Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hawaii: Day 3

On Saturday we woke up and took our time getting ready and putting our bags into our rental car. We decided to skip the $20 hotel breakfast buffet and go back to the place we went the day before. I got the hawaiian sweetbread french toast, which was way too sweet for breakfast, but still enjoyed some of it. Then we went back to the hotel beach and Trent introduced me to snorkeling. At first it was awkward. But it isn't too hard to get the hang of and we were out there swimming hand in hand in no time enjoying the brightly colored fish swimming all over the area. As a bonus we saw a darling sea turtle on our way back to shore after about an hour! I loved it! We dipped our legs in the hot tub again to warm up and then it was time to check out of the Sheraton. Then we headed to Keiki Cove- a little beach next to Beachhouse Restaurant (which we never got to try) where there were a lot of snorkelers and the dive shop told us was good snorkeling. We snorkeled another hour here and I loved it just as much as the first time. The water got a little rough a few times, but I would just grab onto Trent and we would ride the waves. We got to see more of the same cool fish plus a few more kinds and another even larger turtle.

 Before we left the South shore we grabbed some "plate lunches" at Sueoka's Snack Shop in Koloa and found a nice big shade tree to sit beneath and eat them. We headed to the East shore which led us through the Tunnel of Trees. It was pretty cool.

We first drove to see Wailua Falls which was gorgeous,

then as we continued North we drove to the Opaeka'a Falls lookout. These falls weren't as close for viewing, but still really pretty and worth the little trip. When you cross the road from these falls there is a nice view of the Wailua river which we ended up kayaking down on our last day.

 I know I am not looking cute here, but it is one of the few pictures we got together on our trip, so I had to include it.

 From there we headed to our Bed and Breakfast- The Dilly Dally house, the drive was a way out of the main town of Kapaa. The drive was pretty and the grounds were beautiful. Our room was really nice. We settled in and got showered and cleaned up. I actually put on some make up and we went back into town. We decided to try Scotty's BBQ. I wish the sun had been up because it had a great location right on the ocean with great views, but it was too dark for us to see much. I wasn't impressed with most of the food we ate on the island, but got good ribs here and Trent said his pork was really good, so it was probably the best meal we had while on the island. I wanted to try the coconut cream pie, but was too full-and I've been craving some ever since.  With the time difference we were always tired pretty early, so we just headed back to our room to relax and get in our really soft bed :)


Denise said...

Yummm, now I'm really wanting some coconut cream pie too! Your pictures are so beautiful. It looks like you really had a fun time.

Macey said...

So fun!!!

Elizabeth said...

I am loving seeing Hawaii thru your eyes.

How wonderful for you and your Hubby to have some time out.

Emily said...

That top picture is seriously awesome!