Sunday . . . rain
Monday . . . rain
Tuesday . . . rain
Wednesday . . .
We woke up to this view out our window and, oh man, I was just plain giddy!
It's a pool day! Yes! We ate breakfast, gathered up our things and made our way to the pool where we claimed our spot . . . . (at 8am)
And didn't move for 7 hours.
There were books to read, lava flows to drink, and relaxation to be had. We ordered lunch from the poolside waitress and just acted like bums all day long. It was perfect.
Friday was another pool day and we pretty much repeated this same set-up.
Our resort was located up on a cliff so we didn't have direct beach access. But there was a dirt path off to one side that you could walk down to a small beach. We decided to check it out one day.
I loved this portion of the beach with the black rocks on the sand.
And that big rock is just screaming for a Little Mermaid pose. Don't you think?
The big moment of the day . . . . As we were leaving the beach I found my first ever heart-shaped rock! I was so excited and Scott didn't quite understand why. Until I explained to him that I have always wanted to find a heart-shaped rock. It's just one of those cool, rare treasures that come in moments of serendipity.
The next day we spent the morning at Tunnels Beach and I found another heart-shaped rock! (And a piece of clear/white sea glass -- now that is a rare find). I was feeling pretty darn lucky!
Tunnels beach was gorgeous. Crystal clear water, shallow enough to wade out a long distance . . . and this amazing backdrop of massive lush green mountains.
It appears that snorkeling is the thing to do there, but we weren't in the snorkeling mood this trip so we just sat on the beach and enjoyed the view. I loved sitting right at the water's edge and letting the waves lap up over my legs. Ahhhh, absolute paradise!
Okay, so on our previous 2 trips to Maui we were always being asked the question, "Are you honeymooning?" Well it was day 4 of our Kauai trip when I realized . . . . no one has asked us if we're honeymooning?! Does that mean we're looking old? We're not as cute as we used to be? Boo-hoo-hoo! It was a slight moment of crisis.
As we were leaving Tunnels Beach, on day 5, I told Scott that I really wanted to get a picture of the two of us together. So we set down our bags, carefully tried to balance the iphone on top of some flip flops, set the TimerCam app, and hoped for the best. We were in the middle of this odd balancing act when a woman walking by asked if she could take the picture for us. Yes, thank you!!
In our exchange of thank you's she asked . . . "Are you two honeymooning?"
Well, no. But yes! Someone asked us the magic question!! Oh, I was so relieved. Phew.
She happened to be honeymooning. And a BYU grad. She commented on Scott's BYU visor.
After lunch we hopped on our resort's little shuttle to go to the St. Regis Resort and enjoy their beach. The Westin and St. Regis are both in the Starwood family so we get to share stuff. While we didn't have a beach at our place, it was nice that we could make the 2 mile jaunt down the road and enjoy theirs.
Along with lounge chairs and umbrellas.
And beachside drink service, of course. You know what we ordered.
And that, my friends, is how we vacation at the beach.