You have heard me mention how we LOVE Hawaii. This trip will forever be known as "Love You Like a Mango" trip. When we first got to Maui, I heard a song called "Drop, Baby, Drop" on the radio and one line was I love you like a mango. It just cracked me up and I told Dave I loved him like coffee and avocado. He said he loved me like Peanut M & Ms. LOL So we have been laughing about that and had to buy the song as well. We've about worn out the CD. We had a FABULOUS time on Maui. The Kanapaali Beach Hotel was a totally Hawaiian experience. Mikala presented us with our first kukio nut lei when we left and every time we come back we'll get a white nut. I liked Mikala so much I had to give him a copy of Dangerous Depths. The hotel grounds are so beautiful and you expect to see Elvis strolling the grounds. The beach is to die for. I went snorkeling at black rock and the coral was incredibly beautiful. It a very Hawaiian experience with many on staff real Hawaiians. Mikala is Portuguese Hawaiian and had 11 sisters!
We came to Kauai on Tuesday. We adore our little Turtle Cove Cottage! It's on the south shore and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It's totally charming with great views of the water. I've never seen a rental house that was so immaculate and so perfectly equipped in the kitchen. Our host Alan Souza is a big time surfing champion from the 60s. We've enjoyed seeing pictures of their dogs and the other decorations. fm,.m.,we,.wIt's been a fabulous time so far and we have almost another full week here. I think this has been the most relaxing trip I've ever had. Since we've seen the islands so much, we haven't had an agenda and have been able to lay on the beach (much to Dave's dismay) and snorkel. Dave has been a buying fool and has bought me FOUR tropical dresses.
We had fish tacos at Big Tim's in Hanalei on Thurs and yesterday we had the to-die-for Puka Dogs. I highly recommend the spicy garlic sauce and the pineapple salsa with likikoi mustard. We've been cooking in the kitchen quite a lot too and that's been fun. And coffee in Hawaii. What more do I have to say about that?! Ahhh. I could drink five pots a day. :)
Do you have a favorite spot you always go back to? If so, what brings you back time and time again?
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.
Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.