Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

We spent a few hours here enjoying this festival.

Nice T-shirts

View of the park from the beach.

A local halau (dance school) provided much of the entertainment.

The keikis (little kids) are so much fun to watch. Many are...

The musicians provided great traditional Hawaiian music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The older members of the halau often perform professionally in the hotels...

 

 

 

Elena & her cousin Priscilla discussing the finer points of making malasadas.

Elena's girlhood church, West Kauai United Methodist, had a booth selling malasadas,...

 

Several organizations had food booths with delicious local favorites.

 

Mongoose

Cascaron

Cascaron ready to serve

Everyone likes Da Honu!

Elena learning how to make "pronto pops" (corn dogs on the mainland).

Sand sculpture on the beach across from the park.

 

 

Two more happy honus.

 

Looking south down the beach at Kekaha.

Looking north up the beach at Kekaha.


(Ron Writing) We had more "liquid sunshine" here on Kauai today. We went to a festival in the town of Kekaha on the west side of the island where there always tends to be less rain. They have been getting rain there too the past few days but while we were there today it was sunny most of the time. There were several food booths and craft booths and some good local groups were entertaining.

If any of our readers have a chance to visit Kauai we'd advise you keep an eye out for the festival type events that are frequently taking place in one or more of the small towns. You won't see them advertised or noted on any of the tourist information but you can often spot them as you're driving around. Just join in the fun, talk to some of the local people, eat some of the local food from the fundraiser food booths, and enjoy some music and hula presented by some great local talent. I bet you'll find it to be a lot of fun and a memorable experience.

This evening one of Elena's cousins had everyone over for dinner and to help trim the Christmas tree. We had a great time with several of her cousins and aunts and uncles. We sat out on the lanai (deck) which is right beside the Hanapepe River in Hanapepe and "talked-story" until about midnight.



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