and the sun was about to set...I decided that since I was on the south side this would be the perfect opportunity to see the sunset. I had yet to even see a Kaua'i sunset because of where I live you either have to drive up north or ...
... seconds. Some parts of the island are better than others. The north and east sides tend to come and go in waves because of the way the mountains are lined up, the south side is usually almost always sunny and nice, and on the west side you can pretty much bank on getting your tan on and having the best of weather. Anyways enough of my weather forecast (this will come in handy later).
My friend, Sean (who I met last time I was here two years ago), his keiki ...
... Meg and I secured a third seat and opted to bring her second oldest brother, Rob. Having beach-cationed with Meg's parents, Jim and Mary, last winter (2013 Grand Cayman), we decided to continue the VanHam beach-cation theme. Jim and Mary departed from Milwaukee (MKE) through Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW) continuing on to Honolulu (HNL) before wheels down in Lihue (LIH). I think it's safe to say their travel day on American Airlines was smoother than ours.