Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
One of the best and all-around completely awesome (I tend to use that word lightly - but on this occasion it's actually warranted) things about our trip was the Pacific Voyagers! One morning, seven vaka moana arrived and anchored in Hanalei Bay. They'd sailed from New Zealand and Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands using ancient polynesian navigation techniques. I know! We got to go aboard the vaka from Fiji (Uto Ni Yalo) and meet the beautiful and amazing sailors who let my kids steer and climb all over their boat.
They are on their way here to San Francisco now - arriving around August 5th or so. I feel like I should bake them a pie or something.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Here are some things that I learned on Kauai:
1. It's very hip to walk down Hanalei Beach talking on your mobile phone. Everyone is doing it. But not me, because no-one ever called me while I was on the beach. I was waiting, but it didn't happen. I guess I could have made a call, but that just seemed excessively tool-ish.
2. You can spend too much on a water pistol. $6 is too much - those never work. But the 6 guns for $8 that you get at Foodland? Work like a charm.
3. I would eat fish tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I might have some kalua pork nachos, if you're offering, but otherwise, I'm pretty sure I could live on fish tacos.
4. My kids will complain about a lot of things, but playing on the beach in the pouring rain is not one of them.