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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2015, 10:59:46 AM »
Moral of the TR: Everyone plans their HI days with tons of stuff to do, but forgets to factor the need for downtime in that planning...

Probably because everyone reads your TR's and thinks that they can fit what you've done over time into one trip... lol

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #81 on: October 23, 2015, 11:09:48 AM »
Nice TR.
Moral of the TR: Everyone plans their HI days with tons of stuff to do, but forgets to factor the need for downtime in that planning...
Thank you!
Not sure who laid out my itinerary ::) :P
Still had a blast, and it just means I'll have to go back!

Plus jet-lag usually has you crashing a lot earlier in the day then you imagined.
Absolutely.

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2015, 11:11:56 AM »
Just printed this out for Shabbat reading -- too bad I can't get all the photos to print. Looks great!

Quick question--I see you bought a toaster...I thought Dan left one in HI for us to use?  ;)

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2015, 11:12:57 AM »
Just printed this out for Shabbat reading -- too bad I can't get all the photos to print. Looks great!

Quick question--I see you bought a toaster...I thought Dan left one in HI for us to use?  ;)
Think it got lost, plus may have been a different island.
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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2015, 11:16:13 AM »
Nice TR.
Moral of the TR: Everyone plans their HI days with tons of stuff to do, but forgets to factor the need for downtime in that planning...
Downtime is boring. I get antsy.

Plus jet-lag usually has you crashing a lot earlier in the day then you imagined.
The benefit of being only 2/3 hours ahead: no jetlag.

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2015, 11:17:13 AM »
Downtime is boring. I get antsy.
Not everyone needs it, but if you know that you like downtime you need to factor that and plan accordingly.
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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #86 on: October 23, 2015, 11:25:38 AM »
Not everyone needs it, but if you know that you like downtime you need to factor that and plan accordingly.
True. I scheduled the morning of our last day in HI as "downtime" for DW (since she loves chilling in the pool/beach). I was bored out of my mind.

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #87 on: October 23, 2015, 11:33:28 AM »
True. I scheduled the morning of our last day in HI as "downtime" for DW (since she loves chilling in the pool/beach). I was bored out of my mind.
Bring a good book

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #88 on: October 23, 2015, 11:44:40 AM »
Bring a good book
I had a book, yet I wanted to spend time with DW, so I wasn't reading then.

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #89 on: October 23, 2015, 12:21:30 PM »
Awesome TR, @Yehuda!

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2015, 12:24:56 PM »
Not sure who laid out my itinerary ::) :P
I took it from your original layout that you were Yehoshua style. Guess that was a bad assumption :D

When I honeymooned in HI for a month we were pretty much running around every day and it was great. On later trips when we mostly relaxed it was great as well. Don't think either way is wrong, just depends on the scenario.
Once you're with kids it's much harder to pack things in or even do most of the activities.
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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #91 on: October 23, 2015, 03:33:34 PM »
Only up to Tuesday (who has time to read a Megillah everyday??) but what a detailed report! Thanks for taking the super long time to write it up.

Brings back some fond memories, especially:

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After the club, we made our way outside to the beautiful grounds and pools. It was already dark, so it was actually hard to tell what was a pond or a pool, but just listening to the ocean and walking in the serene setting of the grounds was awesome. We passed by an area that had torches lit up around a Hawaiian dance performance and stopping for a minute really hit the Hawaiian spot.
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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #92 on: October 23, 2015, 04:29:21 PM »
Just printed this out for Shabbat reading -- too bad I can't get all the photos to print. Looks great!

Quick question--I see you bought a toaster...I thought Dan left one in HI for us to use?  ;)
Aw, thanks. Hehe, I couldn't find the toaster :P

Awesome TR, @Yehuda!
Thanks!

I took it from your original layout that you were Yehoshua style. Guess that was a bad assumption :D

When I honeymooned in HI for a month we were pretty much running around every day and it was great. On later trips when we mostly relaxed it was great as well. Don't think either way is wrong, just depends on the scenario.
Once you're with kids it's much harder to pack things in or even do most of the activities.
Hah, I aspired to it (and was able to do it in Europe for the most part), but the jetlag really got us + my wife wanting to relax at pools/beach. I imagine it's harder with kids. We'll just have to play each trip by ear and definitely go back! (Although, I might need a new Psak.  ::))

Only up to Tuesday (who has time to read a Megillah everyday??) but what a detailed report! Thanks for taking the super long time to write it up.

Brings back some fond memories, especially:

Haha, glad I could keep you busy. My pleasure, thanks for reading. Good part to quote. Boy, was it special.

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #93 on: October 23, 2015, 04:37:50 PM »
[/i](who has time to read a Megillah everyday??)

Especially since I'm sure you're so busy working on your part of the Island Hopper! 😜

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #94 on: October 23, 2015, 05:08:33 PM »
Done! A great TR. Thanks for churning it out.

But a Kauai trip without Polihale and Kalalau is not being yotzeh...

Can't use arrival points for it and can't sell points to get cash to buy one and it's horrible use of MR or UR to buy on amazon or through their portals, so someone will just have to buy one for @@yehuda. :P

lol

And there's probably a puddle that you need to walk throught to get to the store, so...  :P

lol

The cutlet looked pretty standard but it was actually very good and the nuggets were fantastic. Splurging the extra $2 for the asparagus (which turned out to be of the white variety) was totally not worth it.

. . .

While Costco was the cheapest option (but I don’t have membership nor was I interested in dealing with getting Costco gift cards just to save $4)

You need to figure out what type of person you are... either you're "splurging" for $2 and going out of your way to save $4 on gas or not  :-X


Dr. Seuss’s house? Yehoshua informed us it’s known as the house with no straight lines

Aside from the window sills, you mean?  ;D


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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2015, 05:09:29 PM »
Especially since I'm sure you're so busy working on your part of the Island Hopper! 😜

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #96 on: October 24, 2015, 03:01:42 PM »
Great stuff! Thanks for taking the time to write it all out!

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #97 on: October 24, 2015, 06:27:50 PM »
A really enjoyable read! Thanks for taking the time and effort to write it up. I'm pretty sure this tops my bucket list right now....

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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2015, 10:57:40 PM »
Wow, this is the perfect trip report: Descriptive, detailed, entertaining and full of great pictures.
Love it!!
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Re: A DDF Dream Fulfilled: @Yehuda’s Trip to Kauai
« Reply #99 on: October 25, 2015, 12:09:41 AM »
Thanks for the awesome TR!