Sunday, September 30, 2012

Honeymoon: Day Four

We started our first full day on Kauai with coffee on the porch.

View of the jungle!

The best thing about the jungle house is that there are two house kitties. Paco and Jimi. Paco is VERY friendly!! It made it a little easier to be away from our kitties! Paco and Ben:

Handsome Paco!

Then it was time to explore the island! We headed down the road to check out Ha'ena and Tunnels beaches.

Ha'ena beach.

My HUSBAND strolling out of the ocean!

Looking towards Tunnels beach.


Husband and wife!

The parking lot is at the base of an ENORMOUS mountain.

The lifeguard station.

Tunnels beach is an awesome place to snorkel!

Then we walked way down the coast, and just happened to see a turtle peek his head out of the water. We decided to go in and check him out! It was the BEST!! It turns out that the turtles convened in that area every day! And there were hardly any people there at all! We just got to swim around with the turtles! They were SO cool.

All of that snorkeling left us very thirsty. We headed home to enjoy a Hawaiian brew on our porch.

Then we decided to try and catch the sunset! We headed to Kilaue Lighthouse. The lighthouse was closed, but the parking lot is at at Kilaue Point National Wildlife Refuge, so we got to see some beautiful birds!

All those little white dots are birds!

Birds in the trees.

We kind of missed the sunset, but it was still pretty.

We picked up some takeout and headed home. Look at the cute little gecko on our kitchen window!

Oh, hi!

We got some Thai takeout for dinner. This night actually happened to be our dating anniversary. I suppose we'll be celebrating our wedding anniversary instead in future Septembers!

Papaya salad, spring rolls, and panang curry. It was delicious!!

We picked out this Haraszthy wine because it was cute, but it turned out to also be AMAZING. I love the label so much. Look at how cute that bear is. The little grape in his hand was metallic, and so it was SHINY! I would like to find this wine again for sure.


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Honeymoon: Day Three

Day Three was a travel day. We definitely made the most of our last morning in Kona though. We got up early, hit the breakfast buffet, and then went back to Kahalu'u Beach Park for some more snorkeling!

Then we packed up our suitcases and headed to the airport. There are Mustang convertibles EVERYWHERE in Hawaii. Look, there was another blue one just like ours right behind us in the hotel parking lot! And a silver one next to that one! They were EVERYWHERE.

The drive to the airport.

Ben was cracking up over the fact that one of the airport flight information displays had crashed. It was pretty funny. WHOOPS!


Our little plane! We flew to Honolulu and then off to Kauai.

We flew into the Lihue airport, and had about an hour and a half drive to Hanalei Bay on the north shore, where we were staying. It was evening at that point, so we picked up a pizza at Hanalei Pizza and some beer in town, and unpacked. Here is a tour of the house! We called it the Jungle House. Look at it all nestled up there in the jungle! View from the bottom of the driveway.

The driveway.

Out back.

The path through the jungle behind the house.

We stayed in the upstairs unit. Kitchen!

Living room. That brown leather chair on the left is a massage chair and it was AWESOME.

There was a great screened porch area with a table and a window seat.

There's Ben on the window seat!

The guest room. It was nice to have an empty room, because we could fill it up with our suitcases and mess of belongings and then shut the door!

Our bedroom.

It was so wonderful to wake up to the morning sun and views of the rainforest every day!