Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Experiencing Hawaii in Kauai!

We arrived in Lihue, Kauai yesterday after a nice short flight from Honolulu. We immediately rented a red Chevy Cobalt, and drove to the Kauai Palms Hotel where we are also staying tonight. A nice budget hotel. Although we've acquired some strange bites and we're not sure if they came from our bed, or from lying on the beach a few days ago...

Had a great day today though! We stopped by the county parks office to get some camping permits for our planned camping spots and then carried on down to the vacation town of Po'ipu to get a surf lesson! Sparky, our instructor was fun and informative. Nicole and I both did fairly well and very much enjoyed it. Enough so that we plan to rent boards later in the week.

Then we took a drive down a dirt road in the area, attempting to find the secluded Maha'ulepu Beach, but the road turned out to be way to rough for our poor little Cobalt... Oh well. Returned to Lihue for lunch and to change.

We drove up to Kapa'a to check out the Coconut Marketplace and then we participated in a Luau, the tacky tourist activity. We figured we had to say we'd been to one. It was pretty fun. Started beachside with a Hawaiian band, and some drinks, then they had a huge tent where we all had a yummy buffet followed by live entertainment. Dances and songs that told stories of the different Polynesian Islands. Quite enjoyable.

Looking forward to camping, hiking, and kayaking over the next few days in Waimea Canyon and along the Na Pali coast! We'll keep you posted!

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Thanks Kauai Surf School! We totally recommend visiting Sparky on Sheraton Beach in Po'ipu!

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At September 13, 2007 at 7:16 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

yay! not only do u have to teach me to snowboard and you can add surfing to that list too!


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