Kauai did not disappoint. It was gorgeous. Hurricane Iniki ravaged the island in 1992, but people rebuilt, and smartly at that, and Mom takes care of the rest. The only major change we found was the chickens. They are everywhere. During the hurricane, chickens (rumor has it, fighting cocks) got loose and have taken over the island. They are protected in the state parks, but everyone seems very tolerant of them no matter where.
We went back to some familiar haunts, but also did some major relaxing. As much as I enjoy my routine, not having one for awhile is great too, especially knowing that everyone at home is expertly taken care of. I think we were more wet than dry with the snorkeling and the swimming in the pool. And having people cook for you, yeah!
After we got home we spent some more days with Linda before I drove her to Cathedral City, CA, to meet up with Graham in their newly purchased house. Great times, worthy of a repeat.