I've been meaning to post about so many things that happened the end of last year. Jason and I were able to get away at Thanksgiving, just the two of us. I felt guilty leaving the boys on a holiday, but this was a long over due get away for us. We had a wonderful time. Upon our arrival we were greeted by chickens roaming freely around the countryside. They were everywhere we went. Jason and I decided that chickens in Kauai are like the geese in Boise, viewed slightly as a pest, but still cute.While out snorkeling we came across this Monk Seal taking a siesta on Poipu beach.
We did quite a bit of sight-seeing. Here we are at Spouting Horn, where we had so much fun shopping. I came home with the most beautiful pearls and we found the boys oyster shells to crack into and set their own pearl. We shopped so much our first day there that Jason had a blister by that evening.
On another outing we ate lunch at a darling cafe, I'll have to dig through my binder to find the name of it, and then drove up to Waimea Canyon. The picture of this amazing site does not do it justice.
We went to a great "Luau" but unfortunately we were rained out and the show was moved inside. It was still lovely.
We visited the Kauai Coffee Plantation and tasted several coffee blends.
We found an amazing beach hidden off of the beaten track. I tried to jump in and swim but the current was so strong that I ended up with a bathing suite full of sand. This was a better beach for a picnic than a swim.
We took a sunset dinner cruise along the Napali Coast, but I was not able to get good pictures. We were drenched by the end of the cruise and I was worried about getting the camera wet. We did get to see dolphins chasing our catamaran and they were adorable.
We went to Steelgrass Farms and took a tour on growing cocao and enjoyed an 11-course chocolate tasting tour along with other exotic fruits.
I just had to get a picture of this little bugger, and I wasn't a moment to soon. As soon as my flash went off he was gone. He had to be the biggest frog I've ever seen and he was right outside our condo.
The temptation to snap a few fun photos was to difficult to pass up.
Believe it or not this pay phone actually worked. I felt like I jumped into a Harry Potter film and was going to be transported to the Ministry of Magic.
And of course I've saved the best for last... beautiful and romantic sunset strolls along the beach.
We had a beautiful vacation and look forward to going again someday.
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