We've fairly well exhausted most of the possible sightseeing adventures in Kauai that appeals to our senses, level of fitness and interests.
With no house to maintain, no garden to tend, no grass to cut, no weeds to pull, no barbecue parties to host in the yard and no family functions to attend, what could we possibly do to entertain ourselves during our 27 remaining days on the island of Kauai?
|New photo of one of our favorite views in Kauai, the mountains and sea at Hanalei Bay.|
At night we dine and watch a few favorite downloaded TV shows or even a few shows that are on the TV, such as tonight's AD The Bible and tomorrow evening's Dancing with the Stars. In some ways our lives are not unlike that of many other retirees worldwide who live in condos or apartments.
|Colorful orchid bloom.|
Tom's says he doesn't have to chase the geese off the lawn. Instead, he spends the better portion of each day chasing the pigeons off the lanai railing to make way for the feeding nuts to our favorite birds who visit several times each day. In a funny way our preoccupation with the same familiar birds stopping by occupies a portion of our time, calling them, watching them and laughing at their antics.
Instead, I spend each morning from the time I'm up showered and dressed for the day, hair fixed with makeup on, ready to tackle the world, sitting at my computer writing, editing and posting. Usually, I begin by 7:00 or 7:30 and end anywhere from 10:30 to noon.
|Sunset last night.|
As soon as the post is uploaded we often head to the Makai Golf Course which is listed as one of the world's five most scenic golf courses. We head to the pool and fitness center where we'll usually find Richard and Larry.
|The overlook at the Hanalei Wildlife Refuse where one can see the world's largest taro fields.|
Several times each week after the pool we stop to visit the albatross, the grocery store or visit a local farmer's market. At other times, we drive for awhile looking for new photo ops, later to return home to change back into our clothes and head out for a walk. By the time we return from the walk, its often 2:30 pm as the day quickly moves along.
|One of Kauai's most popular overlooks.|
|We're never disappointed when we stop for photos at this amazing spot.|
|Red Lipstick Tree branches.|
On top of our simple daily lives, we both enjoy reading; me, an occasional novel but, mostly scientific studies, health, nutrition and medicine and Tom, international intrigue and espionage novels and biographies of people he's admired and respected over the years.
Tomorrow, we'll share our current reading list. We'd love to hear from any of our readers who may have suggestions for reading material they've found interesting that may appeal to us. How fun would that be!
May your Sunday be relaxing and fulfilling whatever you decide to do!
Photo from one year ago today, April 26, 2014:
|It wasn't uncommon to find orange trees growing in restaurants in Marrakech when most restaurants were built, similar to our riad, with an open air center courtyard. For details from that date as our time in Morocco was winding down, please click here.|