I never thought I would be able to afford to go to Hawaii. However, with frequent flyer miles and friends that moved to the island, this was a chance of a lifetime. I paid to have a traditional Hawaiian greeting by being presented with a lei at the airport. I may never get back to Hawaii, so I wanted to start my vacation off this way. I paid 27.00 for a sign that held my name and a fresh flower lei. In addition, the flowers dried beautifully and I will keep them as a memento.
I went to Kauai. This island is rugged and perfect for adventure seekers and hikers. I went in November/December and it was muddy, rainy and a little cooler than state side people would think of Hawaii. I loved all of the must do hikes;the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, the State Parks, the beaches, and the food.
Spam was delicious and fun. McDonald’s sells it in their big breakfast and I was surprised how great it was. I also loved the Kountry Kitchen in Kapaa. It was a traditional breakfast and nothing fancy, but the bacon was outstanding. They also served avocado toast which I found delightful. Dukes restaurant had outstanding food, service and the location was fantastic.
During my stay, they started siren testing for Nuclear Weapon attacks, the first Friday of the month at noon, so remember this if your near a horn and pack ear plugs it’s annoying. Also, please note this is the same sound as the Tsunami siren, so brush up on your weather and politics if you head that way.
Kauai is home to many movies, and for good reason, it’s rugged, jungle like and beautiful.