When we go on vacation, it's usually to our fave place in the caribbean..St. Thomas/St. John. This time around though, my best friend from Long Island and her hubby decided to head to the west coast to join hubby and me for our first trip to Kauai.
It takes a bit of convincing to get my hubby to change it up..especially since the last time he gave in and we went to Oahu...it really wasn't that great of a trip for us with torrential rains, a funnel cloud outside our hotel, cool weather and our car getting robbed in Waikiki.
Kauai though, a much different trip altogether. Maybe it was because it wasn't February like our first time....or maybe it was because we had another couple with us...or perhaps it was because the weather was a sunny 82 every day..but this time was great! Could also be because it was a different island! On this trip, I had three "firsts". A ride in a helicopter, a close encounter of sorts with two endangered Monk seals sleeping on the beach, and my first luau! Life is good! Anyway, here are some pictures of my trip!
I was taking my morning walk and came upon these endangered Monk Seals. Apparently there are very few..around 1000 left..and it's not common to see two on the beach at the same time as they are loners. Pretty darn cool sight!
For some reason, I thought this picture was funny. I mean, here we are in a place where Kona coffee SHOULD be served, but NOOOOO.. Starbucks. They really are everywhere!
If we had to leave Kauai, at least we had a beautiful double rainbow to send us off in style!