Puff the Magic…

In a land called Hanalei. Truthfully, I never knew the lyric was about an actual town in Kaua’i. Live and learn.

After a typically excellent lunch at Coconut’s Fish Cafe in Kapa’a, we drove the convertible sans haut from Lihue to Hanalei this afternoon, hoping to stop at Piazza’s for a nice pizza snack. Oops, it’s Sunday, they open at 5:30. Live and learn.

Anyway, Kaua’i is one of the rainiest places on earth and luckily we don’t mind water as we drove through an really excellent downpour.

We pulled over into a scenic overlook just before we entered Princeville and took a couple of less than scenic pictures. (Thanks storm.)

After a short stop at Hanalei beach, for s selfie across Hawaii.

We took a longer stop in “down town” Hanalei for some shave ice and a walkabout the town. Of course it was touristy but fun and very nice people.

For those not in the know, Shave ice or Hawaiian shave ice is an ice-based dessert made by shaving a block of ice. While the product can resemble a snow cone, snow cones are made with crushed, rather than shaved, ice. On the Big Island of Hawai’i, it is also referred to as ‘ice shave’, though both terms (ice shave and shave ice) are used by locals. (Wikipedia)

Shave ice is smoother and often served with ice cream at the bottom of the cup. IMHO, the only way to fly! We had Rainbow Shave Ice which has coconut, strawberry, blue raspberry (my personal fav) and grape. Eat it with a spoon, but take a straw and don’t waste the liquid.

I stopped by a music shop (on the left here) to look at some ukuleles and ask for some advice. They had a selection of sizes, but the models they had were pretty basic.

Tomorrow is my first golf round on Kaua’i. I have to leave the hotel before breakfast so we stopped at the Hanalei Bread Shop for some breakfast pastries, the golf breakfast of champions. Note, it is breakfast of champions, not golf champions. I may report later tomorrow, OR, I may just pretend I never played at all.