Kaua’i has to be my favorite Hawaiian island. Oahu is too commercialized, Maui too crowded, and the big island of Hawai’i a bit bland. Kaua’i is simply beautiful with its lush greenery, stunning coastline, and less crowds. Alas, our time on the island has come to an end. We were due to fly out at 10:30PM, which means a full day in Kaua’i, but no access to shower facility after 11AM. So, instead of squeezing in another hike, we opted to drive around the island to take in the scenery.
The last day on the island also meant it was our last chance for some fresh fish and Hawaiian shaved ice.
Joe and I occasionally will ask each other what we’d do when the other passes. Joe had always said he’d happily remain in Laguna Beach. I could never come up with a satisfactory plan. Laguna Beach is nice, but I think I would miss him too much by remaining in the house by myself. If mom and dad were still to be around at that point then I’d move to Taiwan to be with them. However, if no one is left then I wouldn’t know where I would move to. But now I know. I’ll be in Kaua’i when that day comes.
As for the rest of the trip back home it was smooth sailing. Once again we got a row to ourselves on our flight to Seattle. Popped in to the Centurion lounge for a quick breakfast before our connection to LAX. Got the extra leg room emergency exit seats on the way back to LA. Joe was happy to be home. I, on the other hand, wished our vacation had lasted a little longer.