Sunday, December 26, 2010

"This Town Ain't Big Enough For The 5 of Us"

Today we went to a little Italian place by where we are staying called Bobby V's that someone else told us was really good. We went for the breakfast, which was a buffet of eggs, potatoes, crossaints, bagels, fruit, coffee & OJ. It wasn't anything spectacular, but it was sufficient. What I really enjoyed about it was the atmosphere. It is this tiny little restaurant with literally 5 tables in it, and the owner was super nice - he chatted to us the whole time we ate our food & gave us some tips on what to see etc. He says we HAVE to go back there for dinner and have the pizza so we are going to go there sometime this week. They can't serve alcohol because they don't have a license so they let you bring your own - super cool. We all really enjoyed his attitude & the cute little homestyle restaurant and are excited about having a big plate o' yummy pasta soon! Their motto is: " the best way to someones heart is through their stomachs" - love it!

After that, we tried to catch some Boxing Day sales at Macys, Wal-Mart & Costco. Me & lil' sis bought a few things; nothing too crazy though. Then we went snorkeling where we saw an eel & a barracuda! After that, we made a loooong drive up to see the Waimea Canyon which is supposed to be beautiful. However, once we arrived at our destination, it was so foggy we couldn't even see anything!!

Prior to finding out that the fog had over taken the canyon...

We did stop part way down the mountain and found this cool river/mountain view...we had to stop and take pictures for the lack of canyon pictures we got!

 After the loooong drive back down the mountain, we got shaved ice. We had seen the signs for it everywhere,  but had no idea what it was. So, we tried it at Jo-Jo's and loved it. Its basically just a snow cone: ice with flavor. But apparently it's the in thing to have down here!

The sign telling us some favorite combos...yes, the place was super sketch but yummy all the same. I think it's "the island way man"
Then we were driving home when we saw something that looked familiar that naturally my dad made us stop and take a photo of...

This is just a little building of some sorts on a field; we went to see the pool and it's huge!! It's a 50 m by 25 m pool - approximately 4 times our pool at home. We were jealous.
Now we are back at home, had dinner & going for our nightly swim in the pool. Pants is making the drink that accompanies the pool as we speak! ;) Tomorrow we are going on our tubing adventure...I'll keep ya posted on how that goes.

I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday week...any exciting New Years plans that I am missing out on???



  1. Um you are in're not missing out on ANYTHING! :)

  2. Sounds like you're having a great time Shan! I went to Kauai ~5 years ago and I loved it there. It's so small but that's the charm I think. Too bad about the canyon lookout. We went there and it was spectacular. Maybe that gives you a reason to go back someday :)

    Are you staying in the north?

  3. Hahaha thanks Minder!!!

    Justin- I didn't know you'd been here! I agree, it's nothing fancy, but it's the small town-ish charm and easy-going way of life that is cool about here. We are staying on the East side - in Kapa'a I believe. Or maybe Waipouli? Uh oh...I can't remember. Our place is called the Waipouli Beach Resort. We have driven up North to go snorkeling & check out some beaches; we've also driven South to snorkel & check out beaches! (see a theme here in what we do all day?) :)