14 October 2019
It's time to say farewell to Hawaii and our adventurous holiday. We have all been truly blessed with a great time, good health and great travelling buddies.
An early start to the day & ready to be picked up by 6am. Everyone managed to get the suitcases closed & our Uber driver arrived promptly. A very friendly guy who was a bit hard to understand with his Vietnamese accent, but he knew how to drive very fast. Honolulu is a very busy city at that hour of the morning.
A bit of a wait at the airport for the staff to start work, but checkin, immigration and customs was very smooth. We were all on board and taxi-ing out by scheduled departure time. Arrived in Sydney ahead of schedule after a good flight.
We had several hours to wait for our Brisbane connection, but were eventually on our way, right on time again, a very fast taxi out to the runway & we were on the way without slowing down. A quick trip to Brisbane arriving 15 minutes early, after he had to do a loop before getting the all clear to land.
Ian & Anne's daughter, Janet kindly picked us up, then Home sweet home. Now it is 15 October & we have got back the day we lost when we set out!
A bit of unpacking, showers and a good night's sleep.
Our adventures were wide & varied, all different and exciting, and each place had its highlights. We all appreciated being able to base ourselves in one place without the need for packing & moving every other day.
To our travel buddies - thanks for your company, so blessed to have such good friends.
One thing that was common - so many thought Anne & Pam were sisters. In Waikiki, one staff member commented - "I know you are sisters, but are you twins?"
Thanks to you all for coming on the journey with us, we all really appreciated the news & emails from home, they make such a difference when one is travelling.