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Kauai - Day 3 - Monday, December 2, 2013

Aloha and Welcome to our vacation.

Woke up around 7:30am.  Randy went for a run, and I hung out in the room.  Had breakfast on the lanai, and then Lisa and Odin came by for a visit.  Blaine and Teagan came by a little later on.  After they left, Randy decided to grill up the ingredients for his famous pineapple salsa.  We cut everything up and let the salsa season for the rest of the day.  We were going to have a potluck supper - and Randy and I were going to make grilled mahi mahi with pineapple salsa.

Waiting to go into the Koloa MarketAfter we made the salsa, we needed some more fruit, so decided to go to the Koloa Market that is held every Monday at noon.  We don't normally go to this market, because we find it a little pretentious and annoying.  The market is held next to a baseball field, but the entrance is blocked off.  Some old guy holding a banana leaf comes out and gives everyone a lecture on how the market is going to work.  There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the vendors, and he seems to think that there will this big stampede of people - where seniors and children will be crushed to death by the crush of humanity that will flood into the market once it is open.  So, he goes on and on about how we all have to follow him and a slow pace down to the vendors, and how no one can rush past him.  And once we get there, we cannot actually purchase anything until he blows the whistle. Ya, this guy is a pain in the ass !

So, we got there about 10 minutes before the market opened, and had to listen to his little speech.  Blah, blah, blah (note from photo how far back we were so we didn't really have to listen/hear him).  Then he started everyone walking down towards the vendors and stopped again and gave another speech.  I honestly don't know what he was saying - cause I wasn't listening.  Finally we continued on and got near the vendors.  He blew his little whistle and we were able to buy our produce.  We ended up finding some avocado, papaya, apple bananas and pineapple.  We also got this amazing flower arrangement for only $10. Check out more photos here.

Picnic at Kukuiula HarborAfter we were done at the market, we went to the Koloa Fish Market to get the mahi mahi for supper.  We also picked up a plate lunch (seared ahi with wasabi cream sauce) and a poke bento for lunch (and a coconut turnover for dessert - Janet's favorite !).  We took our food down to the Kukuiula Harbor and had a picnic with Blaine and Lisa.  The food was just as good as we remember. 

After lunch, we went back to the resort, and took Teagan for a swim in the pool.  He loved it, and we spent an hour and a half in there.  We only got out when we had to go and start getting things ready for the potluck.

We had to rinse off after being in the pool, then Randy's parents came over to our place for Happy Hour.  We had some drinks then went a couple doors down to Blaine and Lisa's place (which was bigger) to have the potluck.  Their friends Patricia and Neal were also able to join us.  Randy went down to the barbecue area to grill up the mahi mahi, while Lisa fried up some shrimp with garlic and coconut oil.  She also had made up some rice, and Randy's mom brought a salad.  It was a really delicious meal.  Patricia and Neal brought a lilikoi cake for dessert, and it was awesome as well.  We sat around and visited until about 8:30 - when we all decided to head back to our own places.

Spent some time updating the journal and watching the movie "The A Team" on TV.