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Annual Kauai Trip 2017

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by slip, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. slip

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    Yes the avatar was almost 8 years ago on Oahu for our 25th anniversary. We always knew we wanted to do it again on Kauai and Pastor Harold was great.
     
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    With the plane ride cancel until Friday, we're going to head to Kauai Beer Company and get out growlers filled, then head to IronBridge Tattoo to reserve my spot. Then off to the dinner cruise.
     
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    Congratulations! So cool to see people who know all about each other care enough to do it over again. :thumbup:

    Now, as for the Capt. Andy's cruise... If it's too rough it may be a gnarly trip. They say if things are too bad they go down the coast instead of up. Not the same experience, I'm sure. The Napali coast is not to be missed. Good luck, but keep us posted!

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    Good to hear that your dinner cruise is still on. It is so interesting to read the Hawaii threads from you and Tatershed's recently too with all the pictures.

    You both love Kauai but we love Maui too. :) Each Island has it's own beauty and is different. I like them all! I can hardly wait to be back there again in a few weeks. We always like to stop a few days in Oahu so have planned that on our way back this year which is a change from other years when we do it first.

    Reading the Hawaii Board from Mexico, is getting me even more excited and looking forward to our trip. Our weather here is cooler than usual and we haven't had rain for about a month. I hope that it will not rain too much when we are in HI but that's what keeps it all so lush and green so they need it often.
     
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    Sunset from our Captain Andy's trip. Napali was cancelled but we had been on it before and my friend wasn't feeling the best so this trip worked out great. We saw a lot of whales. Don't 't know how many I got pictures of because it will take me a while to go through them all but it was a great time with a super crew and great food.

    We have never seen this many whales on Kauai before. We're seeing breaches all day long from the lanai. We're just enjoying it while it lasts.

    I did like this one better than the Napali one but only because the seas were so bad when went. That one was so bad I had my doubts about this one but I figured when I heard all the high surf warnings there was no way we were going to Napali.
     
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    We went out this morning and did get up to the Napali. It was interesting to see three boats leave the harbor, we turn right to go up the coast, and they turn left to head to the SE side. Experience and expert seamanship was the difference. But definitely not for the faint of heart. I would estimate that a third of group helped feed the fishes.

    Tons of breaches. Water calmed down on the way back, and the sun showed up.
     
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    That's how it was for us last year when we went up to see Napali but maybe half fed the fishes. I didn't but was close. Yesterday's was a nice ride with plenty of whales, dolphins and turtles. They turned on the microphone for the whales and they were singing loud and long.
     
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    Biplane trip totally cancelled. They had an accident and the fuel truck damaged the wing. Something for next year.
     
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    Better safe than sorry.
     
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    Finally got my growlers filled at Kauai Beer company. Lunch at Dukes and then snorkel at Poipu Beach. Lots of fish, my friends first time and he loved it.
     
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    Sounds like a fine day! :thumbup:

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    We made it to Duke's and Poipu beach for snorkeling. Beautiful day, drizzled a little in Kapaa but sunny in Poipu.
     
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    Awesome pics! Glad you're having a good trip. don't miss the bi-plane next year... It's a blast.
    Missing HI already.....we saw more whales this year than last also. Very good whale year for us.

    cheers.
     
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    Looks like they are doing one unit at a time for the renovations. The A building is closed until April but I would think it will take longer doing it like that. The whole owned units are the only ones occupied. I think this is the last week and they start to work on the B building too.
     
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    OK, I have to take that back, looks like they are working on five units in the A building now. That's better and I'm sure that will move along faster. I just took a walk on the path to check it out in the day light.
     
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    We ended out at Allerton Gardens today. This was our first time. We did the guided tour and really enjoyed it. We may do the dinner tour next year.

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    Last day for our friends to be here. They leave later tonight. Not too much olanyfor the second week so we'll see what happens. I won a gift certificate on the internet for the Bull Shed so I know one place we'll be going.
     
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    It's pretty nice having the work get done while I sit on the lanai watching the people go by. They do a great job keeping the grounds up here.
     
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    Hit Paco's Tacos for lunch. One of our regular stops. I like the shrimp quesadillas. There was a small fair at the church across from Paniolo Grill, so we stopped there my friends wife bought a small purse type bag. I had to support the local swim team and had some of their malasadas, they were excellent.

    We still have to get a shave ice before we take our friends to the airport. DW already has some things planned.
     
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    You're so busy having fun, I'm almost not jealous. Almost. :)

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    Friends dropped off at the airport and are on their way back to the mainland. Just got done with a late dinner in the condo. Have to do our last grocery shopping for our stay tomorrow and up to the north shore. We only went as high as Anini while they were here.
     
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    I little cooler and cloudy this morning with the sun peeking through once in a while. Still a nice 70 degrees at 8am but with a breeze.

    Time for some breakfast, Kountry Kitchen this time.
     
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    Just got a text from our friends they are in Denver and they are on the same flight back as my son who took a weekend trip to Vegas and they are only one row apart. Small world.
     
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    What do you think of the remodel they did? Moving the door and expanding the dining area. We thought it was a good change. Reduced the wait for a table, for sure.

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