So we decided to eat all day instead. We heard of the snowstorms back home and thought adding another layer of fat might help us transition back into home. We started by going to the Kalaheo Coffee House, where we got day-old mac nut sticky buns. Delicious and a dollar each! I wish I'd discovered this place a week ago!
Then we made our way to the end of the highway on the west shore, to Polihale Beach. We'd never come here, but it was beautiful! The surf was so violent and majestic, and the hazy weather gave the Napali Coast a mysterious and romantic look. We walked all the way down to the end of the beach, which was quite a trek. It started raining at the end, and we got quite wet.
After Polihale, we (what else?) ate more Shave Ice. Krista, since it's the boys' favorite so far, we felt obliged to bring Kael and Aiden joy by eating more. This time I went extra crazy and had haupia cream (coconut) added to the top of mine.
On the way back into town, we stopped at the Kauai Coffee Company visitor center and museum. Not too interesting. We had a late lunch, grilling hot dogs by the pool, and hung out there reading for the rest of the afternoon.
This was our big night out for dinner. We went to the same restaurant we went to on our honeymoon for a romantic dinner, Tidepools at the Hyatt. It's so pretty. In this picture below, do you see the thatched hut on the right? That's where our dinner table was. In fact if you look really close, you'll see my back.
On one side of the table, you could watch the waterfall and a kingfisher who looked interested in the koi.
On the other side, you could see out to the beach and palm trees.
We ate pretty much the same meal we had on our honeymoon. Mike got a mac nut-coconut shake. I got a sweet corn-vanilla bean soup with crab. For main dish, I got mac-nut encrusted mahi mahi stuffed with crab with roasted banana butter. So good. Mike got terriyaki chicken. Then we split a molten lava cake for dinner.
After dinner, we wandered about along the grounds and then sat and listened to some live Hawaiian music. Lovely night.
And here's a pic of how Hawaiians celebrate Halloween.