Monday, February 28, 2011

Kauai: Finale

Our time in Hawaii has come to an end. One of our final adventures was a visit to an old cemetery that we drove past several times and I just had to have a closer look. A small portion of the cemetery had more recent graves, but I made a beeline for the old section. So many of the gravestones were in disrepair, some no longer had names, and as you can see, some had crosses made from PVC pipe. But, all of the sites had a great view of the Pacific!

As I was roaming around, I came upon two ladies who were clearing brush and cleaning out the overgrowth up on the hill where there were three statues and a crypt below. I told them I was a lover of cemeteries and I thought it was so cool that they were working hard to keep things looking so nice. They said their parents were buried in the cemetery and they had been maintaining the hillside for the past ten years. The two ladies were such a hoot and so cute, I asked if they would let me take their photo. One of the ladies gave me a big hug, apologized for how they looked, and struck a pose!

Later in the day, we spent a couple of hours at Kalapaki Beach, where Howard rented a paddle board and did some paddling.

One little blip over the weekend necessitated a trip to the emergency room; there aren't many options on a Saturday night for getting a script for antibiotics. But I must say, waiting the three hours in the ER was pretty entertaining in Hawaii because so many people come in with gashes and cuts from surfboards, coral, and even an eel bite to the finger!

We had a final meal at Rainbow Living Foods in Kapaa, a tiny raw food restaurant where we had an outstanding and tasty meal: Rainbow Burgers and a shared mint limeade.

We'll be winging our way home for most of Tuesday, in our own beds by midnight. From what I hear, we're leaving behind warm, sunny weather and heading into a monsoon.


Gerri said...

Aloha to Hawaii *sigh* - I enjoyed your trip LOL. Yep it's windy/rainy UGH. That mint lemonade looks yummy but now you'll be drinking some hot chocolate or tea LOL

lynda Howells said...

Glad you had a great time...sorry about the hospital visit. But as l always say "If you haven't seen the inside of the local A&E..yopu haven't seen the real country"! Hax Hopoe you were ok Daynaxx
Love the you know l love them too. Plastic tubing as crosses..says alot about the country doesn't it? I hate the end of a good holiday coming to the endxxlynda

Tory Brokenshire said...

Cemetery markers makes me think of hummmm…
It looks like you had a great time.

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks for sharing your Hawaii trip. I felt like I was there with you. Please bring some of that sunshine. said...

When my ex and I got our mariage license we had to go to the liquor store in Kapaa. This little old man went to his desk that was pilled with every size of shoe box and said they are here somewhere. He after sometime found it and his type writer and one fingered pecking typed the license up as we talked about fishing. I so love saying I got married in kapaa Kauai Hawaii. Don't you think that just sweetly rolls off the toung? Of corse we went through the big D in Portland 9 years later! Not so sweetlie, but I don't hold that against Kauai ! Oh I like checking out old tombstones also.