It is now Wednesday, our 10th day on the island of Kauai. We fly home on Thursday, our 11th day. I don’t like the days leading up to the end of our vacation. It can easily put a damper on things. So I decided to kick things up a notch.
Once we saw the bigger waterfall, it took another 2-3 minutes of a short walk towards Queen’s Bath. Many bathers were already playing at QB. Playing as in swimming, wading, and jumping off the rocks. Oh and BTW, did I tell you that Ethan and Madison DID NOT want to jump in or swim at QB? Well, that’s what they said when we left our timeshare. But sure enough, as I had expected, they were the first ones to jump in before me. Those are my kids alright! We took turns in jumping from the rocks, probably no more that 10-15 feet of a leap before you hit the water. That was a lot of fun. We stayed at QB for about a 1/2 hour and then we made our way back up.
We left close to 11am and we took a few stops…the Hanalei Valley lookout near the Princeville Center.
After a few Kodak moments, we ventured off to Hanalei and stopped at the Hanalei Taro and Juice truck. It was a stop that was well worth it. I ordered the hawaiian mix plate (with Pork Lau Lau and Kalua Pig, lomi lomi salmon, and taro mochi cake. THAT WAS AMAZING! While I enjoyed my Lau lau from Koloa Fish Market last week, it does not even come close to the flavor of the one from this Hanalei truck. I had to personally compliment the chef, simply flavorful, delicious!!! Thank you to my friend, Dolly, for recommending this!!!
Learning this does not change my love for this beach. Hence, we spent the early part of our afternoon swimming at Kahalahala. We took pictures by the rocks, and for most of our stay at the beach, we just played and talked with the kids. Guess what? We will go back to Kahalahala again, that’s a given!
The rest of us opted to go somewhere new – Garden Island BBQ & Chinese Restaurant. I forgot where I was…I think someone from Tip Top Bakery recommended this place. Nothing fancy here, but we were pleasantly surprised with the flavors and portions they served. We ordered Singapore Noodles with Roast Pork and Wor Wonton Soup. I’m glad that we tried this new place…I shall come back!