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Kaua'i 2023 Day 5: E Komo Mai

Which means "welcome" (or "come in") in Hawaiian

semi-overcast 80 °F

Late last night Kate made two pineapple pies using fresh, Hawaii-grown pineapples. We stayed up for a while to help her.

This morning, we drove to Lihue to go to Kalapaki beach.

The kids played on the beach and Hilary, Kate, and Catherine supervised them.

Daniel and Ed went kayaking on the bay. It was beautiful, but the waves were actually pretty big when we paddled out to the opening of the Bay. It was a wonderful experience to be out kayaking on the ocean. Last time when we were here we saw a cruise ship coming in to port, but this time there was no such thing. We did see some planes coming to the airport, which Austin enjoyed watching.

Aubrey created a beautiful sand structure. We thought it was a castle, but she explained that it was a ship, a throne for a king, and a dungeon (where the king's disloyal men were being forced to eat leaves.)

We stopped at Big Monster Sushi Food Truck for lunch, and also got some shave ice (passion fruit and guava). After that we went back to the house to start getting it ready for the party tonight.

Austin claimed that he isn't a cat, but he jumped on the counter and was hiding from the vacuum while we cleaned...

Catherine got a massage/ manicure/ pedicure from Aubrey. It involved painting her legs with a paint brush and water, and matching crayons to her nails.

Daniel, Kate, and Aubrey went out to get plumerias. Daniel had already gotten one for Catherine, but we went out to get them for Kate, Hilary, and Aubrey, as well as ones to give to Katie and Mary when they came to the party. While out, we saw Sweetie Cat/ Pudge. A man walking a dog told us that in fact Sweetie Cat isn't especially sweet. He advised that we not pet her, and that she's "an attack cat." Dalton and Austin had already been instructed not to pet her, but we have seen other people petting her without trouble. It seems likely that the fact that he had a dog with him may have upset the cat before.

Catherine's parents Anthony and Katie, and Catherine's Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe, came over. We had a very nice evening. Daniel barbecued some linguica (or Portuguese sausage, as it's called in Hawaii) and we had chips, drinks, and the pineapple pie. Everyone had a great time and wonderful conversations. Also, Aubrey had made beautiful labels for all of the parts of the meal. This is Katie and Anthony and Mary and Joe's first full day in Hawaii, and so it was a nice way to start their trip and a nice midpoint to our trip.

Posted by danielcatherine 08:58 Archived in USA Tagged beach cat welcome kayak sushi lihue shave_ice linguiça kalapaki

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