Hawaii was once an independent kingdom. (1810 - 1893) The flag was designed at the request of King Kamehameha I. It has eight stripes of white, red and blue that represent the eight main islands. The flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the upper left corner to honor Hawaii's friendship with the British. Kauai's name has no particular historical meaning; however, through the legend of Hawaii loa who is thought to have been the Polynesian founder of the Hawaiian island's original inhabitants, “a favorite place around one's neck” is suggested. Hawaii was once an independent kingdom. (1810 - 1893) The flag was designed at the request of King Kamehameha I. It has eight stripes of white, red and blue that represent the eight main islands. The flag of Great Britain is emblazoned in the upper left corner to honor Hawaii's friendship with the British.


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 Trip Planning

Virginia & Chuck in Jordan - Celebrating Chuck's 79th Birthday - Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Virginia asked me if I wanted to go to Hawaii and spend a week at a time share she had available in the latter part of 2019. This is after our trip to Jordan for my birthday, two weeks in Scotland and a luxurious cruise on the Queen Mary II from Southampton to New York City in May.

She contacted me on March 1st, that she had made a payment to secure the timeshare in Kauai at Banyan Harbor for December 8th, leaving San Fracisco on Sunday. I was there once before but that was 40 years ago and I always wished I had taken a helicopter ride over the tall moutains and waterfalls. I wonder how much it costs now, time will tell!

The photo on the left is Virginia & Chuck in Jordan - Celebrating Chuck's 79th Birthday on February 4th, 2019 - Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia.

The photo on the right is our special cocktail party on the initial sailing of the Queen Mary II, from Southampton to New York City, hosted by a purser! We sailed back to the USA after 18 days in Scotland and England.

For my 80th birthday we plan on sailing from Dubai to Oman on the first leg of the cruise and I will probably have my birthday on the Arabian Sea. We will have to pass through the dangerous straits where the Iranians steal oil tankers! We will sail from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea and on to the Indian Ocean! We will also visit India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and end the cruise in Singapore.


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My travel agent, as usual, suggested the best way to setup the trip when I told her we might be going to Kauai.

Please contact Viviane Tondeur for help in setting up trips and getting the best deals possible.

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 History of Kauai

Map of Kauai Kauai is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. With an area of 562.3 square miles (1,456.4 km2), it is the fourth-largest of these islands and the 21st largest island in the United States.

Known also as the "Garden Isle", Kaua?i lies 105 miles (169 km) across the Kauai Channel, northwest of Oahu. This island is the site of Waimea Canyon State Park.

The United States Census Bureau defines Kauai as census tracts 401 through 409 of Kauai County, Hawaii, which comprises all of the county except for the islands of Kaula, Lehua and Niihau.

The 2010 United States Census population of the island was 67,091. The most populous town was Kapaa.

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 Things to do in Kauai

Chuck in 2002 - 62nd Birthday Relaxing and pristine Kauai (the Garden Island) is the least commercially developed of the Hawaiian islands. Waterfalls, scenic drives and more than 60 beaches dot the landscape.

Some beaches have great snorkeling, others offer child-friendly tidal pools and some are perfect for all kinds of water sports.

Dry-land activities include hiking the Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali coastline, taking a day trip to Waimea Canyon and experiencing life on a sugar plantation at Grove Farm Homestead Museum.

The photo on the right was taken of me on my 62nd birthday in Febrary 04th, 2002, at the crater on the big island, Hawaii. I had lunch there and walked through a lava tube and saw many orchids!


 December Weather on Kauai

It looks like it will be the rainy season. There are huge storms coming to California from the north west, covering Hawaii and the west coast of the US. We need the rain and it looks like it will be 70 degrees or more so that is always good. Just take sandals and so on.

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 To Decorate or not to Decorate?

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It is the end of the first week of December and Virginia and I will be leaving on Sunday the eighth, so I wondered if I should at least do some decorations for the holiday season. Well it only takes half an hour or so and though it is a simple decoration, I think it looks good with the view of course!

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    Flying to Kauai

Hopefully - a direct flight from San Francisco to Kauai

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Early Morning over San Francisco as we leave the City!

San Francisco View

Flying over Kauai and Lihue, Hawaii!

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Banyan Harbor - Resort ID: 0266 - 3411 Wilcox Road - Lihue, HI 96766 - USA

Phone: 808/245-7333


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