Kauai, Hawaii Day 4

Due to the recent flooding on the northern part of Kauai, we were not able to visit that part of the island. So, that left us with a few days to relax and sightsee without a specific itinerary. This morning, we took the opportunity for an impromptu maternity photoshoot around our hotel.

maternity pregnancy kauai hawaii
maternity pregnancy kauai hawaii
maternity pregnancy kauai hawaii

We also signed up for a Lei-making class, which was offered by Sheraton Kauai. The hotel offers daily classes, from basket-weaving to learning how to play the ukulele. We were able to sign up for the class that same morning.

 These leis were made out of twisting tea leaves together and adding flowers. The leis can be frozen or dried out over time for continued use, just add fresh flowers.

These leis were made out of twisting tea leaves together and adding flowers. The leis can be frozen or dried out over time for continued use, just add fresh flowers.

 Beautiful plumeria flowers from our instructor’s backyard.

Beautiful plumeria flowers from our instructor’s backyard.

 Ta da!

Ta da!

 These plumerias inspired us to buy a plumeria root to plant back home. The roots can be purchased in gift shops and airlines allow you to bring them in your luggage.

These plumerias inspired us to buy a plumeria root to plant back home. The roots can be purchased in gift shops and airlines allow you to bring them in your luggage.

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Shrimp Station

There are a couple of locations. The one we went to was in Waimea.

9652 Kamuali'i Highway Waimea, Hawaii, 96796

shrimp station kauai hawaii
shrimp station kauai hawaii
shrimp station kauai hawaii
 They will let you mix two different kinds of sauteed shrimp, which is a good way to try them all. The ‘Got Garlic’ and ‘Thai’ are definitely some of our favorites.

They will let you mix two different kinds of sauteed shrimp, which is a good way to try them all. The ‘Got Garlic’ and ‘Thai’ are definitely some of our favorites.

 The coconut shrimp plate was delicious! Crispy, sweet, and steaming hot.

The coconut shrimp plate was delicious! Crispy, sweet, and steaming hot.

Koloa Rum Co

Since we were not on any kind of timeline, we happened to drive by and spot the Koloa Rum Company. Their award-winning rum is highly-rated and used in several of the local bars and shops.

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 Gift shop at Koloa Rum Co

Gift shop at Koloa Rum Co

 The tasting tour is free, so make sure to sign up!

The tasting tour is free, so make sure to sign up!

 The Mai Tai, one of the many rums that we sampled.

The Mai Tai, one of the many rums that we sampled.

Kukui Grove Farmers Market

 This Farmer’s Market is held year-round every Monday in the parking lot of the Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue.

This Farmer’s Market is held year-round every Monday in the parking lot of the Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihue.

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 Hawaiian Farmers Markets are the best place to buy exotic fruits, which is something we don’t see a lot of in our local grocery stores.

Hawaiian Farmers Markets are the best place to buy exotic fruits, which is something we don’t see a lot of in our local grocery stores.

Kukui Grove Farmers Market kauai hawaii
 Mangosteens were one of our favorites.

Mangosteens were one of our favorites.

Kukui Grove Farmers Market kauai hawaii
 Longans, creamy apple, chico, strawberrry guava. The longans were our favorite, very similar to lychee.  A couple of more days here in paradise, and then back to reality. We hope to make the best of them, whatever it is we may be doing.

Longans, creamy apple, chico, strawberrry guava. The longans were our favorite, very similar to lychee.

A couple of more days here in paradise, and then back to reality. We hope to make the best of them, whatever it is we may be doing.