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Maui and Kaua’i Day 3: Secrets

semi-overcast 90 °F

Today we slept in to get on a decent schedule. We hadn’t slept much getting ready for our trip, so it was nice to rest. We had a breakfast of pineapple, tea, and some muffins. We went out with the objective of driving to La Perouse Bay on the Southwest side of the island. We went to a small restaurant called Ono Kau Kau to pick up some Spam musubi and then headed south. On our way we stopped in Kihei at Kihei Pet Supply. Daniel had read that they carried a particularly well-reviewed brand of elastic cat collars. We had a nice long talk with the employee there who gave us some useful advice, and ended up buying Flora a collar and tag as well as a new toy.
After that we drove to Big Beach, and had a picnic with the musubi. It was amazing. We each only had one so we can have the others for lunch another day.
We made it to La Perouse! It was a beautiful beach and an amazing lava landscape.
At La Perouse we met a family who was staying in Wailea. We had a nice conversation with them and they offered to take a picture of us. We recommended they try Julia’s banana bread and the Maui Gold plantation, and they recommended a place called Secret Beach which was near La Perouse.
When we got there, they were also just arriving. We both parked our jeeps and walked down the path into the most idyllic tropical island scene imaginable.35B9D42B-CB9B-4D75-83D0-EAA26E9D3BAA.jpegBE790F0E-8DED-438D-A17F-E8B71813D725.jpegEAE4CE28-B9E8-42BE-A007-B1AEAF8ED1FA.jpeg3A320BD7-B163-42B8-A810-72821A4DFAD9.jpeg9A1F23CC-C7DB-458E-9C77-97340D3A2E71.jpegDF139296-7105-4795-B0E6-DB42958F1E5C.jpegBAAEE6A9-494D-42D7-BAD5-5C6923C003DB.jpegC4718B97-FDED-45B5-8F1C-4E87493C0AF9.jpeg
A truly amazing place. People started filtering in as we got closer to sunset. We took a few more pictures but left before the sun went down, to start getting on our way back to Ka’anapali in the light.
We took leave of our new friends as we both left for our respective lodgings.
We went to a beach near our hotel for the sunset and to wade into the water a little.
We went to the food truck court near our hotel and got some food. Catherine had the smoked meat from Sparky’s Food Truck and Daniel had the drunken rice from the Thai truck. We split the fries and pot stickers. Both meals were delicious.
We went for a swim in the pool and then to have dessert at the poolside restaurant. A wonderful first full day in Maui.

Posted by danielcatherine 02:16 Archived in USA Tagged cat swim dessert kitten musubi la_perouse secret_beach food_truck

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Love your stories! Enjoy the island, we will be heading to Oahu in 21 days to take West!

by Jen

I love the pictures and can’t wait to get to Hawaii. I’m glad you are having such a good time.❤️☘️

by Jackie Caulfield

It’s wonderful hearing of your adventures.
❤️ Mom and Dad

by Katie A.

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