If you ever get a chance to go to Kauai, make sure to visit Polihale beach. It's a remote 7-mile stretch of white sand beach at the end of the island with the most amazing views, but it's also one of the most dangerous on the island. No one swims at this beach as it will take you out to sea in an instant.
But. It's beautiful.
After a five mile trek on a pot-holed dirt road, where they specifically tell you not to go when you rent a rental car, you reach an amazing beach set beneath towering cliffs and amazing views of the Napali Coast. They call it a "wild" beach as access is not great but most who see it call it the most spectacular beach they have ever seen.
And it is.
But like I said, don't wade in too close, as the multiple currents are strong and will overpower you in an instant. I told my sister this who came to help on the trip, and I think I scared her a bit too much because whenever one of my boys stuck a middle toe in the water, she rushed to their side in an effort to save them from being swept out to sea.
She really is one amazing Auntie.
But then she says to me, "I have to keep an extra careful eye on them because if something ever happened to one of the boys, mom would totally blame me."
Um, excuse? Mom would blame you? What, does she see me as some incompetent vodka swilling mother? I am so offended.
Offended I am.
Green eggs and ham.