We just got back from an amazing 8 days on Kaua'i. Pete and I went for our honeymoon 18 years ago and it's changed, but not that much. At that time, I never would have thought I'd be back 18 years later with 3 girls, all old enough to snorkel and boogie board. Pretty amazing. We stayed in a lovely condo at Nihi Kai Villas, which had a great kitchen—I cooked up a storm, buying fresh food from the farmer's markets and fell in love with the okinawan sweet potato in a big way. It's perfect to cook with, doesn't get mushy and has the best flavor. Delicious. It's hard to be back, the weather was amazing, we had perfect timing, because I'm told March can be very wet there. Here's a short list of some of our favorites-
- Kipu Ranch Tour. Stupid fun. We both drove, it was the girls' favorite activity.
- snorkeling and boogie boarding at Poipu beach, which we could walk to from the condo
- Allerton Garden (kind of a yawn for the girls, but we loved it)
- Puka Dog
- fish tacos from Savage Shrimp
- All the fresh fruit, fish and veggies at the local farmers markets
Other great random stuff:
- Fabric shopping at the Kapaia Stitchery
- Seeing Donny Osmond at our Budget car rental. He got a convertible red corvette. For real.
- The photo app my middle child told me about which I played with for 6 hours on the plane on the way home and I made the collages with —Mirror Collage.
- Finding out later that my two younger daughters made a movie during the plane ride there, and we didn't even know they were making it.