Fun Last Day on Kauai
Trip Start Apr 12, 2014
15Trip End Apr 27, 2014
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On the Plane to LA
We decided to take the bypass road around Lihue just for some different scenery. The road wasn't great but there was very little traffic
Our next stop was the Kauai Museum. We weren't expecting much but we were pleasantly surprised. When we got there a concert was going on by Larry Rivera, his daughter, Ilima, and her daughters. His daughter was singing when we got there, then while she sang her daughters did the hula with drums and shakers etc. Then Larry sang for us too. Larry sang at the legendary Coco Palms from age 15 until it was destroyed in a hurricane
From there we went to the Kauai Beer Company which is a brewery and doesn't serve food except pretzels. They make the pretzels from the spent grain from the brewing process. They were very dark a delicious, so was the homemade mustard served with them. Larry and Derek did 4 oz samplers of the six beers they had on tap: Lihue Lager, Tropical Armadillo, KauiaBock, Black Limousine, The Red Dirty, and Lihue Lager on Nitro. I got a pink Moscato wine from Australia. While we sat there a woman came in and we started talking. She is a retired nurse from California who moved to Lihue three years ago. She has owned her condo there for 12 years. We enjoyed talking with her and with the bartender who was very personable
Needless to say when we left there, I drove to the Feral Pig and Pub for supper. It was in a shopping center and we stopped at a store, Beachrail, that sells trains and also ukeleles. I got a book of chords and lessons and music. When we got to the Pub, Larry and Derek had Maui Brewing Mana Wheat, a pineapple wheat beer. Larry had fish tacos, good but not as good as the ones we had on Maui in 2007 at the Paia Fish Market. Derek had the Feral Burger which was half Maui beef and half pork with lots of cheese and bacon. It was huge and he loved it. I got the Fish and Chips with Clam Chowder. The fish was Mahi Mahi and it was delicious and not such a big portion that I was stuffed. The french fries were really good but the clam chowder was the best I have ever had with lots of spices.
I drove to the airport which was just over a mile away. We dropped all our luggage at the curb and Larry took the car back to Alamo. We went through the agricultural inspection for our checked baggage. When we had that sticker we got in line to get our boarding passes but the system was down so we had to wait a while. Finally we went through security and then through agricultural inspection for our carry-ons. It was hot in the waiting area, so we were glad when boarding began. Our flight left on time and got to LA early. Now a four hour lay-over and then off to Columbus.