Wedding on Kauai

We got married in Kauai.

Eric sprung for an upgrade to first class on the flight to Hawaii. It was a first for me.David Bau and his son Anthony. David Bau and his family stayed at the Marriott too.

The Kauai Marriott that we stayed at had lots of koi ponds.We went to the Pono Market (kind of a Hawaiian style 7-11) to meet the guy who made out our marriage license.

Eric and I met my dad at the airport with a lei.It was nice and sunny the 24th. The hotel pool was about an acre in size.

My dad at the pool.Beyond the Marriott was a shopping center that had been abandoned since Hurricane Iniki, in '92.

We stopped to look at some sugar cane on our way to Waimea canyon. The sugar mills have shut down on Kauai, but there's still sugar cane in many of the fields. I cut off a piece, but it must not have been ready yet - it was only mildly sweet.Looking into Waiamea canyon.

Lots of roosters and chickens hung around the overlooks, waiting for handouts.

At the end of the Waimea canyon road.

Dinner that night at Dukes.

Great shot of Ann and Ken, taken by Kevin.The morning of the wedding - Eric with his parents.

Getting married!The deed is done.

Jean and Kelly helped me out a lot on the morning of the wedding.We were happy so many friends could come to be at the wedding.

The next day, Eric and I took a helicopter tour around Kauai with Eric's mom Anne and my father. This is the Marriott from the helicopter.A cruise ship was docked nearby.

Lots of great waterfalls everywhere. I imagine few people have seen the more isolated ones close up, because they're difficult to get to.These ditches were dug to get water to the sugar cane fields.

More views from the helicopter...

This is the end of the Waimea Canyon road, that we drove up two days ago.The Na Pali coast has vivid colors, the deep blue of the ocean, the red of the cliffs, and the green grass.

The mountains are so sharp here!

This is Ke'e beach, where we ended up snorkeling the next day and saw some sea turtles.Our pilot gave a memorized monologue with some very odd intonations and pauses.

Everyone but my dad got a little queasy on this tour.This is a table that my dad is thinking of reproducing in miniature.

On the 27th, we took a drive to the north coast, stopping at lots of the beach parks. This looks like an abandoned pier.

The Kilauea LighthouseThe leaves of this Pandanus tree were used to make baskets, etc.

In the background are flooded taro fields.We saw the Brazilian Cardinal all over Kauai.

Ke'e beach, from the ground.Eric's parents took all of us to a luau that evening. The first part was a tour through their gardens, complete with albino peacocks.

The ceremonial uncovering of the pig, cooked in a pit. The food in general was great, but the pork was very heavily salted.