Hawaii Trip: Intro / Arrival / Day 1 / Day 1 ( pt 2) / Day 2 Early / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Day 5 / Day 6 / Day 7 / Wrap-up
Day 2 got off to an early start (see this post) and we decided to check out the breakfast buffet that came with our room package. Small showers kept coming through the area and as we ate (under cover) the light rain continued to fall.
We decided that today would be a good day to do some driving and tour parts of the island, so we ordered up the Jeep, and just as we were getting in, it started raining, and this time it meant business. We drove up to scenic Wailua falls, but by the time we got there, it was raining so hard we chose to come back another day.
Everyone had told us the Poipu side of the island was much sunnier, so we headed that way. They were right, because by the time we got down to the Spouting Horn at Poipu Beach, the sun was bright and hot. Spouting Horn is a place where the ocean comes in through lava tubes and spouts up in the air. It makes a roaring noise as the air is forced out. The tide was down when we were there, so there wasn't much spout today.
We stopped by the Poipu shopping center on the lookout for one of the Travel Channel's top ten hot dogs in the country - Puka Dogs. It's hard to explain how they're made, but they're really good. You can get them the traditional way with mustard, ketchup, and such, or you can order them the island way with a garlicy dressing and a mango relish. I went with the island way.
We stopped by the main Poipu beach, but it was rather unimpressive. Not much sand and the waves couldn't have been more than 6 inches or so.
When we got back to the hotel, we had a little surprise. They must have had some very heavy rains while we were gone, because there was a major flood going on right in front of the hotel's main entrance. Good thing we had the Jeep so we could get through this mess.
The beach at our hotel is much nicer, and Mrs. HolyCoast decided to spend some time this afternoon down there while I blogged from the 10th floor balcony. The Mrs. finally gave up after the misty rain drove her back inside.
Now it's off to Duke's for dinner with one of the other agents as the rain comes down in serious amounts. Hopefully this will all go away tomorrow (but who knows).