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Kauai Trip 05-14-22

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Today is my wife's birthday, 63 today. She wanted Paddler Fries so we went to Paddlers for lunch. Before we went there we went to Molokai Livestock. They have a new board of directors and the guy who used to run it years ago is running it again.

Super nice guy and we could tell the difference right away. Most items were in stock. He told us of the issues they were having and he is getting it more organized. The only problem was the credit card machine was down today. I told him what I wanted and they had everything. I said total it up to make sure I had enough cash. He said if your short just come back when your out this way again and pay. :D

We ended out getting some Hamburger, Porterhouse Steaks, a Tri-Tip, Stew Meat and Kalbi Ribs.

The total was $133.10 and I had $134.00, unreal. I noticed he had camo on so I asked if he hunted. He did so we started talking about that and he said he had some venison to sell but he said don't buy it yet. He would take me out hunting and we can get our own. So I'll be taking him up on that offer.

We leave for Kauai on Saturday. Only staying a week this time. Two weeks aren't necessary anymore since we don't travel far. A friend I worked with in Wisconsin is coming and they are taking us to The Beach House for dinner. We haven't been to the Pono Kai since February of 2020. I have been to Kauai a few times since then for work but no time to travel around the Island.

We are going to rent a scooter since Mokulele can't fit ours in the plane. That way we can go on the path along the ocean in front of the Pono Kai.

All and all, Kim has been doing really well so far. For the last few weeks she has moved around the condo without using a walker or a cane. Today, she went in Mokokai Livestock, Paddlers, Misaki's and Dave's Snack and Go(Free scoop of ice cream for her birthday), all without any assistance. So even her endurance is a little better.

So she is really looking forward to this Kauai trip since she can move around a little better.

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Starting to pack a bit today. We went into town to buy a few things so we have something when we get home next week. We won't shop until Monday when we return.

Well, we held off for a while but gas broke $6.00 a gallon here on Molokai. Looks like it's about $5.60 a gallon on Kauai so we will save a little there. :D

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Happy Birthday, Kim! Hope Kauai is a wonderful present for you.

Jeff, I really appreciate how you're settling in on the island. Just like when you moved to Oahu, it took a bit, but your great attitude and wish to fit in is working its magic again. Really happy for you both.

Enjoy Kauai. Get your gas at Costco. It'll be cheapest on the island.

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Happy Birthday, Kim! Hope Kauai is a wonderful present for you.

Jeff, I really appreciate how you're settling in on the island. Just like when you moved to Oahu, it took a bit, but your great attitude and wish to fit in is working its magic again. Really happy for you both.

Enjoy Kauai. Get your gas at Costco. It'll be cheapest on the island.

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Mahalo

As long as the gas line doesn't go into the ocean, that's the plan. :D
 

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My birthday is on May 11th, too! What fun! Glad to know she is doing so well.


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Well that will be easy for me to remember. :D
 

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Happy Birthday to Kim! Nice to see her improvements. Kauai is on list for one of our future trips. Nice thing about owning timeshares is it forces you to plan for travel "now" rather than "someday".

And UGH to gas prices-I thought our $3.99/gal was bad here!
Is Costco really the cheapest? We have Sams club membership but was contemplating switching to Costco (although Costco is further it's not like it takes more than 20 minutes anyway - our town isn't that big lol).

Hope you have a great time!
 

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Happy Birthday to Kim! Nice to see her improvements. Kauai is on list for one of our future trips. Nice thing about owning timeshares is it forces you to plan for travel "now" rather than "someday".

And UGH to gas prices-I thought our $3.99/gal was bad here!
Is Costco really the cheapest? We have Sams club membership but was contemplating switching to Costco (although Costco is further it's not like it takes more than 20 minutes anyway - our town isn't that big lol).

Hope you have a great time!
Mahalo!!

Yes, we are going to Maui next year and Big Island. I have been looking for a Big Island exchange. Kauai has been one of our favorites for years. After visiting them all for work, I have come to like them all evenly for their own uniqueness.

Yes, on Oahu, Costco was typically .70 cents a gallon cheaper. I'm not up to date on the other islands. For most of my work trips, I never even had to refill. I was just going back and forth to work.

I just checked Kauai and Kauai Costco is $5.09 and the average seems to be about $5.60.
 

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Well, we are all packed. Seems strange only taking one suitcase. We definitely could go with carry-on's but sounds like Kim wants to go to Walmart and Costco so we'll probably be bringing stuff home.

We are all checked in. We leave Molokai at 11am on Mokulele. We arrive on Maui at 11:30am and then we take Hawaiian to Kauai. That flight leaves at 2:30pm and we arrive at 3:25pm. Perfect time to get the car and checkin.

My friend from Wisconsin arrives an hour before us. We may all go out to eat but they may be pretty tired so we'll see.

We'll probably just shop at Safeway since we are only staying a week but I know Kim wants to shop a little at Costco for stuff to bring home.

We have a lot of old favorites we want to hit so we will be eating out quite a bit on this trip.
 

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Well, we are all packed. Seems strange only taking one suitcase. We definitely could go with carry-on's but sounds like Kim wants to go to Walmart and Costco so we'll probably be bringing stuff home.

We are all checked in. We leave Molokai at 11am on Mokulele. We arrive on Maui at 11:30am and then we take Hawaiian to Kauai. That flight leaves at 2:30pm and we arrive at 3:25pm. Perfect time to get the car and checkin.

My friend from Wisconsin arrives an hour before us. We may all go out to eat but they may be pretty tired so we'll see.

We'll probably just shop at Safeway since we are only staying a week but I know Kim wants to shop a little at Costco for stuff to bring home.

We have a lot of old favorites we want to hit so we will be eating out quite a bit on this trip.
Have a great vacation! One thing we always do is take our carryon approved luggage but also bring a packable duffle in case we want to go shopping during our trips. This is an example from eddie bauer. We have traveled extensively over the years and this packable luggage never disappoints.

 

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Have a great vacation! One thing we always do is take our carryon approved luggage but also bring a packable duffle in case we want to go shopping during our trips. This is an example from eddie bauer. We have traveled extensively over the years and this packable luggage never disappoints.


Mahalo

That is a good idea. I can see this happening whenever we travel since Molokai is limited on availability for many items. So I can see us buying some things on each trip.
 

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Made it to the Molokai airport. It's a little crowded. An Oahu flight is boarding now and we are next.

A half hour to Maui and then a short break and then off to Kauai.

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So, direct flight to Kauai from Maui? No need to stop in Oahu?
Yes, we are going Mokulele from Molokai to Maui and Hawaiian Maui to Kauai. I have a lot of Hawaiian miles. :D
 

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We had a very scenic flight from Molokai to Maui. We flow over Kalaupapa and all around the seacliffs to the Halawa Valley this flight. It was like a site seeing tour. I'll post some pictures when we get to Kauai.
 
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All boarded for the last 40 minute leg. :thumbup:

Lots of empty seats on this flight.
 

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We landed right on time, 3:25pm. Kim waited while I got the car. I was in and out. We decided to stop at Safeway and get some groceries. Then we stopped at Coconuts for some Garlic Shrimp and Fish Tacos.

We are all checked in and I ran into my Wisconsin Buddy. They are beat and going to bed early. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

We are in the F building this trip. Kim likes it because it is close to parking. So below is our view for the week


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Here's some pictures from our Mokulele flight to Maui. This first batch is of Molokai. This was just like taking a scenic ride.

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These were going across the channel and of Maui. The first one is actually of a helicopter going to Molokai for a tour from Maui



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Made it to the Molokai airport. It's a little crowded. An Oahu flight is boarding now and we are next.

A half hour to Maui and then a short break and then off to Kauai.

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Now that’s the kind of crowd I can deal with! :D
 

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Now that’s the kind of crowd I can deal with! :D
:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

There are 2 gates but since Hawaiian quit flying in Molokai, they only use gate 1. :D
 
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