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Utah Day 4: Fry Bread Adventures

sunny 76 °F

Having done a lot of hiking and driving, we decided to have a slightly more relaxing day today. We went on a short drive around the area, and stopped at a few lookouts.
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Some views over the side of the amphitheater at Cedar Breaks.
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There are a lot of old lava flows and cinder cones around the area. It's a very interesting landscape.
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Our last and most delicious adventure for the day was going to a restaurant in Parowan called Hamburger Patty's. They serve fry bread, which is a Native American bread. It can be served as a savory dish, such as a "Navajo taco," or as a sweet dessert-like food, with sugar and cinnamon or honey butter. We had it this time with honey butter, and it was delicious.

Posted by danielcatherine 11:59 Archived in USA Tagged lava drive amphitheater cedar_breaks cinder_cones fry_bread hamburger_patty's Comments (1)

Maui and Kauai Day 8: Our Hawaiian House

semi-overcast 88 °F

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We started off this morning by playing with our niece and nephew, Aubrey and Dalton. It was a fun morning and we made the plan to go see the Kilauea Lighthouse. We all drove up to the lighthouse, but we took a separate car because we intended to go beyond the lighthouse to drive as far as possible.
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The lighthouse is on the grounds of a beautiful nature preserve. There were beautiful views of the ocean, and a lot of native birds.
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The lighthouse itself, as well as a picture of us in front of the lighthouse.
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A nene, or Hawaiian goose.
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Another pandanus, or tourist pineapple.
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Catherine and Dalton in the wind.
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Us at the lighthouse.
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After the lighthouse we went to lunch at a restaurant nearby. We got Portuguese bean soup, and even had the chance to try breadfruit hummus! It tastes a lot like regular hummus, but it was interesting to try it anyway. Aubrey made friends with two girls who were also eating there. They asked her to stay, feeling that she shouldn’t leave if they are friends. “Where do you have to go?” one asked. “To our Hawaiian house” replied Aubrey.
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We drove as far as we could west to the northwest corner of the island. The state park required reservations for non-residents, which we didn’t have. We went back a bit to the next farthest beach, Ha’ena. It was beautiful and very calm water. We swam and got shave ice from a nearby stand. It was a great afternoon!
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Us at the beach.
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Tropical landscapes on our way back.
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We got a delicious dinner at “Da Crack,” a Mexican food stand near where we are staying. It was very good. After that we went back to the house. It was a wonderful first full day in Kaua’i.

Posted by danielcatherine 00:24 Archived in USA Tagged nature park beach swimming tropical drive lighthouse hawaiian mexican portuguese kaua’i nene da_crack Comments (0)

Day 2 - Part Three

semi-overcast 60 °F

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Did the drive through tree in Leggett. After driving through and getting pictures and video, we headed to Ferndale. In Ferndale we met our hosts and shared dinner. Everything was made from scratch, and she even made a raisin-based cake, having found out earlier that Selma is the Raisin Capital of the World. We had very interesting conversations over dinner, we even found out they met online too and have been married for 15 years.

Tomorrow we will explore Ferndale before heading off to Jacksonville, Oregon!

Posted by danielcatherine 00:33 Archived in USA Tagged dinner drive county through redwoods ferndale humboldt mendocino raisins Comments (1)

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