Day 12

I started with a run and Mike started with a trail run on the Kalalau Trail.  It was showery on and off, a relief on the run and bonus for rainbows on the trail.

Kalalau Rainbow

After we met back at the house and gobbled down breakfast we decided to do a little touristy kind of day.  First we hit up the Malasada lady at Kmart.  Her little doughy balls were pure goodness. We picked up six for 3 dollars, what a steal.

Malasadas, I was good only had one

After that we were off to the Kauai Museum.  This is a little museum with a big heart.  Fabulous place to read about the history of Kauai and see some of the artifacts.  As a quilter I admired the quilts that were hanging over the balcony.  Maybe when I move here I’ll join the quilting circle at the museum and learn how to make a Hawaiian quilt.

Afterwards we stopped by Koloa Rum Company.

Koloa Rum Company

It was the first retail store we’ve been in Kauai that we felt no Aloha.  The sales people were more intent on their personal conversation, then even acknowledging us. We went next store to the tasting room, but was rebuffed with you need to sign up for a tasting in the retail store.  Well that did it for us and we left.  Anyways you can pick up their dark rum (which we like) at Costco for a better price.

Time for lunch.  Let’s go to Poipu and hit up Da Crack, a whole in the wall Mexican joint.  It was “da bomb”.  Mike and I had the specials, the fish taco for me and the shrimp bowl for Mike.  The fish taco was out of this world, it sure beat the sad little one I had at Kilauea Fish Market.

Fish Taco from Da Crack

It was so big and messy, I wore it on my face, hands, even up my nose…

This is after a brief cleaning...

Both dishes were loaded with flavor and not skimpy on the fresh ingredients.

Da Crack Shrimp Bowl

We will be back.

We ate at Poipu Beach Park. After we cleaned up we walked around the beach park.  It’s a nice area but we are spoiled by being able to walk to Tunnels on the North Shore.

Poipu Beach Park

Brennecke's Beach

As we headed home we stopped at the Sunshine Market in Lihue.  Wow, what a selection and we will make sure our cupboards are bare next Friday, so we can buy lots of goodies.  We aren’t at home much this weekend, so it would be wasteful to load up.

We have tickets to go to the Ocean Film Fest in Waipa (went last year loved it) but as sunset draws near, we realize we are to tired to get in the car and drive the 10/15 minutes there and then have a long evening of watching movies.  We opted for the 2 minute walk to Tunnels to catch tonight’s show of sunset.

The beach was bare for the viewing.

beach to the right...hello anyone out there?

hello, anybody? beach to the left

We sat back and enjoyed the brief show Mother Nature put on.

sunset

Early to bed tonight. We are making another trip down to Poipu so I can pick up my 5k race packet for Sunday’s 5k race.  Who knows where we will stop along the way this time?

About hikergal

enjoying hiking the woods of Connecticut and the corner of three states. On occasion hike outside of this area. I always hike with my best buddy, best hiking partner, my husband.
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