My wife decided that she was tired of the dreary weather in Washington (gray skies, rain, etc.) So, like all good wives, she booked us a trip to the garden island of Kauai. We left on a Thursday. After a lengthy non-stop flight from the gray skies of Seattle we arrived in the sunny skies of Kauai (well, almost non-stop – there was a plane change in Honolulu). So far, so good.
We went to get our rental car, and they were unable to find our reservation as the paperwork Polly had didn’t have a confirmation number on it. They finally found us in the computer, however, so we were good to go. It was such a nice day we decided to pop the extra cash for a convertible. We hopped in our Mustang convertible and drove the 20 miles or so to our Hotel (with the top down, of course). Note the 160 MPH SPEEDOMETER!!!! Too bad the highest speed limit on the island was only 50 mph .
When we got to the hotel, we had another problem. They ALSO had no record of our reservation. Fortunately, Polly had the receipt from when she booked the package through Costco Travel, and it proved we had a reservation, and that it was pre-paid. Since they didn’t have a regular room for us, they gave us an “upgrade” to a waterfront room. We were about 100’ from the water. Great for a quick dip in the ocean.
Well, we were a bit tired after all the travelling, so didn’t take the time to hit the water. Besides, it looked a bit rough at the time. So we just took a walk along the beach.
It was a very tiring walk . All that sand, you know…
There were also a lot of pretty flowers on the grounds of the hotel.
Since it was getting late, we took a trip to the local Wal-Mart and Costco to pick up some supplies and supper. We then headed back to our hotel and took a rest. Little did we know, as far as the weather is concerned, this was to be pretty much the best day of the whole trip. But that’s a story for another day.