Friday, October 10, 2008

Shit it's Already Thursday...

So it seems that each day has been getting better and better. Why is this day better than the rest? Shave Ice. Yes Shave Ice. I'm a little ashamed and I'm sure my mother is questioning maternity, but for some reason we hadn't gotten any shave ice until today. Of course because of that we decided we needed to make up for the lack of shave ice by having two today...yum and oh god did I really have two today? The only planning we really did for today was to decide that we wanted to snorkel and head up north. We started driving and decided we needed Shave Ice. It was so good. Well it took a while to actually get this good stuff. We didn't have cash, however, the lady assured us that there was an ATM right across the street. I decided to just stay at the stand and take some photos and try to make friends with some of the wild chickens (I have mentioned that there are a lot of chickens around, however, there are really tons. They are wild and they are protected. Apparently after a tornado or hurricane a bunch of chickens got out of some where and have been breeding and free ever since. They are every where!) So I have been trying to make friends with a chicken to bring home or just carry around like a pet. Unfortunately they are very skiddish. Well the chickens at this shave ice stand were nice...I attribute it to the goodness of the shave ice. So I am hanging out at this stand taking photos, when I realize that Mario has been gone a long long time. I have run out of photos to take and have moved on to reading my book...yes I take after my mother and keep a book on hand for situations like this. It must have been half an hour. Where the crap is "across the street"? I guess Kauai isn't big on ATM maintenance, mario went to three non working ATMs. Well the good news is that he got cash and got us a yummy shave ice. So here is my question for you...Do chickens like Shave Ice?


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Well now you know. Below is a little church just across from the Shave Ice shack. I thought it was so cute.


Here is my new favorite place...the shave ice stand...


Of course here is how happy the Shave Ice makes us...



Oh here is my new house...I love it




From there we drove to Anini beach and tried some snorkeling. It was a great protected beach with a nice reef. The only problem is that we couldn't find any fish. The only thing moving around was the water and swimmers. It was a nice area but we figured we'd just hit a beach, swim, then move on to the next beach. Here's the first beach.



Yes he's wierd...



While we were at Anini, a man told us about this beach farther up north that was the best snorkeling around. He said the only problem was parking...yeah parking was a pain in the arse but it was well worth it. It was up near where I told you about yesterday, near Tunnels Beach. We were going to snorkel across from that dry cave. Well you drive up a little farther and there is a wet cave (looks just like the dry cave only it's full of gross water). Once you get past the jerky parking...it was the best snorkeling EVER! I have never seen so many different fish. It was amazing. We were pretty much snorkeling for two hours straight. We had the best time and plan to go back tomorrow or Saturday...we ran out of film and there were so many fish to photograph. I loved that the fish would come right up to you. We had one fish that would follow us and when I pointed something out to mario, the fish would check it out to. It was funny. So we are going back for sure. Check out the video below. Notice the water looks pretty smooth. That's because there is a big reef under the nearer water. The water breaks pretty far out and the water over the reef stays calm. Also, there is like 20-30ft of beach and then jungle. It was awesome...




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We came home and BBQd with some friends we've made here. It was a great day.

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