Micah and I ran away for a few days to Kaua'i last week and LOVED every second. Seriously. I forgot how much fun it is to just be with Micah and do whatever we want to do.
The pictures are all thanks to Micah's phone so they don't quite capture the Kaua'i we experienced.
When we first got there we drove to Hanalei and went surfing. Together. At the same time. This is a luxury for us as parents. Hanalei point was beautiful. The wind didn't seem to touch the bay so we had glassy rights that came clean like from a wave machine. We couldn't get over the crowd, or rather, the lack of crowd. Kaua'i only has 62,000 people that live on the whole island, so crowds in the water probably don't happen much.
After cleaning up at the hotel we went to a movie at the one movie theater on the whole island. This is when we felt really spoiled and revel in how simply and quickly we could do things without the kids.
After sleeping in to 8:45 we went out for breakfast. Oh, Java Kai. I will dream of you and your fresh bagel, fruit chaser and breakfast burrito. That kept us full for our surf sess and hike to Hanakapi'ai Falls. After the hike we threw our shoes away and swam at He'e beach. Such a beautiful protected beach. This is when we started talking about things we'd love to show the kids on Kaua'i. We cleaned up like homeless people living out of a rental car and went to dinner at a Tapas restaurant. We shared some soft as butter scallops, and the best Mahi I've ever had. We were hungry, but I will be going back to Barracuda's for sure.
The hike earned us a night in the hot tub and relaxing in front of the tv until we fell asleep. Again, such a luxury! We felt so spoiled.
I feel like we wasted it when we couldn't sleep past 7:15, but we were ready to play. And eat. We were super excited to try Tutu's Soup Hale, but it closes on weekends! Nooooo! That's on my list for next trip. the Kountry Kitchen was a great replacement. Pancakes bigger than the plate with butter that looked like scoops of ice cream on there. We drove to Poipu to see what the south side had to offer. Just as beautiful. We long boarded a couple spots, watched whales and got caught in a crazy rain storm. We filled up on Puka Dogs and gelato then headed home.
Kaua'i has a place in my heart. I haven't been able to stop daydreaming about it. It was a perfect getaway. We forgot to rest and take the nap we always wish we could take, but no regrets. From the Walmart where they don't have plastic bags (go reusable bags!) and the law that says no building can be taller than the coconut trees, I love Kaua'i and look forward to the next trip.