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May 23, 2018 - Hawaii Trip 2018

April 8 – We caught the 10:20 ferry and Kelly dropped us at the airport. Kelly had no problem making the 2:10 back. We got a wheelchair and went to the Air Canada lounge and had some lunch. We had a long wait til our flight at 5:45 but it’s a nice place to wait. We were able to use a wheelchair to the gate. The flight was on time and smooth. We had booked a taxi from Charley’s Taxi and were able to get it ok. We checked in at our hotel Aqua Pacific Monarch. We had rented Room 1604 for 12 nights from VRBO and it worked out very well. The...

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Jun 7, 2017 - Matthew's MLG trip

Konami gaming inc Las Vegas is where I would go for my first trip i will go to Hotel Cat in las vegas for $21 a day and get a plane ticket for $353. 𯐶 Another trip is to Hilo, Hawaii and buy $8,738,275 yacht and take people on a deluxe cruise for $545 a trip from Hilo to Narlon, California and get a plane ticket for $1,160. Then stay there and take people for crucis for about 29 days. 𯐕𯐕𯐕𯐕𯐕𯐕 Then stay at Hilo, Reeds Bay Hotel for about 20 days for $76 a day. Going to see my friends there too, and then just be super lazy for 11 days...

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Apr 3, 2017 - Rain stops play

Today we are in Hilo located on the 'Big Island' of Hawaii. Big Island is the largest and youngest of the Hawaiian islands and was formed by five volcanoes. There are two active volcanoes only 25 miles apart. Maura Loa, the worlds largest and Kilauea the worlds most active. We are going on a helicopter to fly over the Kilauea Volcano which has been continuously erupting since 1983. We are hoping to see some lava flows and get a good view of the countryside and beaches. Well that was the theory! Unfortunately bad weather stopped play. We...

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Jan 11, 2017 - Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden & the Pacific Tsunami Museum in Hilo, Hawaii

Our breakfast choices this morning, were cereal, toast, eggs and fruit. We both chose cereal and little apple bananas. Half the bathroom floor was wet after using the shower and it took a long time to dry. After breakfast, we headed to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, on a narrow road in Papaikou, just north of Hilo. We spent a couple hours walking through the garden, which stretches down the hillside along Onomea Stream to Onomea Bay. The garden was the creation of Dan Lutkenhouse and his wife. They moved to the island from San...

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Jan 10, 2017 - Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site in Kawaihae, Hawaii

We moved to Hilo today. Routes 11 and 19 circle the Big Island. In some places, the road is along the coast; in others, it is inland a ways. Going back and forth from Kona to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park with Tim’s family, we took the route south and east. Today, we headed north and stopped at Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site in Kawaihae. The park preserves a large stone heiau (temple), one of the last major sacred structures built in Hawai’i before the arrival of Europeans. It was constructed by Kamehameha I in 1790 – 91. The...

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Apr 6, 2016 - Wednesday 6th April

Hilo Volcano Hike Honolulu (yesterday) is on O’ahu. Altogether there are 7 inhabited islands (ok 8, but one is privately owned) O’ahu is kind of medium sized and near the west end of the chain. Hilo is on Big Island. Yes, the biggest, and the furthest East. If you put all the other islands together, they would not make up half of Big Island. 90% of Big Island is volcano. Mainly still active. Mauna Loa. Erupted in 1984. Famous. Our “hike” consisted of walking around part of the rim of the caldera of a sub-volcano to Mauna Loa, then down,...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Hilo, HA

This morning starts off with computer problems and a long time working on the phone with my bank trying to get access to my account online, had to upload chrome on the computer to get it to work and after a frustrating couple hours was able to get things working right wow, sometimes I just hate computers, LOL. Then it was packing up and loading my car and off for some breakfast at Ken's house of pancakes ( a placed listed in Lonely planet as being a great place for breakfast) very good place to eat, I had pancakes 3 of them one with...

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Off to Hawaii

Feb 19, 2015 - Landfall - Hilo

We were up early this morning - so early we saw the sun rise from our balcony. Most unusual for us! We also saw our first glimpse of land in almost a week. A strange feeling after seeing nothing but water all the way to the horizon in every direction. It was, of course, the Big Island of Hawaii, with Hilo our destination. We had a quick breakfast in the Neptune Lounge and watched the ship dock and the gangway go out. We went down in anticipation of the announcement that the ship had cleared the formalities and we were free to disembark....

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May 9, 2014 - Hilo - Kilauea Volcano

We arrived in Hilo, back on the Big Island, early morning. Hilo is said to be the wettest city in the U.S. and it lived up to its reputation this morning. Our tour started off with a stop at Rainbow Falls; it gets its name from when the morning sun shines through the mist and forms a rainbow, no sun this morning so no rainbow, but the falls were still really pretty. Next stop brought us to the Maua Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and shop. We made a mad dash through the rain and used the factory tour time to browse the shop and get something to...

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Apr 10, 2014 - We begin our adventure on April 28th!!

HI Friends! Here's a rough overview of our trip: Seneca and I begin our journey to Australia on April 28th. On that day we fly to Honolulu, then change planes, and fly nonstop to Brisbane. Hawaiian Airlines all the way. We leave Hilo on the morning of the 28th, and land in Brisbane on the afternoon of the 29th....losing a day due to the International Dateline. The plan is to stay a night in Brisbane, at the Essence Serviced Apartments Hotel, a 4.5 star-rated Hotel. The next morning, the 30th, we pick up our campervan in Brisbane, then...

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Jan 15, 2014 - Hilo - Jan. 14 AM

We began the day with breakfast at 7:00 am at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The Roads Scholar group all ate together. Because Perry asked I will describe the all-you- can-eat brunch. The hot options included white rice, scrambled eggs, very seasoned fried potatoes, sausage and gravy, bacon, what I think was Portuguese sausage sliced in rounds (not our traditional link sausage), pancakes, french toast and oatmeal with various topping options. On the cold side there were various pastries (including a wonderful, dense carrot cake without raisins),...

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Jan 14, 2014 - Met the group

Last night we had our introductory meeting for this Road Scholar program. There are 30 in the group. I am the youngest but most of the group will be able to run circles around me! These people don't talk about grand kids or what they do/did. They talk about where they have been/are going. Almost all the group have been on previous Road Scholar programs. One couple has been on 29! I thought I was fairly well traveled but compared to this group I feel very unsophisticated travel-wise. There are several other single people so I am not alone...

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