Happy Camper

Congratulations to Susan Little (she’s the new executive director at the Kauai Children’s Discovery Museum) and her staff on the Kids Kauai portion of the museum that opened Saturday! If you get overwhelmed by the Water Wall (it’s not just for kids, you know), it’s OK to ask Marie Rogers for help.

Just don’t lose those little white balls. And, kudos to Jana Rothenberg, who did a great job putting the whole thing together.

On the other side of the island, hats off to coach Dave Walker and his people for bringing a wee bit of Scotland to Kaua‘i via the Burns Supper at Waimea Plantation Cottages (see the Thursday Westside district section for more). Katie Beer was there with her video, and Kay Koike and Liz Hahn were both busy with their camera gear. But the best part is that Ray Nitta and his Taiko Kauai group were there waiting to perform. How does taiko go with bagpipes? Unfortunately, the scotch had to wait, since Lihu‘e is so far from Waimea.

And, on the subject of camera gear, Jennifer Esty was at the Kauai All Girl Rodeo Association season opener at CJM Country Stables in Po‘ipu Sunday, and already has stuff posted on her pbase account. Linda Antipala was doing her duty at the KAGRA logowear table, and if you haven’t checked out the polish hot dog from Rosie Bukoski’s lunch wagon, it’s definitely worth looking for her.

Happy Pleas-Preble and Kathy Ladera had to wave off since they were going to visit Elsie Nishi and the Tutu’s Cafe crew in Kalaheo later. I wonder if she’ll have it at the Hilo Hattie sale coming up Feb. 10-11.

Brad Gipolan and his crew had a chance to sample the menu at the Kauaian Days parade recently, and now the orange lunch wagon will be part of the big sale.

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