S: Kauai - Spring Break 2012
FC: Kauai Spring Break 2012
1: We spent spring break on Kauai, with Dan, Kim, & Hannah Rzeszewicz, from 3/31 to 4/8/12. We rented the "Ohana" house together; it was located within walking distance of the Poipu area beaches. What a wonderful week!
2: Are we there yet? | Kauai! | Our trusty driver | 8 people + luggage = sardines!
3: Kauai Critters
6: The Ohana House
7: OUR OWN
9: After unpacking, we walked down to the beach, ate dinner at Brennecke's, and then strolled to Poipu Beach to watch the sun set.
12: On our first full day, we visited Anini Beach in the morning. The girls went on a seashell hunt. Jason, Hannah, Garrett, & Troy snorkeled. In the afternoon, we headed to Shipwreck Beach (right page) in front of the Grand Hyatt. We dined at the hotel that night, on an outdoor patio.
14: On Monday, we all went on the Princeville Ranch "Zip & Dip" excursion... 9 ziplines & lunch at a swimming hole.
16: After the first 8 ziplines (they saved the 1200' tandem line, "King Kong", for last), we enjoyed lunch here. Everyone except Janet took a dip in the swimming hole.
17: After ziplining, we headed to Hanalei Bay for the afternoon. We all enjoyed bodysurfing here.
22: Boogie-Boarding at Brennecke's
23: Spouting Horn
24: Kalapaki Joe's @ Poipu | Mariachi's Authentic | Kauai Pasta @ Lihue | Mexican Cuisine @ Lihue | Shrimp Station @ Waimea
25: Meals | Hamura Saimin Stand @ Lihue | Pizzetta @ Koloa | Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Cuisine | Sukhothai @ Kapaa
26: Hawaiian Treats
31: NaPali Coast Exploration
32: After disembarking from the NaPali Explorer II, we made a stop at Jo-Jo's Shave Ice for my favorite treat - the Colada Special! Then we headed to Salt Pond Beach Park and flopped down in the warm sand for a short afternoon snooze! Jason went for a swim.
33: Jason & Dan went SCUBA diving with "Bubbles Below" one morning | The girls stayed home and played "Head & Foot" on the back patio. The kids rebelled against taking an afternoon hike, so the adults went on a long walk to Maha'ulepu Beach while the kids swam and used the workout room. After dinner at Hamura Saimin Stand in Lihue, the moms & kids played Bananagrams!
35: Poipu Kai Villas Pool & Hot tub
37: Hike to Maha'ulepu Beach
41: in front of the Kauai Marriott
42: On our last full day, the 4 adults awoke early and teenagers slept in. We stopped at several lookout Waimea Canyon Lookout, and made an Papaalai Road. The views were spectacular. Waimea Shrimp Station. After getting back,
43: decided to drive out to Waimea Canyon while the points, including the Iliau Nature Loop and the adventurous hike up a steep trail across from On the way home, we stopped for lunch at the all of us headed down to Brennecke's Beach.
44: DOWN TIME
46: Saturday, 3/31/12: We all flew from SeaTac to Lihue Airport on Kauai. We picked up our rental car and drove to our rental house, "Ohana", in Koloa. After unpacking, we walked down to the Poipu area beaches and had dinner at Brennecke's. The adults took a sunset stroll. | Sunday, 4/1/12: We visited Anini Beach, discovered delicious ice cream at Tropical Dreams in Kapaa, walked to Shipwreck Beach in front of the Grand Hyatt, and ate dinner on one of the hotel patios. | Monday, 4/2/12: We all went on the Princeville Ranch "Zip & Dip" excursion. Afterward, we went to Hanalei Bay to enjoy the beach. On the drive home, we stopped for a yummy dinner at the Shrimp Station in Kapaa and more Tropical Dreams ice cream. | Tuesday, 4/3/12: We body-surfed at my favorite beach, Brennecke's. We also visited Spouting Horn and went to dinner at Kalapaki Joe's in Poipu. | Wednesday, 4/4/12: We all went on a boat excursion to see the NaPali Coast on the NaPali Explorer II. We saw spinner dolphins, sea turtles, and humpback whales. The land & sea vistas were fabulous. After the excursion, we went to Jo-Jo's Shave Ice and Salt Pond Beach Park. That night, we went to dinner in Lihue at Kauai Pasta.
47: Thursday, 4/5/12: Dan & Jason went SCUBA diving with "Bubbles Below" in the morning. In the afternoon, the adults hiked to Maha'ulepu Beach while the kids used the workout room and swimming pool. For dinner, we tried out the Hamura Saimin Stand in Lihue. Head & Foot + Bananagrams were played today. | Friday, 4/6/12: We visited Kalapaki Beach in front of the Marriott. We ate lunch nearby at Mariachi's Authentic Mexican Cuisine and had dinner in Koloa at Pizzetta. | Saturday, 4/7/12: While the teenagers slept in, the adults drove out to Waimea Canyon and visited several lookout points. They ate lunch at the Waimea Shrimp Station on the way home. After returning to the house, everyone headed down to Brennecke's for one last bodysurfing session. We had dinner at Sukhothai in Kapaa and stopped for one last ice-cream indulgence at Tropical Dreams. | Sunday, 4/8/12: We were sad to leave the Ohana House and head to the airport after a fun, relaxing week on Kauai! Aloha until next time! | Kauai