Coffee in Kauai From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee in Kauai

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for joining me for this fun adventure I’m on in Kauai. Grab your coffee and come on in. We are in Monday’s moments in Kauai.

I woke up at 4:30 this time, but my body decided I could stay in bed just a bit longer. It wasn’t until after 6 that mind and body woke up to a new day full of promises of adventure. George and I began our day down by the shoreline and shared quiet time. Oh, how I treasure that time with Him and with George. If you ever want to know what’s going on in your husband’s mind, or heart, pray with him!

After our quiet time, we came back to our condo and the four of us sat in the living room talking, and I just love how our conversation led to His Word. We opened it up and read out of 2nd Timothy, Chapter 2. The verse that brought my mind to attention, and traveled down to my heart was 14: Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value and only ruins those who listen! Oh, conviction is bittersweet as His Word comes alive in my life right where I need it most, when I need it most! What a sweet, much needed message for His kids! Needless to say, our time reading and sharing was sweet.

After that, we headed for another Kauai adventure, to Queen’s Bath, a place a friend of Cheryl’s told her we had to go to but it is not so publicly known. Well, GPS took us to a residential area, and at first we thought there had to be some mistake, until we saw many cars, and a little opening that looked like an entry into a forest and to the right of it a warning sign. Yes, we had found it! We headed down. The beauty of it all brought us to a stop several times and much of it I’ll retain in the camera of my mind because there simply is no picture to capture it all. The hike down to the infamous Queen’s Bath was maybe about 30 minutes, which included climbing some rocks to get to our destination.

It was easy to tell we had arrived because of the crowd. I looked down, and there were many people already in the bath/pool, including a dog. Then I spotted Rodney staring down and shaking his head and he began to look beyond the Queen’s Bath. Suddenly, without a word, he was off and I just knew where he was going to.

I looked at Cheryl and I said, “He’s either going to the restroom, or he’s off to look for another one like this so we don’t have to share.”

Queen’s Bath

Cheryl smiled and said, “Look at him go.” Seriously, he looked like a gazelle, hopping from rock to rock and pretty soon he was out of sight. I just know he was thinking if there’s one of these, there’s another one.

It wasn’t more than 20 minutes and he was back, all glistening with sweat and wearing a grin from ear to ear. “You found one, didn’t you?”

“Well, I did. It’s a bit of a climb, but it’s doable.”

King’s Bath

My heart sank because his “doable” meant huge challenge for me but we all agreed we would try. We headed off with him in the lead. Several times I looked up and ahead and reminded myself not to do that again. I stayed focused, one step at a time, one rock at a time. We all worked as a team, the guys helping to get us down some pretty steep slopes with sharp, sharp rocks and turns. It was pretty scary for me; in fact, I was shaking a bit when we stopped. The sight was enough to catch my breath and quiet my soul, for a few seconds that is.

Rodney looked as if he had won the lottery. “Isn’t this great?” It really was but within a few seconds, my heart sank with fear. There’s no way out of there, so why in the world would I go in? The surrounding rocks were slippery so even if I jumped in, I had no idea how I’d get out. Rodney set out immediately to solve that problem. “Look, this rock has a hand-hole. Just grab it and step. I’ll even put my towel down for you.” His enthusiasm and creativity made my heart smile but his survival instincts amazed me! I’m telling you, this guy’s a jungle boy in a man’s body!

But all that didn’t change my blood sugar, which was dropping quickly. I don’t know if it was from fear or from needing to eat, so we all had a bite to eat and something to drink first and then George and Rodney jumped in what I now call the King’s Bath! I marveled at their lack of fear and their sense of adventure, despite the threat of angry waves that fed the King’s Bath.

Then the guys were yelling at us to come in and join them, trying to get us to jump. Cheryl and I both just wanted to sort of ease in, if we could, despite their cries to us to just jump. Well, we were able to ease in, sort of. When I felt myself start to slip, I jumped in the rest of the way . . . And then gasped! It was so cold. I doggie-paddled a little ways out to where George was, and then panicked and came back, but at least I had gone in. I grabbed the hole in the rock Rodney had showed me, put my foot on one rock, then my other on the towel-covered rock and up I went! Victory! I sat down, letting the sun melt the goose bumps that covered my body and signed with contentment. I had gone in the King’s Bath!

Why oh why wasn’t that enough?

Join me tomorrow for more Kauai memories and moments.



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