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Starting My Kauai Vacation

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by slip, May 4, 2018.

  1. slip

    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    Yes, we store it here. The frame is PVC pipe so I cut about three of them and bought some union connectors so it would fit in my suitcase on that first trip years ago. It has a case and just slings over my shoulder. It’s pretty light.

    It holds up well to the wind. Depending on how long you stay you just have to adjust your chair once in a while because of the shifting sun. We get asked about it every time we use it.

    We were only going to stay a couple hours but stayed four because we were so comfortable. I remember DW saying, I can’t believe we’ve been here three hours already. :)

    We’re going out again today but don’t know what beach yet.
     
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    We have been blessed with beautiful weather this trip. Nothing but sun and cool breezes. Today looks the same as yesterday, low 80’s. I hope we bring home some of this weather. I know I won’t be bringing home the low temps of the day but I’ll take the highs.

    Beautiful morning.
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    This must be a great vacation, I have my days all mixed up and don’t even know what day it is. We do the Hrive Farm tour tomorrow. So today we ate breakfast in and got some sun on the lanai.

    Then we walked up to Kapaa town and did a little shopping. After that we stopped at the Olympic For lunch. Usually we go here at least twice but this is the first time this trip.
    Kailua Pork Quesadilla and the Seafood Platter. We had some chips and salsa too. Kind of a sleepy day in Kapaa town.

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    We love the Olympic Cafe - best place on Kauai for people watching!
     
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    Our lanai is a great spot for that too. The Coastal Path makes it interesting.
     
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    We’re on the small beach in front of the Pono Kai now. Technically it’s part of Kapaa Beach Park.

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    Kong or Kalalea Mountain is always one of my favorite sights.

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    We made it to Sam’s Oceanview for Happy Hour. A Hawaiian Kiss and a Sangria.

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    Heck, we stayed and had a few more then decided to have desert. Glad we’re walking. :)

    Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Lamperts Coconut Ice Cream and Chocolate Trouffle Mousse with Whipped Cream. Both were delicious.

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    Stop it!. I can't retire yet!. Now my next Kauai list is already full....


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    We also like Kong.

    On our first trip we had a difficult time finding him. Now we always seem to see him when were're looking or driving north.

    Another favorite is Sleeping Giant. We hiked to his chest, nice views on the trail.
     
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    Do you have plans you could share? Fabric, materials, ect. (And how do you weight it down?)
     
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    Wow, i would gain 20 lbs if i ate this!
     
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    I can’t retire yet either. :)
    Our list for next time still has plenty but next trip is only a week here. We have a week on Maui first. :thumbup:
     
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    We did the Sleeping Giant trail a few years ago. You’re right great views. We love being able to see both from the Pono Kai.
     
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    We bought this. You can Google SunSail Cabana to get a look at it. You could make it. The bottom portion is metal and sticks in the ground about a foot and a half. That’s what keeps it steady. The fabric is fairly heavy. The wind blows it pretty strong so it takes some abuse. I’ll take some more pictures of it before I pack it away.
     
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    I was told vacation calories don’t count. :shrug::)
     
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    Starting the Grove Farm Tour.
     
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    DRI: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
    If you hike as far as his chin, you can walk through the hole he has pierced in it:

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    How difficult is this hike? I'm in fairly good shape but don't do well climbing rocks or on steep descents.
     
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    It's not too bad to get to his chest. It's harder to get to his chin, and I was too nervous to cross the narrow ridge to get to his forehead. Here's more pictures of our hike:

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    We could have hiked past the chest, but I was a little concerned about the trip down and we didn't want to risk becoming over tired.

    On the way up there is a narrow section of path with a climb up some rocks. I was concerned about my wife who doesn't have good balance. We went down very easily without even noticing the section that I was concerned about.

    We did achieve our goal, which was to see nice views of the area.

    Here's Pono Kai followed by Cocoa Palms

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    Great pictures. Yes,I had the same concern with my wife. There are just enough rocks in the middle of the paths to make balances issue for her. I would do it again but she said never again for her.
     
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    One other thing I noticed after going back and forth a few times is that there is a pretty big trench parallel to the highway at the Wialua Golf Course. I don’t know if was flood related or not. It is pretty large. It’s not affecting anything either.
     
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    Grove Farm Museum was great. I love that history stuff. Two hours and easy walking. The house was beautiful.

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