Monday, May 18, 2015


Leg two of our Honeymoon, was six days in beautiful Kauai. We stayed at a Sheraton Resort right on Poipu Beach and spent most of our free time laying out by the ocean or pool. We explored the entire perimeter of the island traveling every mile of hwy 50/56 from West to East to North Shore at Ke'e Beach. There weree so many different terrains as you drove, it really did remind you of South Dakota, plains, desserts and lush vegetation *Minus the Ocean and AWESOME climate 24/7*  You also couldn't help but see wild chickens running around every which direction. They weren't your normal chickens, very tame and very beautiful.

We celebrated my birthday in different ways, I gave myself a spa day and layed out by the ocean and pool, and Kyle went deep sea fishing. I enjoyed my hour massage and he got to catch a mahi mahi fish. When Kyle got back to the resort we enjoyed a nice dinner at one of the best restaurants on the island, Rum Fire.

On Wednesday we scheduled an excursion with OutfittersKauai. The tour is set up for 20 people but since the day was slow, we got a private paddle board experience. Paddle boarding was way harder then I thought it would be! We cruised down the river to a hiking location and hiked one mile inland to a private water hole lagoon. There was a zip line and a 20 foot ledge to jump off of into fresh water run off from waterfalls. I normally wouldn't jump into a body of unknown water, but I faced my fear and it was actually pretty fun, but the water was chilly! We topped the night off at a great italian restaurant our guide recommended, La Spezia.

Thursday was by far my favorite day. Kyle and I golfed 18 holes at Kauai Lagoons Golf Course. The whole back 9 was right along the ocean. And yes, I lost several balls into the ocean. Some on purpose, some not. It was just a gorgeous day and a fun round together.  On our way back to our resort, we stopped and got Hawaii famous, Shave Ice. That was amazing. It was way better than a Sno Cone because it not only has flakey ice but icecream. The macadamia flavoring was beyond good. Then we got ready for the Luau at our hotel. It was right at sunset and all you can eat and drink with live entertainment. It was a really good time and we enjoyed the entertainment. There was a fire dancer and lots of hula dancers.

Friday we explored the north shore and drove all the way to Ke'e Beach. This was supposedly a secluded beach but it was very busy! Plus it was raining so we didn't stay for too long but it was nice to see the other half of the island and spend some time driving together. We watched for whales and saw some spouting and enjoyed our last Hawaiian sunset together.

Our final day in Hawaii, we rented a cabana and relaxed in the sun and ordered food and drinks. Our flight left later that evening and then we were back to the cold chilly weather. It was a great vacation and we can't wait to travel again!

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