Who Moved My Aloha?

We’ve been back on the mainland for about twelve hours and I am in severe Aloha withdrawal.

Where is my daily Hawaiian sunrise? No, I’m not talking about a tropical drink. I mean the actual sunrise, which we observed each morning on the Grand Hyatt Kauai Seaview Terrace, Starbucks latte in hand.

beautiful Poipu sunrise

beautiful Poipu sunrise

A view of Seaview Terrace at the Grand Hyatt Kauai from Shipwrecks beach.

A view of Seaview Terrace at the Grand Hyatt Kauai from Shipwrecks beach.

Where are my boys? It was so incredibly wonderful that they could both carve out time to join us for part of our trip.

I really, really miss these guys!

I really, really miss these guys!

And where, oh where, is that breakfast buffet that we all so enjoyed? The poolside lunch? Dinner at the spectacular Tidepools restaurant, where you dine koi-side?

Daniel records his first breakfast buffet for posterity.

Daniel records his first breakfast buffet for posterity.

Our rooms overlooked the hotel pool.

Our rooms overlooked the hotel pool.

Another view of the pool at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Another view of the pool at the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Lunch by the pool.

Lunch by the pool.

Tidepools "Hawaiian Catch": monchong and a shrimp cake over a bed of molokai sweet potato, topped with kona lobster tail.

Tidepools “Hawaiian Catch”: monchong and a shrimp cake over a bed of molokai sweet potato, topped with kona lobster tail.

Baby Kula Greens Salad at Tidepools restaurant, Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Baby Kula Greens Salad at Tidepools restaurant, Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Our table was surrounded on three sides by a moat filled with beautiful koi.

Our table was surrounded on three sides by a moat filled with beautiful koi.

Koi at Tidepools restaurant.

Koi at Tidepools restaurant.

Where are the nightly games of hearts, which, in our family, should actually be called Hearts of Darkness, for all the times Daniel tosses that Queen of Spades on an unlucky opponent.

Uh oh. Looks like a "hold 'em" hand.

Uh oh. Looks like a “hold ’em” hand.

"Let's see. Who shall I drop the queen on this time?"

“Let’s see. Who shall I drop the queen on this time?”

Every trip to Hawaii is the best trip ever, and this truly was The Best Trip Ever. Aloha, Kauai, I miss you!

The most beautiful island is whichever one I'm on at the time, but Kauai, "The Garden Island", is considered by many to be the loveliest of all.

The most beautiful island is whichever one I’m on at the time, but Kauai, “The Garden Island”, is considered by many to be the loveliest of all.

Hanalei Bay

Hanalei Bay

Shipwrecks Beach

Shipwrecks Beach

The tiki torches signal sunset at The Grand Hyatt

The tiki torches signal sunset at The Grand Hyatt

The one thing I don't miss about Hawaii is that orange pineapple shirt!

The one thing I don’t miss about Hawaii is that orange pineapple shirt!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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6 Responses to Who Moved My Aloha?

  1. Pollo amo says:

    Looks like another wonderful trip. Love the pineapple shirt!

  2. Mrs. G says:

    Spectacular….especially love the table surrounded by the koi pond….but mostly wonderful to have Taylor and Daniel there! xoxo

  3. julia says:

    How did you ever gather the willpower to leave?!

  4. tdevir says:

    Beautiful pics and special family time… What a wonderful trip! Only wish I was there too! 🌺
    Oh and I think I am responsible for that lovely pineapple shirt… Your welcome Haha 🍍

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