The Icees are having Fun Fun Fun on Kauai

Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:31 PM
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The Icees are having Fun Fun Fun on Kauai

Rain in Waipouli

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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/02/2007, 01:48 pm
Hi Friends
We are on the bug infested, rooster crowing, rainy island of Kauai. It's beautiful.

Oh well, going out now....bet I see a rainbow!!

Just wanted to toss another bone to my friend, iamq. Don't worry, you really don't want to come back here anyway. They rolled up our sidewalk last night at 9 pm!

Donita




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Author: iamq
Date: 04/02/2007, 02:40 pm
WOOF!



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Author: lcuy
Date: 04/02/2007, 03:07 pm
9 pm on a sunday night! How come so late??





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Author: olesouthernbelle
Date: 04/02/2007, 04:47 pm
I've been gone a week and a half and I expected, when I returned, to be able to catch up on all of the iceeu2 gang's fun on the Big Island!

I certainly didn't expect to see the K9 gang being so passive about the huge LACK of info here!!!

Am I the only one who wants to shake things up abit & raise alittle cain about all the hype of things to come that hasn't???

Whew! I see you've made it to the boring island! So maybe NOW you can fill us in on the fun stuff on the BI!

(Really, with my upcoming trip, I want to know what you did that you'd recommend passing up, as I have too much on my itinerary!).

Have fun and post when you get a chance!



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Author: iamq
Date: 04/02/2007, 05:28 pm
OSB,

I properly chastised Donita about her hit and run posts (which btw she has been doing since she left), but it has done no good. As usual she continues to ignore me. Her trip report better be better than these little jealousy-inducing tidbits!

Bill



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Author: olesouthernbelle
Date: 04/02/2007, 07:11 pm
Bill: Agreed! I just can't wait!!



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Author: Kealalani
Date: 04/02/2007, 08:29 pm
I just googled that Rainy Resort. Last time I was there it looked like a big construction mistake surrounded by a landscaping nightmare of dead palm trees.

WOW it looks amazing! Check out the website!

That Donita is one wicked wahine! Trip report!!!!!!



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 02:09 am
Oh my dear gulls. Don't get so antsy. Both of our blood pressures dropped when our flight landed here on Kauai. Must be about 50/20!!!! No joke, we are that laid back.

Now, OSB, we did not make it to the Big Island. Instead we did 2 days on Oahu(wonderful) and 3 in Hana and 2 in Wailea. Maybe if I ever get up and about I will do a bit in Word and copy and paste it for you.

Today was our first full day on Kauai. After we stopped yesterday at Costco, KMart and Safeway for provisions-wine, vodka and POG being the essentials, we just checked into the beautiful Waipouli Beach Resort in Kapaa. The unit we are staying in I found on vrbo.com. It is also a member of Outrigger's Condominium Collection. OSB, you may want to look on vrbo and stay at this place. The unit we are in, I ended up paying $199/night. The refrigerator is a Sub Zero and the cooktop is Wolf. Granite counter tops. The real icee and I love this condo, especially the kitchen. It is across the street from Safeway.

Ok...so, we got here on Sunday afternoon. Unpacked, did laundry, walked the resort and the beach. Long after our pupus and cocktails, we walked across the street to La Playita Azul and shared a Seafood Burrito. It was a huge flour tortilla filled with fish, shrimp, scallops, veggies and rice and beans. Had some kind of tangy sour cream topping. Really good
and huge. The chef has recently left here and gone to a new place called Monico's Taqueria and taken most of the business to that location down the road, but our food was great and we didn't have to wait.

To be continued......



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 02:34 am
Well, today we just woke to rain, roosters and bugs. Why does anyone want to come here?

This was a laid back and business tending kind of day.

A few years ago, I had purchased a couple of kahelelani shell necklaces and bracelets from an artisan who displayed his wares at 'Opaeka'a Falls. Now that I am an ample size woman I don't like the way my favorite necklace chokes me, so after driving around in circles(but seeing beautiful countryside), we finally got to the falls to find he and his partner and their child were not there.

I was disappointed, so we drove down to Lydgate Park to watch the kekis play in the pools. Being the good pack rat that I am, I was able to put my hands on Lono's business card which had his phone number. Luckily, he answered my call on the first ring. He no longer does Nihau shell creations, but does carvings now. He gave me directions to his home and we trekked there and visited with he and his beautiful 3 year old daughter. I left my necklace and a bracelet with him and he is going to restring them and add an extension. He was excited to be working on a new creation, and I was excited to be getting a new look with my old goods. Happy happy! Good times indeed to quote our sistahlou! Where is she?

To backtrack a bit....2 years ago when we were here I also bought some great opihi shell carving pieces of jewelry from a fellow up by the lighthouse. Well, we ran into him at the airport yesterday in Maui. Long conversation short....he is making some new jewelry for a big show on The Big Island, and we are going up to his house in a few days and snatch a couple of new creations before their introduction. It was so great to visit with him and when his little grandson came up, it just gave me the chills when he told the kid that we were "talking story". That was a cool experience.

Continuing since all of you should be asleep right now.....



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 02:58 am
Well, now it was time to do some eating and go ahead and ship edible goodies back home.

First stop....Hamura's Saimen in Lihue. Wonderful wonderful! The real icee had a special and I just had a small and a chicken bbq stick. What an experience. When the orders are taken the waitress sets the proper bowls out and that way the cook knows what to fill them with. Ordered a whole lilikoi pie, but then told her I would come back later since we decided we were going to Waimea for a shave ice for dessert! It's worth the drive. We had no watch or anywhere to be!! We're on vacation!!

So, we trek it down to Waimea to go to the new/old Jojo's. The new JoJo's is on the next street next to Bucky's Liquor. The lady who originally opened the JoJo's on the highway and made it famous and then sold it has opened the new place called JoJo's Shaved (yes, the sign says shaved) Ice and Treats. They also serve hot dogs and milk shakes. Anyway, I had passion orange with cream topping (condensed milk) and the real icee had something with macadamia nut ice cream and cream topping. Ono!! This new place is very clean and the young girls working there were very friendly.

Posting for now......



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:14 am
So, from the new/old JoJo's we walked down the street to go to Aunty Lilikoi's to send stuff home. Whoops!!! The place is now Kaua'i Granola. We bought Lilikoi Granola bytes, several things of cookies, and some kind of banana taro chip things. Good snacks. But, not to send home!!!

Now, Aunty Lilikoi is still around, just down the street and in a larger location. She now is making ice cream and sorbet and is also going to start making pies. I don't remember what we shipped home, but probably wasabi passion fruit mustard, passion/coconut syrup, jellies and passion fruit juice (for pie making) and passion fruit dressing. She ships it to you thru the postal service for what it costs her. $8 or $10, I can't remember! It's that box that costs the same no matter how heavy it is.

While we were in this store, there was a local talking about some great taro chips. Well, I asked where this place was and promised not to tell y'all about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The place is called Taro Ko Chips and is in Hanapepe Town. Oh, for goodness sakes, the non-descript place has the best taro chips ever. Bought some sweet potato chips also, but haven't tried them yet. This place you would never stop, much less go in, unless someone had told you to!!!! The little old lady working in the place must have been 90 years old.

We're finished eating for the day.....well, almost!!!!



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:23 am
Ok....so now we are headed back to Kapaa to end our day............

Detour...........Ele'ele to go to The Red Dirt Shirt Factory and pick up some shirts. The real icee was able to pick up some 2nds for only $3. Bought some first quality shirts also as well as some red dirt hats. When we return home, he plows (yeah, Green Acres, it is) the lower forty in his red dirt shirts. We both also took the quiz and Yes, we are both "Older Than Dirt"!

Now, we are for sure headed back ......

Stop........Hawaiian Trading Post! It was getting near their closing time, so we just went in to dream and gawk at their Niahau Shell Necklaces. No purchases, can you believe it?



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:27 am
The real icee is such a good sport...he remembered that I had told the lady at Hamaru's that I would come back for a pie. While he listened to the ball game on the radio, I went back into Hamura's. As soon as I walked up to the take out counter, the girl that waited on us earlier came over and said...One Pie!!!!



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:34 am
When it was time for dinner, we were too full, burp, to go out anywhere.

Just had fresh Shoyu Poke from Costco, chicken salad sandwiches (roitesserie chicken salad from Costco), fruit and taro ko chips. I made the real icee a POG martini. Other than being too strong, he said it was good!!!!

Can't wait for tomorrow....probably will drive north after we laze around the pool and beach here for a while.

Unless the plans change, we will not pig out all day, but will build up our appetites for dinner at Kauai Pasta.

love and kisses and love and kisses.....

Donita (formerly known as i'2)



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:42 am
Happy now you know who?



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:43 am
Oh, yeah....we did have lilikoi pie for dessert tonight.



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Author: lcuy
Date: 04/03/2007, 03:55 am
Okay "donita", this is now shaping up to be a great food, ooops, I mean, trip report.

Sounds like you're having FUN! Hope you'll post photos of the new/redone necklace.

Don't you just love eating in Hawaii? I just finished having fried limu poke, maki sushi and a quesadilla for dinner. Haupia for desert.



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 04:01 am
Lucy, that sounds great! Yes, I do love eating in Hawaii...and we missed you the other night at Kincaid's where we ate mighty fine!



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 04:07 am
When we did the Lihue shuffle-I got the bags and the real icee went for the car........the real icee got rooked on the car rental.

Had reserved a convertible thru Alamo for like $175 for the week. The lady told him the Sebrings were old and causing problems, but the new Mustangs (6,000 miles is new???) were great and he could "upgrade" for $10/day!!

We're driving a new Mustang! Geez, it's only money! But, a convertible is definitely the way to go!





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Author: iamq
Date: 04/03/2007, 09:28 am
Yes, I'm happy now!

Man alive, you guys get around! Keep the bones coming!

Bill



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/03/2007, 02:34 pm
I'm excited now.....Lono just phoned and he has my necklace ready!

No rain at the moment but cloudy and overcast.





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Author: olesouthernbelle
Date: 04/03/2007, 11:00 pm
Oh, Thank you Thank YOU! I needed that!

I will take notes of these places before we leave!





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Author: iamq
Date: 04/03/2007, 11:17 pm
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.

pilabanana



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Author: iceeu2
Date: 04/04/2007, 01:19 am
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



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Apr 3rd, 2007, 09:51 PM
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How you have any fun at all on that awful island is beyond me.....
BTW, the hairy lychee is Rambutan.
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Icuy, it's a very good fruit. I like it alot.

I just did a report on our great time on the beautiful island of Oahu and poof, gone.

Will do it in Word and paste in the next day or so.

 
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:01 AM
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I'm so jealous!
 
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:20 AM
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Don't be jealous GoTravel! I'm having to eat fruit for breakfast! Fruit in the form of lilikoi(passion fruit)!
 
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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Don't be jealous GoTravel! I'm having to eat fruit for breakfast! Fruit in the form of lilikoi(passion fruit)PIE!
 
Apr 4th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Pie for breakfast?

...and I'm NOT jealous...envious maybe...or pissed off maybe...
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Apr 4th, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Add rum!
 
Apr 4th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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bill, remember this little guy? amp;

Isn't this how we met?
 
Apr 4th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Hmm..I thought this ~gt; was how we met.

What's on the docket for today? Mumu shopping for Easter Sunday?

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Apr 5th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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bbq, do you think I need an Easter bonnet to accompany my mumu?
 
Apr 5th, 2007, 12:34 PM
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How about a crown of plumeria blossoms?

Better yet, how about a stuffed rooster!

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Apr 6th, 2007, 07:21 PM
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What about that tiara I've been hearing so much about?! Aren't you wearing it all over Kauai?
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Hey icee2!!

You're on Kauai...lucky, lucky you!! Now it's my turn to be amp; of you!!

Have a wonderful time!
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OSB, they recognize me as the queen whereever I go. Just didn't want to make such a spectacle of myself on Easter Sunday.

daydreamin, to see just how much fun we are having, check out the Rain in Waipouli thread.
 
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WARNING: Read at your own risk! This is 2 years old!!! I'm trying to figure how to get it under my trip reports.
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