Gloria Reimer’s Weblog

Kauai, Hawaii October 2010


I usually like to blog my holidays as it is a great way for me to record what we have done and also I can then go back and relive the holiday over and over again in the future.  So again, I am going to try and blog our experiences and what we have done during this holiday time spent in Kauau with my sister Joanne and her husband Dwight.

We left from Saskatoon on Wednesday, October 13th and flew to Seattle where we spent the night.  The flights were good and we had a nice clean hotel…went to bed early as the alarm went off at 3:15 am as we had to catch the shuttle to get to the Seattle Airport to catch our 6:00 am flight.  I had checked-in at home so we had our boarding passes all in place so the airport check-in was quick and painless which was nice.  We then flew to San Francisco where we met up with Dwight and Joanne.  We were there welcoming committee as they got off their flight as we arrived earlier than them.

Joanne made sure she had her famous clam chowder at the soul restaurant and then we headed to catch our flight to Lihue, Kauai.  No problems boarding, but had forgotten how long the flight was to Hawaii…5 1/2 hours sitting in airplane seats is not fun.  Had started a new book by Carlos Ruiz Zafon “The Angel’s Game” so read quite a bit in it and the rest of the time “patiently” waited for the flight to be over.

The amazing thing about the flight…there was a family with two children sitting across the aisle from us and the grandmother was sitting beside me…there children were a little girl 8 months and a boy about 3 years old…and they were amazing.  The little girl never fussed at all and the little boy was amazing on the long flight.  Joanne and I wondered what our grandchildren would be like on such a flight…not as cooperative we think!!!!

We landed and then went to get our rented car…we were hungry so ended up at one of our favorite restaurants…Duke’s at the Marriott in Lihue…awesome food and we had to start our holiday with our favorite dessert…huge piece of ice cream pie with hot fudge macadamia sauce…too delicious…then we headed to Princeville where we were staying the first two nights of our stay in Kauai.  Had trouble finding our condo but finally did and we settled in for a couple of days on the north side.  We went and bought some groceries, ate a light supper, and then headed to bed as we were so tired after the long day.  So ended our first partial day on the island of Kauai!!