Wednesday, June 9, 2010


*I talked to my mom the other day and she said, "Why do you want me to read your blog when you hardly update it? I keep seeing the same post every time I go to your page."  Gee thanks mom.  Nah, it's actually quite cute; my mom is now my PR person and wants to tell her friends about the blog.

Our trip to Kauai
Here's a recap, we arrived on Kauai 1.5 hours prior to the wedding and were only on the island for less than 24 hours. The original plan was that we would arrive on Kauai by 3:30pm the day before the wedding, but that didn't happen because of our many flight shenanigans.  It's an exhausting story to tell, so if you really want to hear it, I'll post the story later on.

As soon as we landed, we picked up the rental car and drove to the Hyatt Kauai for my friend's luggage in hand because it was lost somewhere between Dallas, Seattle, Honolulu, and Kauai.  Luckily we were staying at the same hotel as the wedding, so we took a shower and got ready for the wedding. Did we end up wearing the icky grimmy clothes that we had been stuck wearing for the past 36 hours while in the airport and airplane?  No, for some strange reason (maybe it's because of my slight OCD), I had told Mike to pack our wedding clothes in my carry-on....even though the original plan would have allowed us to arrive on Kauai the day earlier.
Needless to say, the wedding was beautiful and my friend looked gorgeous!  

The next day we were able to pick up some omiyage at the Kauai Kookie Company Outlet.  We bought some Hawaiian Hula papaya seed dressings as well as different flavors of Kauai Kookies. Our favorite is the guava cookie, but we also purchased the banzai flavor (furikake and mochi crunch inside), the passion fruit cookies, and the haupia (coconut) flavored cookies.   The last three flavors can only be bought at the outlet store and are not sold at Long's and other local stores.

We then met up with Mike's cousins at Hamura's Saimin Stand for lunch and then purchased a bunch of Hamura's saimin to give to relatives on Oahu. 

We then hopped on a plane to Honolulu and that completed our whirlwind adventure on Kauai. 

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
1571 Poipu Road,
Koloa, Hawaii, USA 96756
(808) 742-1234

Kauai Kookie Company
1-3529 Kaumualii Hwy
Hanapepe, Kauai, HI

Hamura's Saimin
2956 Kress St.
Lihue, HI 96766


K and S said...

eep! lost luggage...glad you had a nice time on Kauai :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your marriage!!!
From an old friend, G

Anonymous said...

Did you try the Lilikoi Chiffon pie at Hamuras? It's really delicious. You can buy it frozen and it should make it back to Oahu in good shape barring any flight delays. It's one of my favorites!

How about the Hanamaulu Cafe chicken? Now that's ono too!

genkitummy said...

Kat-yes we had a nice time on kauai.

Anon-no, we didn't try the lilikoi chiffon pie. one of my friends mentioned it to us after we had gone to Hamura's for lunch. thanks for the information. And no, we did not try the Hanamalu Cafe. I should have posted asking for travel advice prior to traveling to kauai. darn.