For breakfast, we found a local donut shop in Lihue, and also Po’s Kitchen where we bought a boxed lunch (with fried chicken, rice, tsukemono, potato hash, eggs, luncheon meat). I wanted to stay in Lihue since the airport was in that area. After breakfast, we went to Ha Coffee Shop. Evan found building blocks to play. I ordered a French Pressed Brazilian coffee (beans were grown locally). It was good enough for us to hang out and kill time.
The plane was scheduled to arrive at 10:40am. We left the coffee shop a little after 10am, and I had this very bright idea to give the Malasada Lady another try. By 10:15am, her stall wasn’t opened. Uggggghhhh. I looked at Yelp and was told that I could also get malasadas from Kauai Bakery (located inside the Kukui Grove Mall right next to Kmart). Fortunately, we were able to buy malasadas, but I was a bit disappointed that it wasn’t hot or warm. To the Malasada Lady, I shall try you again!
Lunch at Hamura’s Saimin
This has been on our list every time we visit Kauai. It’s a local favorite. Don’t expect fancy because it ain’t fancy. But it’s all about the food. I’m not sure if there was air-conditioning either. It was a hot day and I was sweating while we waited for our food. The servings were huge. Nancy, Madison, and I were able to share one Extra Large Special Saimin. Caitlin and Evan each order a beef BBQ on a stick. One thing I like about eating at Hamura’s? You’re bound to talk to a local. Nancy sat right next to a local Auntie and she gave us more tips where to go around the island. She was so sweet.
Let’s rewind for a bit to Tuesday night (our Day Two)
There was one thing I didn’t get to share the night before (shame on me). As I stepped out of the pool and walked towards a nearby hammock, I was startled at what I saw…a huge crawling snail. I’ve seen many snails in my life but not as big as the one in front of me. I called Evan and Madison’s attention. Of course, Madison had to take a picture and shared it using her Snapchat.
Redbox and Popcorn
We stopped at Long’s Drugs on the way home. Madison and I complained of itchy throat and watery eyes. Yukkkk!!! I don’t want to get sick. While we purchased our meds, the kids rented a movie from Redbox, Night at the Museum. Upon arriving at the resort, they watched the movie and had popcorn. Three of our four kids slept with us on top of the king-sized bed! Go figure! We were packed like a can of sardines, or a game of pick-up sticks, but I’m not complaining. Mahalo for following our journey.