Sunday, October 23, 2011
Greetings from Kauai
We landed on the island on Kauai a little over 24 hours ago and it has been spectacular. We met up with our friends, Bill and Barbara who we will be vacationing with. We were met at the airport by Bill bearing leis to welcome us to the island. We toured the Marriott resort that we were staying at to get familiar with the grounds and then we walked to Duke's Canoe Club for dinner. I had the fish tacos which were wonderful since the fish was as fresh as it could be. Gerry had the ahi tuna wrap which was fresh seared tuna in a spinach wrap with some fresh vegetables tucked in.
We walked back to the resort to get into our bathing suits and ended the evening in the hot tub with a drink to wind down. When we went up to our room it was only 10:30 but with the 5 hour time difference it was really 3:30 on Dallas time. We slept hard until about 4:00 in the morning.
We got dressed and went for a long walk around the resort about 6:00 in the morning and then showered and had breakfast at one of the restaurants on the resort. We spent the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon, poolside with books and magazines which was a great way to spend the day. We left the Marriott resort in Lihue and traveled about 30 minutes to another Marriott resort in Poipu. We are now at the resort where we will be spending the next week.
This resort is a little smaller than the one we were at yesterday, but it is right on the beach and the grounds are beautiful! We familiarized ourselves with the grounds at this resort, went to the bar on the beach for a drink and watched the sun set on the beach. What a great way to wind down our first full day on the island.
Tonight we walked to a restaurant called Brennecke's which is right on the beach and had wonderful seafood dishes. We both started with a mixed green salad with a very light vinaigrette. I had the seared Ono (fish) with a pickled ginger butter sauce served on pineapple Jasmine fried rice with a couple of sauteed shrimp and some perfectly steamed vegetables which was very good. Gerry had the Porcini Ravioli in Pesto Sauce with seared Ahi tuna.
I wish I had ordered Gerry's entree...mine was very good, but Gerry's was fabulous! I'm looking forward to all the fish dishes we will be having this week.