Chapter 11 - Kauai Day 1
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|Fri, 08-09-2013 - 10:14am|
Thursday – July 4th
We had to get up very early today. So I went down to the buffet and grabbed a variety of items – boiled eggs, croissants, muffins, milk – so we could eat in our stateroom while getting ready to go.
There are people by the lighthouse waving at the ship - Mickie is waving back.
Once docked, we could see stingrays in the water off the side of the ship.
We made sure to wear clothes we didn’t care about, because today was a day to get dirty. Ohana Mudbugs. I have to admit I kept debating this, as I really didn’t enjoy this in Cozumel last year. But we were signed up for a 4 seater, I wouldn’t have to drive (which was both a pro and a con).
We were then given clothes to change into. Yup, they provided clothes. Sadly, they didn’t have any pants small enough for the M&Ms, so they wore the shorts we brought. We were given helmets, goggles and given instructions. This tour would have 2 Ohana mudbugs (4 seaters) and the rest 2 seaters. We had two guides who were pretty entertaining, John and I felt like they were Bill Murray and Pauley Shore wannabes.
I am glad we took this tour. Of all the dunebuggy type tours we have been on, this was by far my favorite. The area was just beautiful. We went through different spots where Jurassic Park was filmed, even went through a tunnel – and stopped for lunch by a waterfall. We did get pretty dirty. But we all 4 agreed it was a good time.
It was funny as the guide told us the history of this tunnel - and that one side was considered "leeward" and one side "windward". I can't say I remember which is which - but one side had more rain, so was a muddier ride. As soon as we went through the tunnel, sure enough - it was raining on the other side.
This field was used in Jurassic Park. Where Sam O'Neil was running with the two kids, and then dived behind a log. Very pretty.
When we got back to the ship, we had a message from Thomas (we didn’t see him at breakfast) he wanted to make sure we had our dinner plans lined out. I did want to see Rockahula in the theater tonight, so John called him back and asked if we could get an early seating in East Meets West, the Chinese restaurant. He called us back and said yes.
East Meets West was a lot of fun. We met a lovely server there named Cherry. John had always wanted to try sushi, but was always wary of eating raw fish – so he asked Cherry, who recommended two types for him to try that were not raw. One had tempura shrimp inside. . I made yummy noises, she asked if I wanted to try it too – but I told her I was unable to eat rice. Well, when she brought out John’s rolls, she brought me 3 tempura shrimps - I never thought to ask for that. Very nice girl. Mickie stole a shrimp though, the booger - then order 3 for herself.
Well, on the plate that John had Wasabi. John asked what it was and I told him Pistacio ice cream. We all had a laugh and started to do Mater imitations “The pistachio ice cream has turned”. Cherry came over and joined in doing it too. She really was a lot of fun.
They came to our room later, we called Marc and ordered beer/wine, and they gave him their stateroom # to charge it to.
I realized it was 9:15 pm, the Rockahula show I wanted to see started at 9:30 pm - so we were not going to make it. :( But we did have a good visit again.
Once they left we went to bed. Tomorrow was going to be a free day – and we were going to sleep in.
Oh and tonight's towel animal addition -