Oh, boy! So much to share since I last posted. I could write a whole blog post on my "deep thoughts" while hiking alone in Kauai. But it's LA's birthday, and she is out jogging before we head to breakfast, so let me see if I can speed through this, while adding a little color commentary to the photos you would already have seen on Facebook.
Wednesday I just lounged around the St. Regis, which was AMAZING! I had a delicious brunch of eggs benedict with Kalua pork on the to-die-for terrace of the hotel. I never managed to get a pic that did it justice, but here's one from the website.
While I'm lifting photos from the website...here's another great one, which is basically just like the room I was in, with a slightly different view:
Also...one of the many delightful features of this hotel is a "privacy window" in the bathroom, which lets you enjoy the view while you shower! Again, I can't say how glad I am I splurged on this hotel. I've already recommended it as a honeymoon destination for two of our favorite people who aren't even engaged yet!
Tuesday night I watched the sunset from the lobby bar and enjoyed some absolutely scrumptious sushi.
Wednesday morning I was up and at 'em early. Since it was raining a bit, I headed south and drove to Waimea Canyon. En route, I stopped at a waterfall. (The woman at the Hertz counter let me upgrade to a convertible for $100 -- money well spent!)
From the canyon, I kept driving toward several lookout points until the road ended. I hiked a bit on the last lookout. It was a bit drizzly, but the whole experience was a ton of fun, and there were plenty of people around, so I didn't feel unsafe wandering in the wilderness on my own or anything.
It was about 2 p.m. by the time I finished. I was ravenous and stopped for fish tacos in Waimea. I couldn't decide between a wasabi fish and a shrimp papaya. The lady told me they were pretty sizable, and one would probably suffice, but I was so hungry I just inhaled them both. Both were EXCELLENT!!!
I wanted to check out more of the south end of the island, but I was jet lagged and just exhausted, so I drove back to the hotel. It was raining, so I ended up just turning out the lights and going to bed around 7:30. The benefit of traveling solo -- keeping your own schedule!
Thursday morning, I drove around Hanalei Bay toward the Kalalau Trail. I knew it would be strenuous, and it definitely was. But there were still a lot of people out enjoying it. I got tickled when kids would scamper around me like little billy goats!
I tried to get a photo, since I'd showered and put on a decent outfit, but I settled for a crappy selfie.
Then I enjoyed the pool and hot tub and watched another gorgeous sunset.
Time to get ready for Leigh Ann's birthday dinner. More on the "sistermoon" in the next entry!