June 15, 2015

Kauai Coconut Diaries: Day 3 (and a half)

June 15, 2015
Our final (full) day was spent exploring the south and west sides of the island.  The five of us (for the last time) piled into the rental car, buckled up, and embarked on our daylong drive.

Little Fish Coffee

In the charming town of Hanapepe, we made a pit stop for morning coffees at this cute cafe find.

With our caffeine levels restored and our personalities a bit more buzzed, it was back onto the road for us.

The cemetery.  Since we were in town, my grandparents felt a visit necessary.  

It was especially sad to see my grandpa hobbling up and down the aisles looking for his friends.  I'm glad, however, to have met those who've made my grandparents so happy in the past.

Waimea Canyon

The drive up was unbelievably long and winding, but the view?  So worth it.

No picture does the Canyon justice.

Lucky for us, it's lychee season!  My cute little grandpa bought us a bag to share.  He makes me smile.

Hamura Saimin

Unassuming, yes, but this little saimin shop ain't suffering.  Business is unbelievably good.

Mmmm . . .

And then before we knew it, the final day arrived.  

I am so not a morning person.  I've never been one.  And although waking up in the morning has always been a difficulty of mine, on this special day, I thankfully made it out of bed just in time.

My grandma and grandpa at breakfast.  I love these two.

Did I ever mention I have a slight obsession with pancakes?

Heading home.

A hui hou, Kauai!

Thanks for the memories.

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Julia Anne

I'm a teen with a refined taste for good books and great writing, currently living in Honolulu, HI. I'm a reader. A dreamer. And an aspirant writer. One day I have hopes to travel the world, but for now, I'll settle with venturing through the written works I read.


  1. julia!! your kauai posts are absolutely awful. and when i say that i mean they're WONDEFUL AND I WANT TO GO TO KAUAI RIGHT NOW. the food and the scenery and everything looks so beautiful, IT HURTS. (which is why i love/hate it) it seems like you had so much fun and i really enjoyed reading/seeing your adventures the past three days! your photos were absolutely gorgeous and, i have to say this again, the FOOD. i drool. what lens did you use to make your photos look so nice and wide angled/fish eyed? i can't stop obsessing over your blog and posts and pictures and everything <3333

    1. HAHA. Thanks for the comment, Alexandra. I'm sorry the photos were just awful and unappealing to the eye. ;) Just before my Kauai trip, I purchased a GoPro Hero 4 (which is what I used for the photos). The camera is very compact and durable (waterproof with the housing, too) so it was perfect for the trip. I'm actually honored that you like my blog/posts/pictures, because I'm pretty much OBSESSED with yours.

      I hope you'll be able to visit Kauai for yourself one day!

      Julia Anne

  2. Wow this seems like such a wonderful trip!! Awww your grandpa is totally adorable!! Such pretty pictures too... Gosh I yearn to go to Hawaii again. Nice recap!!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. Thanks, Rachel! I hope you DO come to visit Hawaii again (sometime soon!!). I hear Oahu's the best island . . . ;)

      Julia Anne


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