Thursday, August 30, 2012

Honeymooners: Day 4 & 5

Find day 1 here and days 2 & 3 here.
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Day 4:

We went on an awesome hike our third day on the island.   We hiked up a mountain ridge called Nonou Mountain.  It was FAR better than our hiking book led on.  It's about a 1.5 mile hike up to this picnic shelter.  Along the way you get amazing views of the south shore.  Up at the top you get a couple different viewpoints of the northern mountains and the south shore.  Nick, however, found a trail that led up even higher than the picnic shelter.  So we hiked about 1/2 mile more and also did some rock scrambling to the very top of Nonou mountain.  It was AWESOME!!!  We had an alomst 360 degree view from the top.  

 

 Isn't this incredible?!


The only downside to this hike was that it was INCREDIBLY humid the whole time.  We did the hike in the morning (around 9 or 10) and we were dripping with sweat by the time we got to the top.  It was worth it, though.  

My monkey husband, right before a chunk of rock gave way and hit his lip.

After that awesome adventure we went snorkeling in Poipu.  It is an awesome beach! (Unfortunately we didn't get any pictures except with our underwater camera)  The fish there all swim right under you!  It was crazy and a lot of fun.


Then we went shopping in Koloa and decided to go out to dinner.  We found this restaurant kind of on accident called Tiano's.  It was pretty good food for a decent price.  We even had a pretty awesome waitress.


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Day 5:

On day 5 we decided to chill out and we spent quite a bit of our time walking around shops looking for cool souvenirs to take home.  Nick and I went to this craft fair in Kapa'a and found handmade wine bottle holders that could be personalized!  So we got a couple and had our names put on them :)


We then played in the pool a bit, BBQ'd and went to Lumaha'i again to watch the sunset.  It was awesome!  We sat on the beach for awhile and there were a ton of these little crabs. 

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We had some fun playing with the crabs and we chilled on the beach until the sun went down.  It was wonderful :)  We love Kauai!

Come back for part IV! 

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