Our Honeymoon: Day 10 – Last day in Hawaii

In all honesty, the last day of our trip to Hawaii didn’t offer very much to write home about.  We woke up and finished packing up our stuff.  Packing turned out to be a bit of an ordeal due to some missing items that turned up right in the end, but we checked out of the resort on time and made our way out of the South Shore.

We stopped for an early lunch at a restaurant at an old sugar plantation called Gaylords.  We took advantage of our last opportunities to have fresh fish and enjoyed the outdoor scenery.  Kauai is crawling with roosters, they’re actually considered a pretty big pest on the islands.  During lunch we watched the roosters roam around the courtyard, looking to be fed.  It was astonishing (in a bit of a sad way) just how little fear they have of people.

We debated going golfing for the afternoon, but Bethany also wanted to take me out for a birthday dinner.  The timing of driving up to the course and playing 9 holes would have left us pretty rushed to have dinner before our flight, so we decided to shop for the afternoon instead.  Unfortunately the dinner plans didn’t pan out as well as we had hoped.  Bethany wanted to treat me to a nice place, but all of the nice places didn’t open until 5:00pm.  We had to turn our car into the rental place by 5:30, so we decided to skip the formal dinner and eat at a beach-side bar called JJ’s.  We enjoyed mixed drinks and watched people enjoying the ocean.

After a quick trip to Wal Mart to pick up some cheap pillows for the flight home, we returned the rental car and got onto the plane with no problems.  Our first flight to Honolulu was short, leaving us with a 2 hour layover.  As sat in the terminal it seemed like over half our flight was made up with families with young kids – all of them being fussy.  At point two kids cried at opposite ends of the terminals in the exact same pitch, we swore it was stereo!  Luckily the kids fell asleep on the flight ,and we touched down in Las Vegas at about 6:30am.

We were very sad to have left Hawaii, but were ready to join Christina and Tony in Vegas.