.... and on Sunday...
my dear friend Joanne flew into Kauai to visit me, a side trip on her journey to Japan.
Joanne and I had a ball.
On Monday we went to Opaeka Falls, and then Ahi wraps and lemonades at Mermaids cafe for lunch. Then we took the boat ride to the Fern Grotto.
|Dancing the hula on the way to the fern grotto|
|The Fern Grotto. it drips water.|
Then we went back to the Marriott for a swim and dip in the hot tub and a fabulous meal highlighted with Lava drinks (fruity rum as Joanne calls it)
|this is the pool outside Joanne's hotel room in Lihue. There are 5 hot tubs, they are under the octagon shaped roofs.|
|Friuty rum. DELISH!|
I had hoped we could attend their weekly tour to the golden temple, but it was not being offered on the day we went. As fate would have it, a large Indian wedding party was there, and they had arranged for a private tour, and we were allowed to tag along.
|this is a flower than blooms once a year....|
|..a cluster of them....|
I'm not sure if the monks had gathered them to make beads and sell/give away, or if tourists had stripped the ground clean. Or perhaps the monks simply wanted the ground beneath the trees clean.
Afterwards we explored another waterfall (Wailua Falls)
and then Joanne came to my house to visit my studio.
We lunched in Kilauea on local Ono fish and then went to Kilauea bakery for dessert.
We returned to the Marriott for a swim and some hot tubbing.
|gorgeous fine silver goddess pendant Joanne gifted me with....she makes beautiful jewelry !|
It was a MARVELOUS visit!