Well, after finding a killer deal on airfare last December ($460 round trip, LAX to Kauai), I decided it was time for me to make my first visit in 5 years to the garden island! Amazingly, the time has flown by, and now the excitement of this return visit is starting to set in quite nicely. My agenda - leaving Saturday the 17th and returning the 31st. This will be my first time staying two full weeks, and I plan to enjoy and savor as much of the island as possible during this visit (my fifth visit since 1987). Having seen many areas of the island, I'm sure I will still discover new places and have new experiences.
I have no set plans at this time, and will be taking each day as it comes. If I feel like going somewhere specific, I'll do it. If I feel like staying at the condo, I'll do that. I do plan to eat lots of great food, discover a few beaches I have yet to visit, enjoy being in the outdoors, take plenty of long walks on the beach, and above all.....savor the island and appreciate each day as it presents itself. My first 7 nights will be in Poipu (Kuhio Shores....can't wait to fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below my lanai), and the second 7 nights in Princeville (Hanalei Bay Resort....can't wait to see the views from a good friend's condo!!)
I've read so many posts over the past several months that have given me new ideas on a few things, so I want to thank everyone for their contributions here.