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it was fun while it lasted

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IMG_7207IMG_7299being home safe is always a good thing, spending a week in kauai was a good thing too. had a wonderful time with sara – alex – celia – effie rose – ramone – toni. it was the perfect getaway. i can not think of a better place to have a better end of summer vacation. i had good times and know that the memories [and photos] will last everyone for quite a while. hope there will be other adventures ahead but kauai 2013 was just so much fun it will be hard to find something better. bye kauai and thanks. signed: meken47.

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kauai beaches and water views

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the beaches of kauai were all great sights to see. i enjoyed walking at poi’pu beach nearby IMG_5959IMG_6489IMG_6573and photo-ing the waves. could almost see a turtle riding the waves too.  the q’s just about played beach every day. on our trips we stopped to look at a few and also found salt IMG_6354IMG_7263IMG_6358pond state beach and played there. the beaches of kauai just seemed a little bit more special then the local ones. i had a great time looking around and IMG_6467IMG_6732IMG_6761photo-ing. that way the memories will last forever. yup. i think my favorite beach adventure was with the q’s chasing after glass beach, on a unpaved IMG_7243IMG_6714IMG_6620road behind a chevron refinery and watching the sunset and looking for bits of glass just seemed like the right thing to do. effie rose and celia found some nice colored glass to bring home for me to save. yup and thanks. signed: meken47.

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on the road

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with our rented dodge grand caravan license kas 540 we had a nice time driving up IMG_5920IMG_7164IMG_6800and around kauai. we went somewhere over 400 miles and used up a tank and a half of gas [$4.59]. we went to see beaches, waterfalls, the canyon, a fern grotto and all around the IMG_6258IMG_6310IMG_6926airport too. even at home i often take road photos so it was great being in kauai and taking even more. plenty of nice sights and plenty of different ones too. just nice to drive. we IMG_6065IMG_6712IMG_6245would go on highway 520 to highway 50 then highway 550 to the west and highway 520 to the 50 to the 56 to the east. sara and alex did most of the driving, i just played shotgun and was the official photographer. yup. signed: meken47.

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a waterfall a canyon and a lighthouse

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one of our big road trips was to see waimea canyon, which while it was not grand it was a very large and a great to see canyon. up a windy road we easily found it. having seen the grand IMG_6106IMG_6101IMG_6110canyon there is no comparrison but it certainly was a beautiful sight. walked to the lookout spot and played photo, it is one of the must see places to see in kauai. we IMG_6268IMG_6266IMG_6281were not alone as the parking lot filled and buses were coming too. and yes there were chickens too. after photo ops we headed down and back to the pool and/or the beach. yup. another drive  got us to opaeka falls, not the biggest or the best but one to see and photo too. only a 40 feet drop but right off the highway and we pictured and pictured it IMG_6274IMG_6296IMG_6912some more. toni had wanted to see at least one waterfall in kauai and it turned out to be opaeka. on a trip north we stopped to see kilauea lighthouse from afar, it was inside a wildlife sanctuary and we did not think it was worth $20 to get a closer look. photo-ing IMG_6915IMG_6919IMG_6922works and it was a picture postcard view. there were beach stops in between and other to look at places but a canyon, waterfall and lighthouse were worth the time and the gas. yup. signed: meken47.

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we saw a beautiful wedding spot

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one of the e-ticket attractions in kauai is the fern grotto and we made it there with effie rose and celia. it was a 20 minute ride from our home base and we were boated to the IMG_7037IMG_7041IMG_7033grotto via smith’s tropical paradise. cost us $54 to be taken to the grotto, along the way we were entertained by singers and dancers. the girls [and me] were IMG_7055IMG_7060IMG_7079shown the basic hula steps. the entire tour took just under 90 minutes and we were dropped off at the grotto and walked up and then had a few more songs [hawaiian wedding song] and photo opps. celia liked the thought of having a wedding here. i am IMG_7100IMG_7095IMG_7111sure she will keep it as a possible when the event happens. just like everywhere else in kauai there were chickens roaming around. the grotto is just a lush area with a IMG_7119IMG_7146 IMG_7123cavern in the middle. glad we went and found it. we had a lot of hours in kauai and using a few of them to fern grotto was well spent time. yup. signed: meken47.

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the 10

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spent 8 days and 7 nights in kauai, went somewhere every day and ate at a few of the IMG_6281IMG_6006IMG_6516restaurants. had hawaiian ices and lots of sara food. went to see this and that and it all ended up being just about perfect. here are the 10 most fun things that happened. [no special order] 1] having 5 hawaiian ices [watermelon/banana/pineapple/pink IMG_6725IMG_7108IMG_6720lemonade/pineapple/ vanilla & grape. 2] sara food [she played cook] 3] going to the fern grotto via smith’s tropical paradise [celia liked the idea of being wed there] 4] surviving being strung by a bee6] seeing the waimea canyon 7] sara’s lost tablet and i-phone adventure 8] having chili fries w/beans at bubba’s 9] IMG_7180IMG_6449IMG_6037watching happy all the time ramone 10] watching the sunset at glass beach with the q’s and looking for bits of colored glass [effie found some nice ones]. these were the fun things, we were always doing something and i could keep on telling about ALL the fun things and places that we did and saw. these were some of the things i do not want to forget about. yup. signed: meken47.

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