I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Kauai: Helicopters and the East Shore

We got up super early to drive to the airport to take Danny and Andy to meet their helicopter tour. They had a scheduled tour with Blue Hawaiian. We were hoping it wouldn't rain and the rain held off until they came back. They received a safety briefing and seat assignments before they boarded. While they were flying, Laurie and I found a Starbucks. When we came back to pick them up, it was pouring rain. The guys said the tour was amazing! They actually looked rather stunned lol. We had lots of time before our flight and really wanted to check out the North Shore. It was raining so much that we did not even stop at the first couple of beaches. The highlight of what we saw on the North Shore was beautiful Anini Beach and nearby Hanalei. We ate lunch in Hanalei and this turned out to be one of Andy's favorite places. We had our first Shave Ice at Jo Jo's. It was huge and delicious. We also discovered that the Chickens love Shave Ice. We saw a beautiful view of Hanalei Valley, what a Taro Field looks like and stopped at the lovely green Waioli Church. We stopped at Kahalahala beach after figuring out how to walk down to it through a jungle path. This was the beach where one of the scenes from South Pacific was filmed. It was gorgeous! We stopped at Lumaha'i beach and saw the Kilauea Lighthouse. We also stopped at Moloa'a Beach where the pilot for Gilligan's Island was filmed as well as Haena Beach. We thought the beaches on the North Shore were so beautiful and we were thankful that the rain lifted so we could see them. We stopped at Wailua Falls where Andy bought some baked goods from a little lady parked at the viewpoint. We also saw Opaeka'a Falls before stopping for a quick lunch and then heading to the airport to fly back to Maui. Once again we were blessed with uneventful travel. We went straight to our hotel, the Royal Lahaina and took some time to unpack and settle in before leaving for dinner.

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