Archive for November, 2010

Who says golf in Hawaii is too expensive.

November 20, 2010

If you are travelling to Kauai and you enjoy a round of golf, please make sure you play while your here because the Hawaiian golf experience is exceptional and affordable.  I have never experienced views quite like these at any golf course outside of Hawaii.


views at kukuiolono


If you are planning and extended stay in Kauai.  Then membership has it’s privileges at Kukuiolono Golf Course.  This course is always a bargain but if your staying here long enough to play golf more than 18 times.  Membership at $160.00 entitles you to unlimited golf for a year.  January 1st thru December 31st.


taking it all in after the sixth hole


We arrived in October, bought a membership, and we are already enjoying free golf.  Life is good.  Now Kukuiolono is a bargain even if you pay full price at $9.00 per day for unlimited walking golf but the membership makes it the ultimate bargain.  Practice makes perfect and we are honing our golf skills on a daily basis.  Chris is consistently playing in the 80’s and I am pleased to bogeying most rounds.


approach to the 8th hole par 3


To use a cart at Kukuiolono the  charge is $9.00 f0r 9 holes.  Right now the fairways are lush and greens flush and fast.  Frequent rains have made natural improvements here.


sparkling waters at kukuiolono


If you didn’t bring clubs, the course has mixed matched inexpensive rental clubs or you can buy inexpensive clubs of similar quality at garage sales, on Craigslist or at the local thrift store.  The course only requires that you have a putter and a golf bag.  Chris and I carried our clubs on the plane, then purchased golf bags and pull carts at the thrift stores at a very modest cost.  We love to play and when we do it for free, we play every day.


Take a walk on the wild-side. Wawae Road.

November 18, 2010




Wawae the road less travelled.


Taking on the scene on foot is always a frugal way travel and the best way to immerse yourself  into the location for the ultimate vacation experience.


central focus


Walk on Wawae Road in Kalaheo for a wild wonderland, free adventure.


double pink hibiscus


The incline is gradual, the views extreme.




A surprise awaits at every bend.


empty pods


Even on hot and sunny days Wawae Road  provides shade and gentle trade winds for a comfortable and pleasurable  walk.




Wawae is a treasure trove for the senses, a delight for the artist and photographer.


nature's lace


It is off the beaten path.


orange wawae lily


How lucky I am to live right on this road, the best kept secret in all of Kalaheo.


red ginger cone


This road is aptly named as “wawae” in Hawaiian translates to “walk”.


the serenity of wawae



wild guava



bark covered roots cling to red dirt cliffs along the road



sunlit wild yellow hibiscus



texture variety along wawae



light glows from within the yucca



true flower amid the magenta foliage of bougainvillea



twist and twine, bean and wire



wall at wawae



unusual flower from Wawae Road


A Frugalista Word of Wisdom

November 14, 2010

During these times of mass unemployment and an uncertain economic future it is foolish to feed into the Black Friday frenzy. Stay home and avoid the crowds. Spend precious time with family. There are no real bargains at Wal-mart.

Beautiful Maternity Photos

November 4, 2010

My son-in-law Sean is a photographer here on Kauai. These are some pregnancy pictures he took of my daughter, Erin.

sunrise at Salt Pond

joyful anticipation

beautiful curves