Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kauai day 4 part 2 - post Sleeping Giant

After the hike, Jim is pulling a Sleeping Giant imitation on our balcony (and sun burning his feet).

We left Jim on the balcony and Chris hanging out in the room...

Cheryl and I headed out to the Poipu tide pools.

There are some good sized fish in there

And a couple of cuddling sea cucumbers

Afterwards we headed out for a real nice dinner at "The Wrangler" in Waimea with the family. Where we had a great dinner and even greater dessert.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Kauai day 4, part 1 - The Sleeping Giant

Today, we took one of the trails that I've always wanted to try... up to the top of the Sleeping Giant! Only 4 miles round trip!

You can see the head of the Giant up in the distance:

And away we go...

... and go...

... and go!

Very soon we are up above Wailua!

Here's a great view of the river mouth.

Then we are up to the top of his sternum.

End of the trail? But, we haven't reached the head yet!

We wait on the neck:

While the kids head to the head:

A couple of views from the top... Makai - side:

and mauka - side:

Our day isn't over yet... more to come!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hawaiian Quilts

While in Kauai, Cheryl and I each got a pack of Hawaiian fabric scraps from Hilo Hattie. It was $5 per bag of mostly square scraps which were remnants from their clothing production. I picked a masculine looking pack to make a quilt for Chris's room. Cheryl got a more colorful pack. Here are our finished quilts...

Here's Cheryl's. It's her first quilt and she did a great job:

And here is the one that I made for Chris:

Not bad for $5, huh?

It's been a busy at work since we got back, but look for the Kauai recap to start up again soon!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kauai - day 3

Cheryl and I started our day with a 6 mile run to spouting horn and back; then we moved East... Hitting all our favorite hot spots:

1) Walmart

2) Coconut Marketplace

3) Hilo Hattie's

4) Waipouli Center (the one with the painting of a whale)

5) Wailua Falls

6) Opaekaa Falls

We also hit Anchor Cove, Kalapaki Beach and then back to Grandma's house to hang out.

Did you kiddos save a beer for Papa?

How many people's 97 year old grandma can cook Chicken Hekka? (Don'[t forget to dig to the bottom because there it tofu!)

Grandma K is really amazing... and a GREAT cook!

Excuse us while we finish our YUMMY dinner... :oD

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hooray for Hollywood!!!

We interrupt the Kauai recap with an 11 mile run up to the Hollywood sign with the Run With Soul running group.

The cave in this one is the cave they used in the old Batman series. It's the original batcave! :wink: It's not really a cave; just a few intersecting tunnels.

After that it was a long drive home in bumper to bumper traffic. Then I had to jump in the shower to get ready for a retirement party. Busy busy Saturday!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kauai 2015 - day 2

Today we stuck to the south and west sides of the island, doing the sight seeing thing. We need to make sure that all the standard sights are still there, and if they are then our place is right in the world. haha!

Yep. Menehune Ditch is still there :oD

... the swinging bridge too!

The Waimea black sand beach is just how we remembered it.

And the landing:

Look who I found on the landing. He crawled right up onto my hand. I had Jim hold him for a picture.

The Russian Fort is still there:

... there's a familar sight:

Messing around a the river mouth.

Uhhhh.... can someone translate, please?

Spouting Horn is still there!

And a guy named Prince Kuhio ;oD

We hit the Sunshine Market in Kekaha for bananas and mountain apples...

YUM... uh, NOT! Haha!

Then back to hanging out at Grandma K's house and L&L for dinner.

ALOHA, day 2!!!