Today is our moving day- south to Kalaheo, but not before one more attempt at snorkeling. Trip to Tunnels was a bust with all the warning signs still up and waves crashing in everywhere we looked- and not a soul in the water. When in doubt, stay out… so we did with disappointment- not gonna lie- there was a bit of lead in the gut for a little bit there, but I know we made the right decision. We got back into the bay in Hanalei for one last hurrah and had fun riding in the waves and I will say I did feel better that we were in there together while I did my morning laps as I know that is more safe to buddy with someone in the water
Hubby got the last of the morning fare (a burrito with Portuguese sausage) and I got the first of the lunch menu (sampler plate with a rib, and shredded pork, chicken and beef) all from Chicken in a Barrel after checking out of the condo. This was his choice of eatery as he did not want to mess with the mess after making breakfast at home (I cook, he cleans). The food was good on all counts (he really liked the sausage in fact) but my portion could have fed 3 hungry people, and did not come with any veggie sides (just rice and I think a bean chili) I would have liked a salad option . All was tasty, but I liked the rib the best and pork second. We both cracked up that there were chickens walking around a Chicken in a Barrel- daring little birds!
The waterfalls in the mountains around Hanalei we saw yesterday were down to 2 from 5 and much more faint, but there was still a sprinkle going on so I bet there will be more falling later today. We will miss them!
Trip south was uneventful, with stops at Costco for gas (and somehow our wine has all disappeared) and another stop at the Right Slice- I just had to get the sampler!!! Hubby was also with me and thankfully would not let us leave without another cheesecake slice. Weird- I never eat sweets and yet this was a must stop for me, AND he insisted on getting another slice of the cheesecake and paid for the whole thing (we pay separately for splurges and things like that)- makes me wonder “what is really in those pies???” Reminds me of the cocoa in the movie Chocolate! :) Strange place for a bakery also- right in the middle of an industrial park, but they seem to be doing well so I wish them the best of luck. And secretly I am thankful they don’t have a place in AZ… I have stopped growing upwards over 30 years ago so the only way to go is sideways and that is sure to happen with all this new-found sweet tooth here.
After settling into our new home (it has a beautiful avocado tree right outside the door with fruit the size of Nerf footballs!) we went to Hanapepe art night which we really enjoyed- especially the spice place and Banana Patch next door. This is a cool little town with some great local art, and a book store (one of our favorite browsing spots on vacation wherever we go)- but the wind flew out of our sail a bit with the 50 minute wait for the Huli huli chicken at Bobbies- it was good, but they should tell you it will be that long when ordering. We have stuff at home we could have driven back for and come back in less time than that wait…. Still enjoyed the night, but sheeze!!!.
Love the breezes here and the feel of being in a neighborhood instead of a resort. We are hoping for a good view at the canyon tomorrow- wish us luck!