It's hard to believe that we've been here for 7 days now...the time has gone incredibly fast! We are very blessed to be able to take this trip. If it were not for the generosity of the Kauai Reformation Church and the sponsoring churches (Oceanside URC and Torrance URC), this trip would not be possible. They are providing us a wonderful 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, round-trip airfare for myself, and a car rental. And because Alamo was out of 4-door sedans when we went to pick up our rental car, they bumped us up to a minivan for no extra charge. What would normally be a very expensive vacation for a family of 4 is only costing us airfare for my wife and daughters and our food. When hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt Kauai are going for a minimum of $480/night and when 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos on the beach are going for $5,995/week (who could possibly afford those prices), we are very thankful to be able to take a vacation like this.
Today was a gorgeous day here on Kauai. We began by going to Waimea Canyon (the largest canyon in the Pacific). Last year when we went to Waimea the weather wasn't all that great (overcast, misty rain). But this time, it was a whole different story (as you can see in the pictures). After that, we traveled another 7 miles to the Kalalau Lookout, which provides a great view of the Kalalau Valley (the largest valley on the Na Pali coast). We returned home in the mid-afternoon, and then my dad and I played golf at Poipu Bay Golf Course with one of the members of the Kauai Reformation Church and his son. His son is a junior golfer, and because of that, he can play for free after 4:00 p.m. In addition, anyone who comes with him gets to play for only $10. This is a great deal when you consider that it normally costs $200 to play that course. After golf, we went to their home for BBQ chicken and steak. Pictured are some of the sights from Waimea Canyon and the Kalalau Lookout.