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Kaua'i 2023 Day 7: Wonton Revelry

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This morning we took Aubrey, Dalton, and Austin on a birthday extravaganzo (the spelling is explained here, in our post about Aubrey's previous Kaua'i extravaganzo). This was Austin's first time going on an extravaganzo, and so it was a very special day. We took them to Anaina Hou Community Park, where there's miniature golf. It is a beautiful location with botanical gardens that you play miniature golf through. There are also plaques that outline the botany, history, and culture of the Hawaiian islands and people, which Aubrey would read.

We played several holes, and Daniel even got a hole in one! Austin yelled "I win" on the first hole, and in fact it cannot be disputed that Austin had the highest score of all of us.

It started to rain fairly heavily, so we decided to stop playing and head to the cafe. There was, however, one hole with a log which the kids were eager to attempt to send a golf ball through. So, even though it was raining we played that hole.

We went to Ally's Cocina, which was a Venezuelan food truck at the park. The kids didn't want the pulled pork (especially Dalton, who loves animals and has no desire to eat "pig meat" as Aubrey called it), but they loved the arepas (basically fried corn doughnuts, at least at this place) and the rice and beans. Austin even loved the spicy garlic and cilantro sauce.

We then had popsicles and relaxed for a while by the food truck. Our original plan had been to play on the playground, but it was hot and humid by that point and so we decided to head back to the house. The kids behaved very well and greatly enjoyed the drive and the time playing golf. They also loved driving through the tree tunnel and listening to "Ha Mele No Lilo" (the Lilo and Stitch theme song). Aubrey also wanted to listen to Taylor Swift songs, but we limited the amount of Taylor Swift we listened to. Thankfully, unlike the last extravaganzo in Kaua'i, nobody threw up at the end of it.

After a short break at the house, we headed to Hanapepe for the Art Walk. We stopped on the way to see the Spouting Horn, which is very similar to the Nakelele Blowhole on Maui.

The Hanapepe Art Walk was fun. Ed and Kate and Aubrey joined us there, and we went into a good bakery where we got some sourdough bread as well as some other shops. For some reason one booth is called "Tedious Little Things."

After Ed, Kate, and Aubrey left we went in to Talk Story Bookstore, which claims to be the westernmost bookstore in the United States. We got the chance to meet the CEO, Natalie. One of her employees told us that she bites, so we steered clear of her even though she was very cute and reminded us of Flora and Aspen.

We got food at the Art Walk: Daniel got chana masala and a samosa, while Catherine got bacon, jalapeno, and cream cheese wontons with a sweet chili sauce. We shared some sweet wontons (cherry and apple) for dessert. Daniel's Indian food was good, but Catherine especially loved the wontons. She told the lady at the wonton food truck (Da Wonton Shack) that these were "the best bites of the week." It was truly a night of wonton revelry.

Posted by danielcatherine 08:15 Archived in USA Tagged cats ceo natalie indian_food hanapepe lilo_and_stitch wonton wonton_revelry miniature_golf talk_story pig_meat

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Looks like everyone had a great day!!!

by Chief

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