I have talked up Island Cars before and we are using them again this time for 9 weeks Got an SUV that had holes near the roof rack (OK.... got a roll of duct tape at Walmart and patched it up island style to keep the rain out). Also found out it had a major cockroach infestation. (Trip to Long's Drug for HoyHoy roach traps. I don't know what is used for bait in these things, but those bugs couldn't get into them fast enough.) Making sure ALL bags brought into the unit are searched thoroughly before entering!!
Happy with vehicle now. It starts great, has new tires, is mostly bug free and the AC and radio work fine.
Took a trip to the west side of island today. Stopped at Waimea Plantation Cottages for a picnic near the beach. We were going to have cocktails at the new Kalapaki Joe's there, but they are only open in the evenings now (6:00-8:00pm) for "soft opening". Will return after February 1 when they have their grand opening.
Lots of whale sightings here near Kauai Beach Villas where we are staying for a few more weeks before moving to Coconut Coast.