Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Honeymoon cottage, BOOKED

Right after I booked our flight to Kauai, I started rethinking that plan and wished I had booked it for a longer stay. A few days passed and I called the airline just to see how much it would cost to change our outbound flight... the cost basically doubled, so I became much more ok with 1 week in Kauai instead of 1.5. Now we're thinking we'll do something local for a few days after the wedding, and before leaving for Kauai. Maybe I'll get my time in Yosemite after all!

So last night I sent off that final decision email to the owner of a cottage we are going to rent on the North East side of Kauai. I used a number of vacation rental websites, and had emailed many agents and property owners. I looked at so many ads and listings, and many were already booked. We narrowed down the available options and discussed, and discussed until we picked one. Way too many options out there... phew!

The next honeymoon task is to get a guide book (Tracy recommended a good one), and then decide on what we really want to do there, get those things booked and then the rest of the time there will be just chilling out. In fact, Eric has requested more chilling and less doing. He's probably right. I only have a few things that I really want to do and they are a kayaking/hiking tour, and visiting various areas of the island but no specific activities. Maybe just a drive and wander kind of thing, no real agenda.

Now, if only I had all of my wedding invites out, I might actually be able to sit back and relax. Maybe tonight I'll actually work on some of those higher priority tasks instead of the fun ones. Sometimes it's just so hard to stick to the priorities.


If anyone out there has ANY suggestions about Kauai... Bring it!

10 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I've never been to Kauai, but I suggest swimming and relaxing. :)

Beenzzz said...

I wanna go! The cottage looks so nice and you will have such a wonderful time.

CG said...

Princeville hotel in the north of Kauai is a must. They have a friday night buffet of all types of seafood. Reservation is a must. My very favourite is the Hyatt in Poipu. It's absolutely beautiful, also the Waimea canyon is breath taking.
Have a wonderful honeymoon.

Starshine said...

Yea, Cherry! Your cottage looks great! I'm very happy for you and Eric. :)

ML said...

The cottage looks awesome! You'll have such a great time. I hope to go to Kauai someday.

Ally Bean said...

We were on Kauau for Christmas once. It was so relaxed and beautiful. We saw Waimea canyon and we drove and walked way out to the beach where they filmed part of South Pacific-- the "I'm Going To Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair" scene.

No matter what you do or don't do, you're going to love it. *ahh*

laluna said...

The Islands are so kick back. You will have fun just enjoying the beauty and each other

Maya's Granny said...

Cherry, It's getting closer and closer. The cottage looks lovely.

Chrissy121875 said...

Found your blog via J's. What a wonderful blog you've got! What an exciting time this if for you too! I remember all the excitement I felt this time last year when I was getting married!

My aunt and uncle have a timeshare in Kauai. My husband and I have yet to visit though! There are lots of activities, attractions, sites, events...but maybe since it's your honeymoon, you two would just like to bask in the sun and in each other's company :)

My aunt and uncle say the food is divine though!! Okay, now I can't wait for you to get married...so you can go on your honeymoon...so you can tell us how amazing Kauai is!!!

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