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Started my 16 days on Kauai!!

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Landed last night shortly after 6pm. It was nice to land in the day light. My kids
Got some nice pics of the island as we approached. By the time we got our car,
We were pretty tired so we just went to the Safeway and we walked around
Pono Kai to show the kids around the resort.

Tomorrow morning is going to be Ono's for breakfast. The DW has to have that
On the first morning.:D Then a little driving around and shopping at Costco.
The first night I used bonus time so we have to check into our permanent rooms
Today. I 'm so glad I got the kids their own unit.:D

First time in a one bedroom with a loft. It's is really nice to have the extra
Space. We could have all stayed here easily but it will be nice for us to have
Some alone time,aka quiet time.:rofl:

Thrifty was great with the car ended up with a new Ford Fusion. I was worried
With all the luggage. My family are not light packers.:hysterical:
The Fusion has a large deep trunk and our 4 big bags (all 30 inches) fit easily.

I'll be posting as the trip goes on.

Aloha
 

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Thrifty was great with the car ended up with a new Ford Fusion. I was worried
With all the luggage. The Fusion has a large deep trunk and our 4 big bags (all 30 inches) fit easily.

I'll be posting as the trip goes on.

Aloha

Last time we were on Kauai (2009) they gave us a bright red Mustang convertible. Being a bit over 60, I thought that was really neat..... that is, until I tried to put my wife's large suitcase in the car. I wouldn't fit in the trunk no matter what I did. I had to put the top down in order to get it to fit in the small back seat. Next time - - give me a Fusion, PT Cruiser, HHR, or something more fitting my age. ha ha.:rofl:
 

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First day went great. We went to Ono's for the DW's pancakes,then showed
the kids around the resort in the day light this time. Son and daughter
Went in the Pacific for the first time. Everyone took tons of pictures already.

Made it to Costco to stock up, we may have enough for aweek.:D Seems to be
Pretty crowded everywhere and the traffic was bad everywhere, especially in
Kapaa as usual.

When we got back we moved to our permanent units. DW and I are in B305, I
Love that unit and son and daughter are in D205. It's ocean front with a nice
View but they like ours better. They are closer to shave ice though.:D We did go
For shave ice after we got settled in. Great as usual.

Kids just took the car for some exploring. Then they'll probably head for some
Night life. DW and I are Turning in early tonight, we were up early. Going to the
Island orientation tomorrow morning. They offered some money for a
Presentation. They Said they have a few units for sale. I don't think we'll go to
That.

Did see a whale from the lanai this afternoon.:D Saw it spouting first then saw
It dive. Really cool, we'll be looking for more tomorrow. Probably snorkeling also.
We'll have to see how much nightlife the kids indulge in first.:hysterical:

I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.

Aloha
 

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Looking forward to your pictures. I am green of envie but wish you a great vacation and many whale sightings! :D
 

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Whales are really out this morning, I see 3 right now.
Another beautiful sunrise!!
I should get some pictures up tonight. Slept like a rock last night, although
DW says I always do.:hysterical:

Aloha
 

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Whales are really out this morning, I see 3 right now.
Another beautiful sunrise!!
I should get some pictures up tonight. Slept like a rock last night, although
DW says I always do.:hysterical:

Aloha

My favorite place! Well, maybe 2nd favorite (Vermont being my first).... wish I could travel there alot but it's so far (and expensive) from New York.
 

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Go Sterling!

I am so jealous! Have a great time and with I wish I was there! Marcy
 

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First day went great. We went to Ono's for the DW's pancakes,then showed
the kids around the resort in the day light this time. Son and daughter
Went in the Pacific for the first time. Everyone took tons of pictures already.

Made it to Costco to stock up, we may have enough for aweek.:D Seems to be
Pretty crowded everywhere and the traffic was bad everywhere, especially in
Kapaa as usual.

When we got back we moved to our permanent units. DW and I are in B305, I
Love that unit and son and daughter are in D205. It's ocean front with a nice
View but they like ours better. They are closer to shave ice though.:D We did go
For shave ice after we got settled in. Great as usual.

Kids just took the car for some exploring. Then they'll probably head for some
Night life. DW and I are Turning in early tonight, we were up early. Going to the
Island orientation tomorrow morning. They offered some money for a
Presentation. They Said they have a few units for sale. I don't think we'll go to
That.

Did see a whale from the lanai this afternoon.:D Saw it spouting first then saw
It dive. Really cool, we'll be looking for more tomorrow. Probably snorkeling also.
We'll have to see how much nightlife the kids indulge in first.:hysterical:

I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.

Aloha
Is that the same place that has been there for many years? I think we went there for pancakes on our honeymoon 22 years ago. Banana pancakes with guava syrup. They were onolicious!
 

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There is no place like Kauai, is there. My wife and I will be there in five weeks.....our annual pilgrimage, we call it, so we are interested in hearing about your experiences. We are using Thrifty car rental for the first time so I was glad to hear of your positive experience with them. Keep up the reports and soak up them rays.
 

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Still working on the pictures. I have to do some resizing, not used to this IPad
Yet.:rolleyes:

Went to Lydgate for some snorkeling. Surf was really high and we didn't want to
Go too far so Lydgate was perfect. We'll head to Poipu later in the week to
Snorkel again.

I liked the island orientation. My wife won a two for one on the Kalamaku luau.
Open bar, I'm in.:D
DD won a two for one on the Alii Kayak tour, so we booked that one also.
My wife changed her mind and decided to do the presentation, they said an hour,
We'll see. They said They don't have many units for sale, anyway they gave us
Our kayak tours for free for going.
The rest of the family is going zip lining on Tuesday, so I'll get some alone time.:cool:
DD an DW decided to book the helicopter tour, Sunshine helicopters.

Otherwise, we just hung around the resort the rest of the evening. Grilled some
Steaks and had some cold ones.
DD goes on the 5 hour photo tour today at 10am, so we'll do what ever the DS
Wants to do today. Knowing him a lot of driving around.:D

I'll keep working on the pictures.

Aloha
 

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Does anyone know how to upload pics from an IPad? When I try to add an
Attachment, the upload from a computer button isn't activated.
I'm having the same issue on Photobucket, the upload pictures button isn't
Even on the screen to add pictures to my album.
 

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We also own at Pono Kai and are anxious to stay there sometime. For now, I guess we will have to rent our weeks because we got Shearwater very easily through RCI.

It cost us less than one week's MF's at Shearwater to get two weeks in exchange. And we are going in August, supposedly a busy time for Kauai. :shrug: RCI has too much Kauai inventory, apparently.
 

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Jeff - thoroughly enjoyed the video!

We just returned yesterday from Maui (for the first time in 12 years) and so missed our favorite isle of Kauai! Maui was really nice, and the weather and unit assignment were great, and the whales were everywhere, but it just seemed so very busy and congested. We go to Kauai every October and and December, so your pictures are making us start thinking of another trip sometime sooner.

We went on the Alii Kayak trip probably six years ago and had a great time.

Thank you for sharing. Enjoy!
 

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nice picture and videos and we cannot wait for our trip to kauai this november! keep the updates coming.
 

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She went to Kauai Photo Tours. It was our Christmas present to her. It's in
kapaa right by the Taco Bell and right across from The Nani Moon mead Co.

We just picked her up and she had a great time. Lots of waterfalls. Been here
Three days and I finally made it to Bubba's Burgers, could be a record for
Me.:D

DS had his surf lesson today. stood up all the way to shore on his third try.:cheer:
Helicopter tour tomorrow for DW and DD. DS and I will drive around the south
Side of the island tomorrow.

I'll try to get more island photos posted tonight. Today was beautiful weather,
Nice and sunny and a great breeze.
 

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DD an DW decided to book the helicopter tour, Sunshine helicopters.
If the weather is bad .... don't go...:ignore:

We had Fish and Chips in the Bar & Grill in Kapaa by Safeway... Were very good.

How far away is October????
 
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I know what you mean about the weather and the copter ride. Looks pretty
Nice out there right now.

We did do the tasting at Nani Moon Meadery. Bought a bottle of pineapple,
Guava Sunset.

Getting ready to leave for the copter ride. We'll probably hang around the south
Side today.

Put a few more pics in the photo album. Here you go.

http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i461/slip99/Kauai%20February%202012/

Aloha
 

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DW and DD had great weather for the helicopter ride. DD loved it, DW
Couldn't hear the pilot very well but got some great picture. DS and I went
Driving around, he wanted to stop at the Home Depot and check out the prices.
He was surprise at the $15 a 4x8 sheet of half inch drywall. The rest of the
Prices were comparible though.

After we picked them up from the copter ride, we went to the Waimea Canyon
Lookout and the to Spouting Horn. Everyone loved both of these. After that we
Headed over to the Lawai Beech Resort and checked out a couple of units in the
Coral building. They let us look in unit 3407 a one bedroom and a two bedroom
A few units down. The two bedroom only had one bath. DW wife took some
Video. You'll have to excuse some of the sound, I was talking to the guy who
Showed us the unit. Everyone was extremely nice there.

Here's a link to the videos, if your interested.

http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i461/slip99/Kauai%20February%202012/Lawai%20Beech%20Resort/

Went to Brick Oven Pizza for dinner. I really like the pizza there but I've never
Met a pizza I didn't like.:D

Tomorrow the family is going Zip lining, So I should have about 3 hours to
Myself.:whoopie: After that, I think we'll take drive to Princeville

Aloha
 

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Jeff: I hope you are planning a whale watch while there.

We've always like Captain Andy's. Smaller boats are better in my opinion.

If you go please post photos. Mahalo

Once on Maui the whale came right up to the edge of the boat. You could actually see its' blow hole.

It blew and got one boy soaked and he started bawling. Captain says "rub that whale snot on your chest it will put hair on your chest!" So the kid did it. :hysterical:


Sterling
 

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DW and DD had great weather for the helicopter ride. DD loved it, DW
Couldn't hear the pilot very well but got some great picture.
That's great. I really wish they would charge a little more and not push the weather so hard.
 
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