12/17/15 (Thursday) in Menifee, CA (Wilderness Lakes-TT)
Since I didn’t want to take my computer and camera to Hawaii to create blog posts, I took photos with my cell phone (SO much smaller, offering so much more help as well) and posted on Facebook.
Here is a recap, for those who aren’t on Facebook with me:
11/30 Adventures in Hawaii included the Maui Ocean Center, the Banyon tree in Lahaina, and a luau at Old Lahaina.
12/1,2 We were worn out by Tuesday, so we chilled at the condo, wading in the ocean at sunset. Wednesday Judy Andre went on a guided tour on”The Road to Hana” then on through Central Maui. We relaxed at the condo after exploring beaches to snorkel.
12/3 We visited the I’ao Valley, where we saw the I’ao Needle, a mountain that is shaped like a plate and stands on its end. We also saw various memorials of the first immigrants. Last night we enjoyed a fabulous meal of local Hawaiian food from Da Kitchen. www.Dakitchen.com. We had leftovers from just 2 meals.
12/4 Today John Elser, Judy Andre and I went snorkelling. The waves were kind of rough at the first beach plus we couldn’t find the coral so we rinsed off, moving on to Makena Landing Beach. This was a much better experience with calmer waters, coral, and fish. No pictures of us because I didn’t bring my phone. Judy got knocked down a few times but she’s a real trooper and snorkeled the whole time we did. We had the BEST Hawaiian lunch ever from this food truck. Our first experience with a food truck as well. Now relaxing on our Tony Bahama chairs at the beach near our condo.
12/5 Arrived at our condo in Kauai. Here is the view from our lanai. Judy Andre is looking out.
12/6 Fun sights this afternoon:
12/7 Today we all went snorkeling at Lawa’i Beach. Best experience so far: so many colorful fish, coral, and such clear water. Getting in and out is still a struggle for Judy Andre and we haven’t got her mask adjusted right, yet her experience was more fun than before. We had lunch from a food truck in Koloa, and shopped at the best Farmers Market. Everyone had to wait before they allowed us in. So much native fruit. Judy and I tried the lychee fruit (red – taste like grapes) and passion fruit (yellow and tastes like tart pineapple.