Yes, I am way behind but I did want to do our last day on Kaua'i. It was sad to have to leave because it was such a relaxing trip, but that whole earning money thing gets in the way sometimes. One of the great things about staying at Pali Ke Kua was that we had our own access to Hideaways Beach. You can get to Hideaways from a public access but our side of the beach was only accessible by our private pathway or by swimming around a point. There are no private beaches in Kaua'i, but this was about as private as you can get. We had the beach all to ourselves.
We relaxed for a while, had lunch and then headed off for our next adventure.
We drove over to Kilauea Lighthouse. It is a beautiful lighthouse that sits on an incredible part of the coast. I was so counting on getting a picture of the lighthouse and was so disappointed when we got there and the lighthouse was covered up because they were painting it. You have to pay to get out to the lighthouse point as it is a state park. Pay the money and go out. It is worth it just to see the view off the point. It is like standing at the end of the world. You can feel the power of the waves around you.
Someday soon I want to go back and get a picture of the lighthouse. Oh, and did I say that you drive past Tropical Dreams ice cream to get there? Guess where we stopped on our way back?
For our last night we decided to go out to a really nice place to eat. We hadn't eaten dinner out yet so we wanted to go someplace really nice. The book recommended Duke's at the Kaua'i Marriott and we have some friends that had said it was good, so that's where we decided to go. Definitely a must if you want to have dinner out. Dinner was fabulous and the view.....well just look.
Cooking, Travel and just Other Stuff
You have to understand. I come from a line of very crafty people. My sister paints, one niece can knit anything out of a ball of yarn...oh and she paints and wood carves and makes jewelery. The other niece designs things and then sews them and then my great niece...well we will just call her insanely crafty. They all have blogs where they show all of their wonderful things they do. So, that brings me here. I decided I wanted a blog too, but what to write about. I'm not insanely crafty, can't paint, don't wood carve, tried knitting-didn't work....hummm, what do I do? Well, I like to cook and travel and eat, so I thought maybe we can start there. My blog will be about recipes I've made, places I go and restaurants I eat at with a few other things thrown in along the way. I've also heard that writing is good for you brain, so I figure-as I'm getting older now-this could be a good thing. So anyway, if you find my rantings worth commenting over, I'd love to hear from you. If I post a recipe you like, please let me know, other wise you can keep your opinions to yourself. This, after all, is my blog to make myself feel better, to try and compete with my family, because I don't do anything crafty.