Mini Golf at Kauai Miniature Golf and Botanical Gardens

Aloha! We stopped for mini golf and I did not stop to fix my camera before taking this picture.

Miniature golf places seem to either be old and worn out (yet still enjoyable) or faaaaancy (and enjoyable). This place was in the latter category. It had a ton of plants (the botanical garden part) and really interesting interpretive signs.

We were behind a large group, so there was some hanging out waiting.

The holes were challenging and interesting.

I really liked this graphic. Very nicely done!

More killing time, this time with timer photos.

I had time to grab a picture of this lily. So pretty.

As you can see, I got the most points, and so I won.

Afterward, we got OnoPops and sat in their picnic area. Matt got a green tea variety (he liked it, I didn’t) and I got a Mexican chocolate variety.

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (We Didn’t Go)

Because we did no planning for this trip aside from reserving hotel, car, and buying plane tickets, we did not get entry tickets to this attraction. We did stop at the place everyone who doesn’t have tickets stops and took the same pictures everyone else takes.

Here’s a bird refuging on the refuge.

Biking the Ke Ala Hele Makalae Path

We rented bikes in Kapa’a and rode the 10-mile roundtrip Ke Ala Hele Makalae Path.

We got a lot of sun and great beach views.

We also found this pretty tree tunnel.

On the way back, we stopped to take a photo and ended up looking for whales.

That reef-safe sunscreen really doesn’t rub in.

After biking, we ate pizza for lunch and headed to the beach for some swimming.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

We stopped by the ReStore to see if they had snorkeling gear and towels and they did. I also chatted with this friendly cat.

Buying used snorkeling gear was a good idea in practice, but so-so in execution. We intended to donate it back at the end of our trip, but they were unexpectedly closed that morning. So then we had to figure out what to do with unwanted gear. If we visit again, I’ll look around for a weekly rental place.