Sunday, Jul 17
Martha and I flew to Kauai, one of the islands which are part of the archipelago that is known as the Hawaiian Islands. It was a seven hour + ride, and as much as I don't like to fly, it would prove to be bearable.
Martha had splurged a year ago and bought us tickets in First Class, so it was quite comfy. It's back to Economy Class on the way home though, but that's over a week away so not going to think about it.
Kauai is four hours behind Denver's Mountain Time Zone, so although it was close to 4PM local when we arrived, it felt much later to us. We picked up the rental car and waited the couple of hours for our friends: Jane and Larry H. to show up from Virginia via a different airline.
We're staying with Jane and Larry at a Marriott Vacation Club, mooching from them once again. We've known them since our Army days and they're dear friends.
It was dark by the time we made it from Lihue to Poipu where the vacation club is located. Long day for everyone.
Monday, July 18
First full day in Kauai, the weather was mostly cloudy and breezy with the trade winds coming from the northeast. We all woke up really early since we were still on our home time zones. So I went out with Larry to catch the sunrise: