Thursday, March 22, 2007

I know what you’re thinking…..and you’re right

I can’t start off a Hawaii post without a Magnum, P.I. reference now can I? Man I love that show. We never stayed in Oahu were Robin’s Nest is. We only had a brief stopover in Honolulu to change planes.

We had an uneventful but long flight to Kauai that got us to our room about 8 in the evening local time. We kept entertained for some of the flight by watching Rounders and An Unfinished Life. In addition, I watched a few episodes of High Stakes Poker. This helped pass the time, but while I was avoiding the in-flight movies (Casino Royale and Rocky Balboa) the players started talking about a key event in Rocky. Arghhhhh, I was purposely looking away from the screen on the plane because we are going to watch them on DVD this weekend. Stacie doesn’t know any spoilers yet, so please don’t comment on any of the movie particulars.

We got up Friday and the news was reporting about a helicopter crash that happened on the north side of the island on Thursday. This didn’t give us a warm fuzzy about our morning appointment, but I assured Stacie that these events were very rare and I really didn’t expect another problem for years. We made it out to the heliport and our flight was cancelled due to bad weather. Since we were close, we decided to see Waimea Canyon (The Grand Canyon of the Pacific). As you can see, visibility was a zero.

Site seeing was out for the day so we headed to the beach and thought we could splash around a bit at Poipu Beach on the sunny side of the island. Ha! 30MPH sustained winds and rain made for deadly surf and unpleasant beach conditions. It was very disappointing, but then became more comical than anything. I mean who doesn’t want to travel for 22 hours to one of Travel Channel’s top 10 beaches and find tropical storm I’dkindaliketolayya happening. Spouting horn was not too far away so we thought that might be a reasonable attraction that probably wasn’t hampered too much by weather. It was a pretty cool, but I bet it looks much more impressive on a nice sunny day. On the way back to the room, we stopped by Wailua Falls. This is the “Fantasy Island Waterfall.” The first picture is from Friday with lots of rain and the second one is from a few days later when it is back to it’s normal TV look. This was about all of the siteseeing we could do for the day so we had some dinner and went to bed a little early for island time.


At 11:33 AM, Blogger yestbay said...

Kauai, eh? Sweet. My wife and I went there, and to Maui, many years ago and had a fabulous time.

I saw your comment on my blog about the Trek convention vs. the WPBT weekend. If you decide to go to the con, let me know so we can meet up there. Even if Wil doesn't get a special tourney organized, I'll bet we can get a group of us poker-Trek geeks together and descend on the poker room at the Hilton or somewhere to play. Ought to be fun!


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