Friday, May 20
Rainbows, frogs, exotic-looking birds and breathtaking views
were part of this mornings jog through Princeville.
Hanalei has a great spot for fish tacos: Tropical Taco! and these amazing donuts Dan picked up from some locals.
I read about a tiny, yet amazing beach called Hideaways, which is located right before the St. Regis. We decided to check that out, even though some say the treck down is steep. Boy were they right. My anxiety was at an all time high with Dan carrying Madison down. But once we got down the view was perfect. Nothing like an almost secluded beach.
Hideaways was worth every muddy step. The rope-guided descent was reminiscent of an Indian Jones adventure. Between breaks, turquoise water demands your attention through tropical leaves.
We made a drive down to lydegate beach with the top down on the jeep. Definitely the way to go in Hawaii.
Lindgate beach is blocked off from the rough surf for kids. Surprising enough, they had fish in there! Like real Hawaiian fish with colorful stripes and electric blue colors!
Madison loved it! She was a natural in the water with her watermelon swim suite
Later that afternoon we headed one mile east and snuck into the famous St. Regis hotel. Sipped on some Mai tai's and watched the sunset over Hanalei Bay. By far one of the best views in Kauai.
There was a wedding going on with flamethrowers and hula dancers. Free show for us!
The night ended with a frozen pizza and talks about tomorrow's adventure.
Dan found a rental company before the trip and rented a hiking carrier for Madison. We made it about 1/2 mile up the coastline. Enough to see some amazing views.
Once we trucked back down the hill we went to the nearby beach to cool off.