Professional Hiker, Hulu girl, and Puka dog lover!
What a day!
Maddie’s pick…feeding the koi fish. The hotel has this great koi fish pond and does a feeding for the kids at 9am. We were there and ready. First thing Maddie said before she went to bed and the first thing she asked for when she woke up…so we knew that was part of the daily agenda. It was pretty cool to get the feed the fish..they went nuts and splashed water and got so close to the edge you could pet them. Well actually you could pick which of the 15 you wanted to pet. Maddie managed to make her food outlast every other child. So we feed the fish with 50 other kids and then threw in the last pellet with only one or 2 people still around. Mission Accomplished.
After lunch it was on to Todd’s pick…hiking the Nepali coast. We found parking…which was a bit of a walk since they had closed down other parking for a movie that was filming. The bonus on our walk to the trailhead we got to pass the movie crews and actually saw one of the pirates from Pirates of the Caribbean 4. Guess it should really be Pirates of Hawaii. We got to the trailhead and everyone was excited about our hiking adventure. The first part of the trail was slippery, muddy, a steady accent, and all rocks. Maddie climbed up like a real pro with us following behind. The views at the top were outstanding…and what a wonderful adventure. All along the hike peoplecouldn’t believe that Maddie was doing it..she got lots of that’s awesome, what a girl, you go girl. And then a few whispered wow can you believe that little girl is doing this. We were proud…but then again we never thought twice about the climb with her either.
After our hike we drove to the other side of the island..giving Maddie enough time for a good long nap in the car. We then stopped to see the sounding horn. Maddie loved the splash, I loved the sound. Todd then picked dinner..Puka Dogs. A polish sausage that fits into a bun that they fill with a special sauce or in Maddie’s case ketchup. Todd and Maddie were in hog heaven with their dogs.
As if that wasn’t enough for our first full day we ended a night with a luau. The show was pretty amazing. Maddie got to get up and learn the Hulu and the fire dancing at the end was just outstanding.
For our first full day of vacation it was pretty outstanding…loving Kauai and loving the uninterrupted time together!