Monday, April 30, 2007

Kauai Trip 2007 - Day 6

Bye bye Kauai! Going back home to So. Cali.

Early morning breakfast, pack, clean up our cabin, fill up the rental car with gas, boarded the plane to Honolulu, Oahu.

Steve and Shy did have a relaxing, fun, wonderful, and blessed vacation. It was a great way to celebrate our 1-year wedding anniversary early. Kauai, by far, is our favorite Hawaiian island: it has beautiful landscaping, hospitable people, wonderful diving, awesome beaches, delicious vegan food, clean and quiet, not as populated and city-like.

As "" puts it:
"The northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is entwined with sharp mountain spires, lush valleys and jagged cliffs, all draped in a canopy of emerald. Kauai appeals to a wide audience because of its dramatic beauty, abundance of activities, and laid back atmosphere.
The verdant scenery will not disappoint you. Whether hiking the
Napali Coast, sunbathing in Poipu, or exploring the expansive Waimea Canyon, the views are phenomenal... The timeless beauty and allure of Kauai is what makes it such a treasured destination."

We enjoyed diving and admiring God's creation in the water. However, as beautiful as it was, even the ocean has suffered from the course of sin. With global warming, pollution, sewage/chemical spills - the creatures and life of the ocean has suffered.
"Romans 8:22-23 says, "For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body."

Well, we had about a 5 hour lay-over in Honolulu, so we toured Oahu instead of staying at the airport. Tuti and Marcello went to Pearl Harbor. Steve & Shy went to Waikiki. We took the Reliable Shuttle over there & back. We ate vege sushi & inari at the International Market Place. Bought a smoothie and visited the local dive shop.

The plane trip back home was pretty smooth. We took naps and read out of the diving book Steve bought at Barnes and Noble.

We miss Kauai, but it's good to be back home.