THEY MADE IT!! After some travel roadblocks, everyone was finally on the island and ready to have fun. (My bestie and her family had some setbacks that delayed their arrival. If you missed days 1 and 2 of our vacation, you can view that here.)
Day three we took a little drive, and even the scenery from the back seat of the rental Jeep was aw inspiring! We drove to a place called Glass Beach, an old industrial part of the island where the beach is literally made up of sea glass instead of regular sand. The only time we made it to a beach. It was fun to explore and hike around to the different terrains.
I love these amazing ladies!
On our way back we stopped in Poipu Shopping Village for some food, where we discovered Puka Dogs. OH EM GEE! They even had a veggie dog! It’s a “Hawaiian Style Hot Dog”, aka the best hot dogs on the planet! I’m not sure I can describe them well enough to do them justice, so I won’t even try. But, we had Puka Dogs for like 4 different meals on this trip! We just kept going back, they were so delicious! Everyone loved them. Ok, now my mouth is watering…
Anywho, day three was also the wedding day so we headed back to the Air BNB so that the family could get ready for the wedding, and John and I got ready to go on a hiking adventure.
Oh, yeah, we got engaged on our hiking adventure. No big deal 🙂 That story would take way too long, so you can read all about it in another post here.
Fast forward to Day 4, my best friend, her boyfriend, John, and I went to a town to go exploring and do some shopping. We had local coffee and bought souvenirs, including my lovely chicken hat. And I admired my new bling quite a bit <3
Unfortunately, the last day. We needed at least another week there! I say it’s 5 days, but really, I count it as 3 days and 2 half days, hah! It makes a big difference. We took some pictures in the back yard together before everyone scattered to leave. They were such a great time! I love this family like they are my own and I’m so grateful they let John and I tag along on their trip!! <3
We had a bit of a later flight, so we were able to walk around and explore. All of us went to see the Spouting Horn blowhole on the South Shore of Kauai. We could only watch it from above, but it was a cool sight. There were some cute souvenir shops at this stop, too. And then John and I went to a botanical garden, and I was obsessed with the different plants and foliage. I even found a 4-leaf clover while we were walking around!! What! I have it framed in a glass jewelry piece now.
Here’s the whole crew!
It was a whirlwind, soul-filling vacation and I’d go back again in a heartbeat! Completely worth the time, money, and jet lag!
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