Coffee in Kauai-From Coffee Hour @ Chickilt Power

Good morning!

Thanks for joining me today for a little break, away from all the demands of your life. Grab your coffee and come with me, back to Kauai.

Wow, it’s really beginning to feel like home here; I saw my first fly in our place! For those of you reading from Yucaipa, or any other fly-infested place, I know you know what I mean! 🙂

After breakfast, Cheryl and I wanted to go to the gym. I can’t believe we hadn’t been there yet. She managed to talk the guys into going, which is huge, because both of them have the same attitude about working out in the gym: NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! So we get there, and I almost broke out laughing. “Are you kidding me?” The room was probably no bigger than a 6 by 8, with three cardio machines and on the other side, a few hand-held weights and a Bow Flex machine. Cheryl and I got on the same page simultaneously; grabbed some weights and went right back outside, which Is where the guys were, standing and laughing, shaking their heads. No way were they going in, much less working out with us outside for the world at Pona Kai to see!

Down and up; down and up

Instead, Rodney began talking to the maintenance guy walking by, who turned out to be the maintenance manager, and the next time we turned around, they were going somewhere with him. But that wasn’t all they did. When we got back to the room, the guys had gone shopping in housekeeping! Yes, that’s right, in housekeeping! They had also made friends with the maids. 🙂 Apparently, they keep all the loot people leave behind: beach chairs, sand mats, ice chests, all the comforts of home that people buy and leave behind. So they let the guys borrow them.

We had a quick bite to eat and set off for another adventure. We headed back to the Kauai Grand Canyon, really called Waimea Falls, hoping the road was open, and it was! It was actually turning out to be a cloudy day, and by the time we got there, it had started and stopped raining twice.

Wiamea, AKA, Kauai’s Grand Canyon

After taking in the beauty of the canyon, Rodney disappeared again, and we waited and waited. Finally Cheryl went looking for him, and then she began to call us into the forest he had disappeared into. Before we knew it, we were on another adventure, Rodney style, hiking deep into the canyon.

I was drinking in the smells and sounds, absolutely enjoying being in nature when we heard a sound we weren’t sure of. It sounded like an animal of some sort. We stopped and it stopped. The wind rustled through the trees, whispering their music all around us, and birds chirped back and forth to one another. Oh, I would love to know what they were saying but that other noise was gone into the figments of our imaginations.

We kept going, and then we heard it again. This time Rodney held us back and went ahead with a big stick. Cheryl was fairly close behind him, her eyes as wide as saucers. Then Rodney motioned for us to come, holding his finger to his mouth so we would come quietly, one at a time. He pointed in a direction and as I came closer, I could see it: Two huge goats, one baby and one mama, or does a female have horns? I mean a female goat? We all know some of us females, at times have horns! 🙂

Anyway, the big one was highly annoyed that we had interrupted their feeding time and glared at us for seconds before prancing back down the hill. As he or she went, we noticed that his or her back legs were hurt but the goat still moved pretty fast.

We probably went a couple of miles into the canyon when we decided we had better turn back, especially since we hadn’t really prepared for a hike and had no water. The hike back was peaceful, a little tougher than coming down, but it didn’t bother me, at least not right then.

I’d better let you go for now, but please come back tomorrow for the conclusion of our Wednesday adventures in Kauai. Oh, that’s right; I had one other thing I wanted to share with you: A sweet sister had posted a comment on Facebook about how it must be easy to find HIM here, and as I think about being here in Kauai, I have to say, yes, it’s easier to recognize the beauty of His creation somewhere other than home, and tune out distractions, and yet, HE lives within us and is everywhere we go! Take Him with you today.



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One Response to “Coffee in Kauai-From Coffee Hour @ Chickilt Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    I understand why Cheryl works out so vigorously—she’s married to the “Mutual of Omaha” dude that always had his trusty “Jim” with him to tackle the wild lion that was roaming. Ha Yes, female goats have horns too, we just cut them down before they grow too big. At least that is what we did with our goats. God’s handy work that man doesn’t mess up is absolutely mind boggling isn’t it?