Merry Christmas everyone! We kicked off part 2 of our Hawaii Christmas Vacation getting up early to catch an island hopper flight to Kauai. The main reason for this year’s vacation kicks off this week – spending Christmas with our family in Hawaii and attending my sister’s wedding. We have such a fun and busy week planned.
This Lil guy hopped on our bus for a ride.While his chic and babies quickly followed. So freakin’ cute!We had a quick airport breakfast. I had my 2 eggs, 2 pieces bacon, a slice of toast and skipped the rest.Our first stop – checking out the beach. Beautiful! After we did a little Christmas and souvenir shopping before heading back to the airport to pick up my mom.We stopped for lunch at Mark’s Place. Mark’s lunch boxes are so tasty but huge and priced at $11! I had the teriyaki chicken rice and green salad plate shared with my mom. You get 3 pieces of chicken – I had 2 with the salad and some noodles.We checked into the Wyndham Bali Villas in Princeville. The property is beautiful with plenty of things on site. The only drawback is your about a 45 minute drive from most attractions.
The lobby, view from our room, our decorated room complete with window clings, lights and a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree plus a few snaps around the property and the big pool.One thing I knew I wanted to do on Kauai was attend the Festival of Lights. It’s a free exhibit they put on each year during December.
Pictures do not describe how beautiful all the lights and decorations were.
I totally dig this buggy.All the trees and old county building are decorated in lights.The inside was decorated with lights, themed stations, trees and more. They had greeters, pictures with Santa and singers too. Their theme was recycle and re-use. I just have to say these high school kids are serious artists.
This ornament was made out of plastic water bottles.But, my favorite were the spam can Santas. The bottom pink flower was made using a soda can.?Surfing bears.They used all types of materials for their displays – bottles, cans, wood….it was so fun to see the Hawaiian spin on Christmas.Dinner was at the Wahoo Seafood and Grill. Of course I had to order the Ono aka Wahoo fish since it’s the restaurant name.
Grilled Lemon Garlic Ono with a papaya, ginger, wasabi sauce with bok choy & sweet rice. It was so flaky, sweet, smoky and downright delicious. I ate it all. I’ll catch up with you all later with our day 2 & 3 recaps.
Have a fantastic Christmas all.