Finally, Day 1
We left the house close to 5:30am. Nancy, Evan, and Madison slept during the 45 minute drive to LAX and we hit no traffic. We made it to LAX just before 6:30am, and it was time to say our goodbyes to Nancy. She had to attend a training class. She and Caitlin will be joining us in a couple of days, while Ethan will fly to Kauai on Saturday.
First meal, Mark’s Place
the Filipino mechado or kaldereta. The beef was extremely tasty, and tender, so easy to chew. It’s what I fed Evan, and he enjoyed it a lot.There were so many items on the menu, but I just knew that I’d be back at Mark’s Place 2-3 more times during our stay, so I’ll save the other menu items during our next visit.
No itinerary…..no agenda
Visiting Kauai is like riding a bike. My intent is to revisit places we loved, and discover new places we find along the way. As we made our way out of the resort, my first instinct was to take them to Lydgate Beach Park. It meant I had to take a left from the resort, but I noticed that the traffic wasn’t moving. So I made a right, hence, back to my point, I was quite flexible, I have no itinerary. I decided to drive 10 minutes north and we ended up in Kealia Beach. This beach area was quite vast. The lifeguards directed us to go to the left side of the beach where it was safer for the kids to play, swim, and body board. To the right were lots of surfers who enjoyed the 84 degree sunny afternoon. After applying sunscreen, the three of us jumped and played in the water. The kids also had an opportunity to chat with their mom via FaceTime. To this day, technology still amazes me!