Julia and I bummed around Oahu in the morning, waiting to get rid of our rental car and, once again, be free women. That car…..anyway, we played in the airport for a few hours. It was nice to not have to rush. And the flying rats (pigeons) were entertaining enough, strutting around the terminal.
We boarded our flight, and after a quick half hour, and POG juice (papaya, orange, and guava) we were on the ground.
The rental process in Kauai was much faster, and we got ourselves an adventure jeep! And if you’re planning a trip to Kauai and have at least 1 adventurous bone in your body, I would highly recommend getting a jeep. All of the parking lots are about one rock away from being a 30 year old BMX course.
We stopped for fish tacos in Kapaa.
We drove to our camping spot, Anini Beach, to catch the sunset. A moody blue sort of scene, it was as if the sky was slowly merging with the sea. Rays of light popped through the clouds, tiny spotlights on individual waves.
After sunset, we drove back to Kapaa, to buy a few provisions at Safeway. I did not want to wake up 45 minutes away from breakfast!
We drove back to the beach with every intention of setting up our hammocks and drifting into a happy and restful sleep. However, we arrived to the beach and decided that, in light of sketchy neighbors and complete darkness, we’d sleep in the jeep. It was a true adventure day, and despite waking up to the screeches of one hundred chickens and in desperate need of chiropractors, we were still full of excitement for the coming adventure. Welcome to Kauai!