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Welcome to Day 22 of Janet and Randy's Kauai Adventure 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Today was our last day at the Lawai Beach Resort.  Randy went for a run, and then we had breakfast.  Then we packed up everything to head to the Kauai Marriott.  We checked out at around 11:00am and dropped off some leftover food with Randy's parents.  Then it was off to Lihue.

Randy on balcony at MarriottWe arrived at the Marriott and let the bell desk know that Randy was a Platinum member.  They were supposed to give us our keys, but that didn't happen (even though I said all the things I was supposed to `Checking In` and `Platinum Member`), so we ended up hoofing our luggage (the fair distance) to reception.  Luckily  they were able to let us check in right away, so we took our luggage up to our room and checked out the room.  We had paid for an ocean-view, and we were upgraded to a Deluxe ocean-view.  It was on the top floor, and had a great view of Kalapaki Bay.  Now this is the type of service one should expect as a Platinum member. Unlike at the previous hotel that we were at.

The room was very spacious and had a massive patio door.  It was nice to just keep the door open and listen to the ocean.  We unpacked a few things, then went back to the valet to tell them to park our car (we had left it out front because we didn't know if we would be able to check in or not).  Then we wandered around the resort looking for a place to eat.  We ended up at the Kalapaki Grill - which is casual beachfront dining.  I got a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado wrap, and Randy got the Mahi fish sandwich.  We also got an order of fries to share.  The food came out fairly quickly and it was very tasty.  Yum yum. 

Having lunch at the MarriottWe wandered around the resort a bit, then decided to grab some pool towels and lay out by the beach.  It was alternating between sunny and cloudy.  When it was sunny, it was quite hot.  We went into the ocean to cool off - but shortly afterwards it clouded over, so we got out of the water.  Being American Thanksgiving, the resort was quite busy and there were not a lot of available sun loungers.  We ended up striking up a conversation with a couple from Dallas (Billy and Heather) when they asked if the chairs near us were free.  We ended up having some drinks with them (Billy insisted on buying us some mai tais) and having a great chat.  Around 4:00pm, we had to leave our new (and slightly drunk) friends and get ready to go over to our friends Pat and Mike's for Thanksgiving supper.

We quickly rinsed off and got down to the entrance just as Randy's parents pulled up to give us a ride.  Pat and Mike only live a couple minutes away, so we were there just after 4:30pm.  Pat made us all one of her 'deadly' mai tais (which were uber yummy), and we spent some time oohing and ahhing over their tiny foster kitties.  Pat put out some cranberry salsa and guacamole with pomegranate.  Both were yummy, but I tried not to fill up on the appetizers as I knew that there was lots more food coming.

For the main course, Pat serviced beef, pork and chicken satays, nasi goreng (a type of fried rice), baked cauliflower and corn fritters.  We topped up our mai tais and went outside to eat supper.  Pat is an excellent cook, and everything was delicious.  For dessert, we were served a pumpkin crunch.  Again, it was really good. Soooo full !

Around 10:00pm, we decided to take our leave as I had more than enough to drink, and also because Pat had to work the next day.  Randy's parents dropped us off at the resort and I basically went straight to bed.

 

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