Today was our move day to the other sound of the island to our friend’s home on the North Shore. Time to spend a month here house sitting. We are very blessed to have house sitting/caretaker gigs going with friends here and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
It was a typical morning for us, big breakfast with coffee. Today we enjoyed papaya boats with yogurt, granola and more fruit. This is my new favorite breakfast creation, can’t wait to add in some fresh mango!
Following breakfast it was time to pack up and head out of the Waimea House. Our first stop was the Kauai Coffee Company, now that we are further away, we wanted a few extra bags.
Our next stop was one of my favorite farmer’s markets, the one at the community college. We picked up some great veggies, fruit, jams, goat cheese and guess what, more coffee.
We had one final stop in Lihue, Costco. Our big purchase was Kauai Shrimp.
On our way up to the house, we stopped at a road side stand to pick up eggs. We picked up the eggs, saw the price and put the eggs back down. I thought $12.00 a dozen was a little overpriced. Though they did have wonderful micro greens, so we did purchase a bag.
Finally we arrived at the house and were greeted by the largest papaya we’ve ever laid eyes on. Our friend left it for us as welcome back gift. Perfect for a very large smoothie tomorrow.
At this point we were starving, so back we headed to Hanalei/Princeville. We thought about Sushigirl Kauai, but her line was ever so long. Driving past Hanalei Dolphin the bar was empty so we decided after our brief stop at Foodland, we would return, have fish tacos and a beer. Returning to Hanalei there was no parking at the dolphin and the place was packed, guess rain showers drive the people off the beaches and into food places. We had high hopes that Sushigirl Kauai wouldn’t be packed because of the rain. She wasn’t that busy, so in we pulled and ordered.
While I waited for the order, Mike went to the house to drop off the groceries. On his way back his family from the midwest was attempting to facetime him from the family reunion. Cell service was spotty, so we had to wait until he picked me up and we landed back at the house. We face timed with Jenni, Chris, Matt J., Matt B., Mark, Nancy, Mary, Monica, John and Karen (they made me put in their names).
Once we showed the family around via the phone, we finally sat down to enjoy our lunch. The food was amazing, so fresh and flavorful. I have a feeling we’ll be regulars over the next month.
We rested, prepped all our veggies, chatted with neighbors and waited for sunset viewing hours.
It felt so natural to take the path to the beach, sort of being with an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time, just feels right to be together again.
The sunset wasn’t spectacular but we didn’t care because we were on our favorite beach to view the sunset, Tunnels.
But what was spectacular was the monk seal that swam by us. How is that to end the day? Perfect way to start living on the other side of the island.