The One with Kauai Day One


Sunday, July 10, 2011

The internet has been shotty at best so I haven't been able to blog but my sister has had better luck (and is better at paraphrasing and downsizing her photos) so you can check out the abridged version of our trip on her blog. I won't blame you if you just scroll on through these Kauai posts! They're long, lengthy, and picture-y! But nonetheless, here's what we've been up to on our fabulous vacation.

When you wake up in the morning and this is what you see, you know life is grand!
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While Fox was still sleeping Chris and I asked Allie to listen for him and we headed out to the beach to go on a romantic morning walk.
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It was like a 10 minute honeymoon!
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A perfect sunrise.
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Our feet sank so far into the sand we practically made it halfway to China!
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Our plan for the day was to drive along the southwest side of the island and see all that we could see. First stop: the Spouting Blowhole. This fun sign greeted us.
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There are chickens and roosters EVERYWHERE!
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I took a video of the Spouting Blowhole in action.
Stillshots.
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Fox won't remember this (or any of this trip, sad), but here's proof he was here!
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Aunt Allie and Fox.
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Grandma Carolyn and Fox.
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It started monsooning so we hightailed it under the covered safety of the tourist trap shops.
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We loaded back up in the car and drove along our merry way.
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We stopped at a viewpoint. When I think of Hawaii this is what I picture in my mind's eye.
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I just want to squeeeeze him!
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Our family at this incredible viewpoint.
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Chris saw a sign for a swinging bridge in Hanapepe so of course we had to stop.
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It was actually quite scary to walk across! Teeter totter!
My cute boys.
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Back in the car, Fox fell asleep. Obsessed with his paci much?
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Next stop: Shipwreck Beach.
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We climbed to the top of that rock and it started to downpour so we ran back to the car.
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We went back to the hotel and took a leisurely bath in the pool.
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We took a walk further down the beach and I noticed this lady was feeding birds right out of her hand! "Feed the birds, tuppence a bag!"
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Next we walked across the street to the shopping center to see what there is to see.
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I like these cute baby bags.
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As well as these beaded animals.
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I was taking a nap during lunch so my tummy was grumbling so I got me a Puka Dog.
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The buns are like rolls with a tube carved out where the hot dog goes in then they squirt a special sauce and a fun variety of relishes like pineapple or coconut and such. It was delicious!
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One of my very favorite pictures of Allie and Fox so far. Outside Puka Dogs.
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We strolled back to the hotel and I admired some pretty blooming trees.
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A huge pretty yellow flower.
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In the front of the hotel is a koi pond with ginormous koi.
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I love seeing these license plates everywhere. ALOHA is right!
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My dad can't sit still for longer than 5 minutes so we packed up and headed out on another adventure. First stop: we tried to get closer to this abandoned sugar cane mill.
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There were goats in front bleating for attention.
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Which Allie happily provided.
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Goats have horizontal slits for irises! Freaky!
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Eventually we made our way to a golf course in an attempt to try and get to this lighthouse.
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We gaped at the magnificent views and beauty around us.
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We tried walking to the lighthouse and seriously had a "LOST" moment traipsing through the jungle.
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Alas the trail led to a secluded beach and not the lighthouse so we turned around and met Chris, Fox, and Allie back at the golf course.
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Allie jumping and a palm tree growing out of Chris's stomach.
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Chillaxing.
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Some kind of bugs are eating through these leaves making for a neat lacey pattern.
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A wrong turn actually led us to the lighthouse! Success!
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After the lighthouse we came back to the hotel, ate Costco pizza for dinner, and went to bed after a fun-filled day!
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