Fun Photo Friday — Nawiliwili Favorites


Kaua'i Marriott's advanced weather station

Kaua’i Marriott’s advanced weather station

Nawiliwili on Kaua’i was our last port of call in the Hawai’ian Island chain.  Next week we move on to Samoa.  Until then, here’s today’s gallery of Nawiliwili favorites:

"Open 'til we close"

“Open ’til we close”

Board with Paradise

Board with Paradise

Red on Green

Red on Green

Vase Reflection

Vase Reflection

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Port 4 Nawiliwili — Kaua’i Marriott and Duke’s delectable Hulu Pie


Kaua'i Marriott Resort

Kaua’i Marriott Resort

As I mentioned on Monday, neither Ursula nor I are strangers to  the Kaua’i Marriott Resort, and Duke’s Canoe Club Barefoot Bar and Restaurant.  We stop by both whenever we hit Nawiliwili.  Why stop at a resort at which you’re not staying?  For the beauty of it all.  Inside the resort is a very impressive garden, which views such as these:

There’s also a very nifty weather station on the grounds, but you’ll have to wait until this week’s Fun Photo Friday for that.  Meanwhile, it’s time to move on to Duke’s Canoe Club Barefoot Bar and Restaurant.

Duke's Canoe Club Barefoot Bar and Restaurant

Duke’s Canoe Club Barefoot Bar and Restaurant

Duke’s is a place we discovered nearly twenty years ago.  We don’t really dine there.  We do desert.

Duke's Canoe Club Barefoot Bar and Restaurant

Duke’s Canoe Club Barefoot Bar and Restaurant

What desert draws us back time and time again?  First, let me tell you that Ursula is not a lover of ice cream, which will tell you just how good this humongous piece of pie is.  What you see below, which easily sates the sweet tooth of two people, is whipped cream, toasted macadamia nuts, and hot fudge topping a huge slice of macadamia nut ice cream pie in a chocolate cookie crust:

Kimo's Original Hulu Pie

Kimo’s Original Hulu Pie

Fun Photo Friday will present my favorite shots from this excursion to Nawiliwili.

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Breaking the 10,000 Barrier — 10,068 and counting


Just a tad under two years ago I posted my first YouTube video.  That would be my demonstration on spin-cocking a Rossi Ranch Hand and a full-size clone of the Winchester Model 1892, also made by Rossi and converted for me by the late Mike DiMuzio.  That video hasn’t exactly “gone viral”, but it hasn’t done badly, either.  Today it surpassed 10,000 views.  Here’s that video:

For information on the Rifleman’s Rifle and the television show that inspired this video, see:

And for a video on the history of spin-cocking in Hollywood, with scenes from the classic television series The Rifleman, see:

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