Anecdotes

Kipu Falls, The Beach, and the Kalaheo Open Air Market (Kauai, 2010)

This post is part of a series where I’m incorporating old travel journal entries into this blog. This part of the series is from my 2010 trip to Kauai. I hope you enjoy it! Stay tuned for more tales of our adventures! Didn’t catch the first post in this series? Start from the beginning!

Today is another mellow day. Later tonight we plan on going to a Luau, which I will blog about separately, but since I have a bit of time at the moment I thought I would write about our experiences so far today.
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We had another late start today, but who cares, it’s Hawaii! We decided to check out Kipu Falls, which is a cool little waterfall that is quite easily accessible. You drive down this road and park and then take a trail for about 1/2 mile through some plants until you reach the waterfall. It is a place where people come to jump off the rocks into the pool below, or swing from a rope into the water. I just hung out and enjoyed the beauty of the place, but Norwood did both the jump and the rope swing and said that th37915_452973026717_4263778_ney were a lot of fun, and also provided him with quite a bit of adrenaline.

After the falls, we headed over to the Sharaton in Poipu (mostly because I wanted to check out their pool and if it would be worth it to come back and swim there….it would be). We strolled along the beach a bit, watched the waves, and stopped at the beachside bar for a couple of Mai Tais complete with pineapple slices and tiny umbrellas. This is also where I said good-bye to my leis, as the flowers were starting to wilt. It is said that you should leave your lei at the ocean, so I found them a beautiful place on some volcanic rocks next to the crashing waves. I always get quite attached to flowers for some reason (I know, I’m a wierdo), so it was a somber affair. Still, I think it was the best place for them…somewhere beautiful.
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After Poipu, we quickly stopped back in Kalaheo for the open air market. It was quite a small open air market, with only a few local people selling things out of the backs of trucks. I bought a particularly sweet smelling papaya from an adorable little old lady, which I will enjoy later tonight or tomorrow morning.

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For now, we are just relaxing a little bit before it is time to get ready to go to the luau. I know it’s a bit touristy, but I’m very excited about this luau. It is Luau Kalamaku and it is at an old sugar plantation. It is supposed to be less cheesy than some of the other luaus, so we’ll see!!!

Didn’t catch the first post in this series? Start from the beginning!

Next post in this series: https://arttraveleatrepeat.com/2016/06/20/luau-kalamaku-kauai-2010/

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