Rain in Waipouli

Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:34 AM
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I'm excited now.....Lono just phoned and he has my necklace ready!

No rain at the moment but cloudy and overcast.

 
Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:00 PM
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Oh, Thank you Thank YOU! I needed that!

I will take notes of these places before we leave!

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Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Donita,

Does that $175 a week for the rental include all the taxes and fees that usually add another $50 or so? If so, you got yourselves a mighty fine deal.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your time on the hell-hole and don't forget to give maria a big mainland hug from me and Marteen.

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Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:19 PM
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pila and OSB, here's a few more bones to toss your way!

Yes, the $175 for the car was for everything for a week. Got it thru Costco. But, we did look like Jed and Granny on their way to Beverly Hills. Remind me to tell you of our trip to Denmark when we laughed ourselves sick and were the Clampetts!! It's funny.

I haven't heard from Auntie yet. She must be embarrassed by a couple of Clampett southerners.

....ok........so, it was another crappy day in Paradise. This will be short and sweet as I have to go soak my tired aching bones in the hot tub.

The day started being awakened by Lono to tell me he had my necklace ready. Had breakfast in the condo and kicked back here for a while before heading out to pick up my new/old shell lei. He did a remarkable job of taking my old necklace and bracelet and combining them for a beautiful new look. His little kehki was so cute. She was going to the beach and to buy yogurt and bubble bath now that her daddy had some money!! The real icee purchased one of his fish hook carvings. He does it from mother of pearl and it is just exquisite. I'll make photos of all of this and let you all see our jewelry.

So, after getting our jewelry we were just going to drive up the road and bit and take in the ocean.

We kept driving until we were already at the turn off to the lighthouse. Went to my favorite spot on the island and killed an easy hour. Whales were jumping and birds were soaring and nenes were waddling. We also saw the bricks that you can purchase as a part of the lighthouse restoration project. I love this spot and know where seafoam green was created. I love watching that green foam roaring and crashing against the rocks.

From there we left and went to the home of a great Hawaiian named Juny. Juny sculpts pendants and earrings from opihi shells. He is preparing for next week on the Big Island at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo on The Big Island so we had first choice at some prize picks. Two years ago I purchased an octupus and taro leaf pendant and earrings that I have worn and enjoyed so much. Today, I was fortunate to find a bird of paradise and also a plumeria pendant. Love both of them and if I get as many compliments on them as I have the octopus and the taro then it will be well worth the money spent. At The Merrie Monarch Festival there are about 200 craftsmen. Your wears must native to Hawaii and made in Hawaii. No imported China stuff is allowed. We spent probably an hour with Juny and his wife just talking story and enjoying our new found friends. Juny and the real icee talked hunting and fishing while Juny's wife and I talked celebrities and others here on Kauai. She filled me in on who the locals like and who they do not like. It was a fun time spent with them. I was originally introduced to Juny by Margot55 who used to post on this forum. Margot, if you happen to still be around, Juny is very complimentary of you! Thanks for turning me on to him!

We left Juny's place (which is on the way to the lighthouse) and headed toward Hanalei because the real icee thought it was the perfect time of day to go to the green church and make photos.

Took a detour over to The Hanalei Pier and had a fun time making photos of the mountains and waterfalls and watching all of the people taking surfing lessons.

After stopping and making photos of the church, we headed on north....you just can't get enough of this place.

The Farmer's Market was in Hanalei today so we stopped and ate our way thru there. Got lots of tropical fruits and also some flowers. Got apple bananas and an avocado that I can identify. Found this fruit similar to a lychee, only big and red and prickly looking. Another fruit that is like a candied yam, some other weird thing that is like brown sugar(I didn't care for this one, but the real icee did).

Continued on north to the end of the road with several stops and pullovers along the way.

This place is so beautiful! There just aren't enough adjectives to describe the beauty of Kauai.

Came back and went to an early dinner at Kauai Pasta. Splendid..........had carprese salad, mixed baby greens, pasta marinara and pasta with meat sauce. Then, oh then........the big O happened right there in the restaurant when we shared a milk chocolate coconut creme brulee!!!!!!! I'm not sure it was as good for the real icee as it was for me, but it put a smile on my face!! Kauai Pasta does not serve alchohol, but you can take your own wine for a $5 fee. Great food and outstanding service.

Gotta go to the hot tub now!!!! Will probably make a drive south tomorrow and see if Spouting Horn is still spewing....

Donita
 
Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:19 PM
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I was wondering what this thread was about. I thought it was a newbie asking if it rains in Waipouli!!!

Glad to see you are enjoying yourself! have you tried pickled mango yet? My friend just brought some to my office....brok da mout!
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Old Apr 4th, 2007, 12:20 AM
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Crap...........I just did a report on our fun time on Oahu and the flippin thing got LOST in Paradise again.

Guess I better do it in word and then paste it, huh.

We had a great time on Oahu, specially with Melissa, Chepar, Mari808 and even with Icuy(by telecon).

 
Old Apr 4th, 2007, 06:13 AM
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Living vicariously!

You Clampitts sure get around. Did the real iceee remember to bring his corn cob pipe?

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Old Apr 4th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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pila...should I have fruit for breakfast? Yes? Ok then, lilikoi pie it is!
 
Old Apr 4th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Donita: What a fabulous report and glad you are having such a terrific time. BTW, the big red soft-prickly lychee-looking fruit is rambatun, MelissaHI and I love them.
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Old Apr 4th, 2007, 11:55 AM
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Shang, I'm with you and MelissaHI...I love the rambutun also.

Last time we were here lychees were plentiful, so I was disappointed they were not ready.....Now, that I found rambutun, I am a happy girl

Wish you could have been with us at the Honolulu GTG to toss back a few lychee martinis!!
 
Old Apr 4th, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Now that you've had your helathy fruit bfast, what's on the days agenda? Carpe diem missy!
 
Old Apr 4th, 2007, 01:02 PM
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I'm waiting for slow poke!! He's on Hawaii time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've already walked and talked and had breakfast and a 1/2 pot of coffee along with POG.

I think we may head down Poipu way and make sure there is still a Spouting Horn. Perhaps go over to Lawai Beach in time for sunset.

You know what I really really really love about Kauai? Not having to dress for dinner.

Know what else? Not wearing makeup.

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Old Apr 4th, 2007, 02:36 PM
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...But do you have to do your hair?? Ugh!
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Old Apr 4th, 2007, 11:04 PM
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Nope, OSB, you put a hat on your head! You get em for $5 at the ABC Store or $18 at the other stores or bring your foldable smushable one from home.
 
Old Apr 5th, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Yesterday was just another day in Paradise. Pretty lazy and laid back day! We did drive out to gander at Wailua Falls. They have built a new stone wall and put up lots of fences to try and keep people from hiking to the bottom of the falls. I still heard people talking about trying to find the trail head. I just don't get why some want to endanger their lives, but I guess they think Paradise can't be dangerous.

If you need a malasada fix, go to the lady that has a stand in front of KMart. She keeps them warm and they are very good. She has just regular sugar and also cinnamon. She opens at 9 am and said she runs out most days about 3 ish. These are much better than the malasadas that we picked up at Kauai bakery. Now, Kauai bakery had some awesome looking pie and breads. Smelled great!!!!!!!!

The real icee enjoyed watching the folks out on Kalapaki beach while I tried to find me a new Easter frock at Tropical Tantrum in the Marriott. I may go back, but gotta check TT in Kapaa first.

Early dinner at Olympic Cafe in Kapaa. Fish tacos for me and an ahi sandwich for the real icee.

We've been getting a late start every day since the real icee has had work to do, but tomorrow is a holiday so we will start early and end late!! Yipee.

I do hope I find a new Easter frock!!

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Old Apr 5th, 2007, 09:55 PM
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bbq, I thought of you yesterday and also wondered something. We went to Kilohana Plantaion...and they have a place there called Clayworks. The lady was throwing a pot. Is that the proper term? Just whatever happened to my aloha vase?

Btw, the Kilohana plantation estate is beautiful. Gaylord's is the restaurant on site and appears to have a lot going for it.

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Old Apr 5th, 2007, 10:06 PM
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You know you have really arrived in Paradise, when icee is working and you're chatting online instead of knocking honeymooners over on your way to Queen's Bath. How wonderful the life of leisure!
 
Old Apr 6th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Yes Donya, "throwing" is the correct term! Was it an interesting shop? I'll be "throwing" a pot at you one day, not to worry. You know we've never been to Gaylords and Kilohana. We must do it this time...in...115 DAYS!

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Old Apr 6th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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What? Not even a post card?

Oly Cafe, La Playita, Gaylord's, Hamura's, JoJO's, Taro Ko, K'Pasta, malasadas...
Is ***kim**** your travel agent? :-?
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Old Apr 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Made our way yesterday up to spectacular Waimea Canyon. It's wonderful going up to the canyon, but the real icee scares the peediddle out of me coming down! Tried to make our way out to Polihale, but the road is so bumpy and full of pot holes, we turned around. Talk about a whole lot of shaking going on. I'm not sure if it put my back into place or shook it out of place!!!

Spouting Horn is still spouting and that's always a sight to behold.

And, a real sight to behold was when we saw our very first beached monk seal napping on Lawa'i Beach. That was a first for us. It was great.

Other than continuing my search for the perfect mumu and accompanying easter bonnet, we are just gonna stick close by to the resort today. A crapload of people arrived yesterday and the pool was packed with kids last night, so maybe they will all be out sightseeing today and we will stick by right chere.

If we do get out and do any driving, I want to stop at Anini Beach and see if I have any luck harvesting Kahelelani shells.

Check out this website...I think the clayworks place is on this one.

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