Day 3 was August 10, 2015. We started the day out exploring Tunnels Beach, where we would be married the following day. Jessica spent time teaching William some pointers about photography, and we walked the beach for an hour. We drove back towards Hanalei and stopped at Blue Dolphin for some lunch. It was yummy, but a bit overpriced, we think, and the burgers didn't even come with fries or chips, but the ambiance was nice, and we got to sit on the patio in shade and listen to Hawaiian music while we ate. Jessica tried a Mai Tai for the first time.
We then went to drive around Lihue for a bit, which took a while. We hunted down a Radio Shack for Jessica to replace the cell phone she dropped and broke the night before. Even at Radio Shack the people working there had a laid back and friendly attitude, and aloha spirit. It turned out to be a nice surprise, the camera is better on her new phone, which makes her photographer's heart happy for snapshots, and she chose a white pearl/pink hibiscus cover to protect it. A few days later, we found a cute hula girl to place on the back of her phone.
After that we drove to Shipwreck Beach and Poipu. We watched the surfers for a while at Shipwreck, while William played in the huge waves that crashed on shore. He got knocked down just about every time. Shipwreck was a hoppin beach, lots of surfers, photographers, and dogs. Speaking of dogs, one of them killed a chicken, which there are chickens all over Kauai. Have we mentioned that? Chickens everywhere! Well, sadly, the rooster that was with the rest of the chickens was crying out over and over for about a half hour or so, it was pretty heartbreaking to see actually. We aren't vegetarians by any means, but respect that animals also feel, and it was quite a sad affair for the handful of people that witnessed it.
Last stop was Poipu beach. We all got in the water there. It was just about dark by the time we got there, so the three of us sat on the sand, and let the warm waves swish us around, often strong enough to actually suck us out, then push as back up on shore, just sitting there. Strong current for sure at night, but many people were doing the same thing, because why not? It was fun, warm, and a perfect view of the sun going down.
At the end of the night we capped it off with a peanut butter sandwich, dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts, guava juice for William, and an Allison special Mai Tai, made with coconut and dark rum made on Kauai at the Koloa estate, mixed with pineapple, guava, and passion fruit juice made right in HI with real cane sugar. So yummy! Then we walked down to the hot tub to soak, talk about our day, and what we would do the next day..... GET MARRIED! ;)