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Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Troutdale, Oregon
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Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

The last two days were spent at the beach and driving up to the Hanalei to view the sandcastle contest.

Continuing to have a great time! Today will be a very relaxed day with lounging around, and checking out the shopping villages and the shops in Koloa. Tomorrow is our Kayaking day. Looking forward to this!


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1. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Great pictures of the Sand Castle Contest!!

If you plan on going to Poipu Beach again, you can find parking much closer near the Sheraton on Ho'onani Rd.

Milwaukie, Oregon
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2. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Such great photos. Isn't the sand art amazing?! We had a sand castle contest here in Portland last month. Alas, it was on a downtown square...not the same ambiance at all!

Like you, I am not a quilter nor seamstress but I love the stitchery store (...even though it is overwhelming). I bought a wonderful tropical shower curtain there several years ago that is still in use.

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3. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Great blog. Already a pro!! Thanks for the great pictures. We've been to Kauai the past 6 years and you have done some stuff we'll have to try.

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4. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Thanks for another great read !!

Moorpark, California
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5. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

You can definitely park in the Plantation Gardens parking lot during the day. I've always been able to find a place (even with the large SUV I had in June). It's located where 22Kauai mentions above.

Oregon Coast, Oregon
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6. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Too funny, we did the same thing with the bypass and turned around also.

Love the quilts! We'll have to check that out next time.

Enjoying your blog!


Bay Area, California
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7. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Your trip sounds much like our recent trip. We actually stayed at Kiahuna Plantation so your pics make me smile. Oh, and we have 2 water polo/swimmers as well. Bet you're having a blast together!! Enjoy!!

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8. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Another great day of pictures. I had heard about the VW bus sand castle. How cute was that?

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9. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Thanks for the updates. The sandcastles were cool, but wow, I've never seen Hanalei Bay so busy. Loved the quilts also.

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10. Re: Trip Report Blog Day 3 &4

Really enjoying your log & photos. The quilts were gorgeous! That shop is now on my list to visit.