Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I wanna stay in Kauai

..and we did just that.

On the last day in the beach cottage, we did what we are quickly becoming known for; we extended our stay. It seems to be our theme wherever we go. We like a place so much, we just can’t seem to leave; and change our flights, hotel and car rental. We had high hopes to stay in the cottages but they were completely booked for Thanksgiving, so we made the move to the Grand Hyatt.

But not before seeing Waimea Canyon. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t know we were so close to it the entire first 4 days we were there. Like I mentioned before, we only left the base for groceries, so there was no exploring going on whatsoever. Little did I know we were only 10 minutes away!

On our way to the Grand Hyatt, we decided to swing up through the canyon.
As I was crouching on the edge of the cliff to take these pictures, I stood up to turn to G-man, only to have a Russian tourist about 5 inches from my back taking pictures. To say she wasn’t aware of personal space..not to mention there was at least 40ft of empty space where she could have stood, was clearly completely beyond her.

She must have believed where I was, was the only spot for the perfect picture..

I was just so thankful she didn’t bump into me, or that I didn’t freak out when I turned around nearly running into her.

We stopped at a little waterfall where G-man finally had the chance to play with Monty (aka..my camera). I promise I did not have to pee…and yes, I’m that white in real life.
em161em160There’s reasons why I like to stay behind the camera most days…^ one of the reasons.. I do awkward things.

We pressed on..onward and upward. Higher and higher in elevation until we made it to the lookout. What a lookout it is!
Don’t mind the ‘random guy’ walking down the steps.. he was an easy subject to shoot.
It was so beautiful. They say it rivals Grand Canyon..or is a close second..or is just as big. Ok, I don’t know really know what they say, but I heard the words “Grand Canyon” and “Waimea Canyon” in the same sentence so I know they run in the same circles.

We made our way back down to check into the hotel, where I got very lost looking for the room, while G-man parked the car. He found the room before I did, which if you knew how long it took, that’s a very sad thing to admit.

Our view from the lanai..
2 things you should take note of.. 1) old(er) man in a speedo 2) waterslide. Does the view get any better than that?!
Their pools are open 24 hours a day. I thought that was the neatest thing! And in case you’re wondering, no I did not take advantage of that, but knowing I could was all that mattered, as usually is the case with me.
When we set out to Kauai, we took 4 days worth of clothes. Clothes that would be great for hiking in, or lounging around the house in…not strolling around the Grand Hyatt in. I brought 1 dress on a whim. That one dress would get me through 2 very nice dinners, 2 nights in a row… its one of those dresses that stands out, unfortunately, but hopeful no one took notice, because a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to be able to get into a fancy restaurant.

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Dilan Dilir said...

the photos are amazing :)

Lisa said...

I was just thinking about what to pack for Egypt next year and was only going to take one sort of "dressy" dress but now I am wondering that is such a good idea????

It looks divine and has been added to my ever expanding list of places to visit.

sandi said...

"was it your chevron dress?" she asks, as if she knows all the clothes her *friends* closet.

as usual the pictures are amazing.

personal space story: i was waiting in line for a prescription for the littlest sick girl on wednesday and i could feel the breath of the man behind me moving my hair! he was signing continuously. i finally asked if he was in a hurry because i would gladly allow him to cut ahead since i was only going home afterwards. he wasn't and continued to stand much too close.

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love Hawaii. You are so lucky!! Your pictures are just amazing!!

Behold the Metatron said...

That looks so awesome. Love the mountains.


Jennifer Blair said...

Gosh, what a gorgeous place! Take me with you next time! ;P


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