Day 17 – Drinking it all in

We had a lovely rainfall overnight and woke to the sound of rain.  It was raining so much we lost the Makana Mountain.


While enjoying our coffee, a rainbow appeared. I decided to sweeten my coffee with a splash of rainbow, great way to start the day.


After enjoying the rainbow views, we gobbled breakfast down and headed out to do some sightseeing.  Our first stop  was Imua Coffee Roasters in Kapaa.  They pulled a fine espresso for my cappuccino and Mike enjoyed his pour over.

Being hopped on caffeine we were ready for the drive over to Wailua Falls. Loads of people enjoying the falls from down below and at the overlook.

To counteract the caffeine, we decided to go to Nani Moon Meadery. We aren’t fans of mead but this place changed our opinions on it. We had a taste of each of their meads and each one had a unique flavor.  It really made New England type meads seem very syrupy and cloying. It was a worthwhile stop for us.

Feeling the effects of the mead, we needed lunch and Mermaid’s Cafe was right down the street.  Time to get my ahi wrap and enjoy it at Kealia Beach, while watching the surfers.

We headed home and once we landed Mike and I went out to Tunnels to float down the coastline.

After a dinner of leftovers, the showers returned, making Makana Mountain disappear again.


We still headed out to Tunnels for our nephew’s last sunset viewing before he heads back home.  Well the rains kept coming, the boys still went for a float and a sunset didn’t happen.  However we still had fun in the rain.

I picked the title before the evening rain set in. I think we could subtitle today, soaking it all in too.

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  1. Halfway through your travel stories and I’m stopping to say how much I love your coffee mug. 😊We were in Kauai for a week in May. Our second time, and I’ve fallen in love with the island. ( our first trip I cried when it was time to leave) I appreciate your immersing yourself in the people and places, not just the overt touristy things. I loved being around the people. I think about images in my mind every day and know that paradise is in Kauai, but to truly understand the culture goes much deeper.

    1. Thank you for commenting and reading. I picked up the honu mug at Kauai Kookie Outlet in Port Allen. Even returned to pick one up for a friend who wanted one. It will be my school mug, so when it gets stressful I can go back in my mind. I hope you can return soon.

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