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  • Kauai 2008: Day 5

    Posted on January 6th, 2008 Jeff Keller 2 comments

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    Yesterday was our last full day in Kauai. Naturally, I had to have one more Mai Tai!
    In a few hours, I’ll be on a plane back to SFO — I hope the flight is smoother than the one over. I’ve got a few last pictures after the link… hope you enjoyed all the photos!

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  • Kauai 2008: Reality Check

    Posted on January 5th, 2008 Jeff Keller No comments

    Here’s something I hope I don’t have to see again in my lifetime. We were walking down the beach, near Poipu Beach Park. A big memorial for some in the local canoe club was about to start, so we were watching that. We were just leaving when I heard screams coming from the beachfront. I walked over (along with many other people) and saw lifeguards dragging an old man out of the water. Apparently he had been floating for a while, and he washed up on shore. We watched as the lifeguards and later the paramedics tried to revive him… I don’t think they succeeded, but I’m not 100% sure, as they took him into the ambulance eventually. It seemed like he was out swimming by himself… who knows where his family was (he had a wedding band on) — they’re in for a horrible shock when they find out what happened.
    I’m not sure why I stayed and watched the whole thing… maybe I was hoping that he’d start breathing and be okay. Unfortunately, I don’t think that ever happened.
    Update: Apparently the man survived, at least as of press time of the local paper. What a relief! He was from the Bay Area, too — Santa Rosa to be exact.
    Update 2: Apparently the man died in the hospital… that’s too bad.

  • Kauai 2008: Day 4

    Posted on January 5th, 2008 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    Yesterday we did two things: visit Waimea Canyon, and snorkel near the Beach House restaurant in Poipu. The highlight of the evening was dinner at Roy’s, which is always excellent. The lowlight of the evening was my left ear — it’s totally plugged up!!
    Pics after the link!

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  • Kauai 2008: Day 3

    Posted on January 4th, 2008 Jeff Keller 3 comments

    Yesterday’s activity was a catamaran ride to the Napali coast. Unfortunately, the seas were too rough to go all the way over there, so we turned around midway through the trip. The ride was exhilarating — I was on the front of the boat and it was an E-ticket experience for sure. I was SOAKING wet most of the time.
    Check out some great pics after the link!

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  • Kauai 2008: Day 2

    Posted on January 3rd, 2008 Jeff Keller No comments

    Here’s the report from my second day in Kauai. Why the chickens? Because this island is crawling with them. Which is kind of annoying when you want to sleep late — they don’t keep the same hours as I do.

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  • Kauai 2008: Day 1

    Posted on January 1st, 2008 Jeff Keller 2 comments

    We got into Kauai at about 12:40pm after a miserable flight from SFO. This one’s probably in my top 3 or 4 worst flights of all time. Not because of the service or anything like that, but for the 5 hours of almost continuous light-to-moderate turbulence/chop. A few times it got worse, and the flight attendants were ordered to their seats. I’m a nervous flier to begin with, so I did not enjoy myself.
    Anyhow, the weather on our side of Kauai has been lousy today. Windy, cool, and WET — it rained for most of the afternoon and evening. It’s amazing how fast the weather changes here… one second it’s sunny, the next it’s pouring. It’s supposed to be the same tomorrow, but then getting better Thurs-Sunday.
    After the link are a few pics that I took around our sprawling condo complex, including some nice sunset shots. Enjoy!

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