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May 14, 2019 - And the trip begins......sorta

Our latest Space A Tale of Woe. For reasons unknown to most travelers, the almost every-other-day flights from Hickam AFB Hawaii to Travis AFB California have been reduced to maybe 3 to 6 flights and mostly on the weekend. We began our attempt to leave on Friday. 40 seats had been advertised on the web page, but when the roll call began only 35 seats were available. I was the 35th standby called, but no seat for Julieann. OK, we’ll try the next flight on Sunday. YES, 73 seats available and we got two of them. We waited another three hours...

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May 3, 2019 - Riding the bus to Joint Base Hickam on a Medicare ticket, $2.00 all day!

Being elderly does have some financial perks. We walked about 20 min to a McDonalds for sausage biscuit and coffee then got on the #19 bus for Hickam Joint Base. Our ship is still in port. Carnival Splendor arrived this am. Day 3 of Coast Guard inspection for Ovation. . We are having a great time in Paradise. Even grumpy likes it. I rem him asking me, "What are we going to do for 5 days in Honolulu?" So far 9 weeks gone and we have not caught a bug. Keeping our hands washed and fingers crossed.

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May 1, 2019 - Docked in Honolulu

We woke up to the beautiful site of the sun peaking over Diamond Head around 6am this morning. We have to go to immigration at 10am. Then we will probably walk around some today. I still have to pack and we have one more night onboard before we go to the Hale Koa for 5 nights.

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Feb 7, 2019 - Pool

We walked to Denny’s for breakfast and then spent some time shopping. There is a alley between two hotels that has probably close to 100 kiosks, like an ant hill and of course you stop to look and there on you. You can alway bargain them down. We spent a couple of hours at the pool in the shade but it was a nice warm day. We went for a walk after dark and it was a beautiful night. We were getting close to the hotel and all of a sudden it just started to pour. We put on 12,700 steps

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Feb 7, 2019 - Last day

Well it is 5:00pm and we have been homeless for the last four hours. It really hasn’t been too bad. We found out when we checked out we could only have hospitality room for an hour so we will try for one later. We went for a walk to the pier where the ship on Gillian’s Island set sale from. It still looks the same. We took our time coming back and spent some time at the Hard RockCafe, more people watching then drinking. We are now sitting by the pool. Our shuttle picks us up at 8:05 and flight leaves at 11:45 pm. Another beautiful day even...

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Feb 5, 2019 - North shore

We ate a couple of muffins in the room and then we were ready at 8:30 for our bus tour . We didn’t know what to expect but it was awesome. Some of the places we saw were Halona blow hole, Byodo-in Temple, Kualoa Ranch (where we had lunch) Dole Plantation and so much more. The bus driver was born in Oahu and just talked the whole trip and we didn’t get back till 6:30. So much history. He earned his tips today. After been dropped off we went straight to the beach and watched a hula there for an hour and then figured we should at least go to...

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Feb 4, 2019 - Beach

Well we had to do something different today so by 8 am we had our chairs from the hotel down at the beach. I don’t know the temp but it was a warm sunny day. We stayed there for a couple of hours reading. And got our feet wet a little. We then turned in the chairs in around noon and sat by the pool for awhile. We didn’t get return vouchers for our shuttle back to airport Thrus so I called about that and no problem, we get picked up at our hotel at 8 pm. Then checked at the front desk because we have to check out at 11 am. They are going to...

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Feb 3, 2019 - trolley

Today was the second day with our trolley pass and we took the one to the Stadium. I don’t know what sport or sports play out of it, but today there was a swap meet there. It was huge and we were there for a couple of hours. We ran into a couple from Saskatoon so some else escaping the cold. Has an awesome driver on the way back an he made some extra stops so I think he did pretty good in tips. We got back in time for Dale to watch the Super Bowl and I sat at the pool visiting with a lady cop from Australia. We then watched the sunset...

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Feb 2, 2019 - Diamond head

We had bought a 2 day pass on the trolley buses and today was day one. There are 5 different lines that we can ride so that should take us where we haven’t gone so far, in the city. We started off with a stop at a outdoor market. It was huge, tried something different for breakfast but it turned out to have squid in it so I got to eat that and Dale had a burger. We then walked from there to Diamond head. We did get back on the bus from there made a transfer and headed to Aloani palace, and the justice buildibg which is used by Hawaii 50 as...

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Feb 1, 2019 - Sunset cruise

It was cool in the morning and again we got more showers but nothing that you couldn’t be outside in. We got a couple of chairs from the pool and vegged out in the beach for awhile. We even sat by the pool while I got a load of laundry done. At 4:30 we got on a bus right at the hotel and we’re off to Pier 8. We went on there Sunset Cruise and were very impressed. The supper was excellent, there was a hula to start with and then entertainment and dancing. We were back in time to watch the fireworks over the beach before the ride was over....

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Jan 31, 2019 - Chinese New Year.

We went back to a buffet for breakfast and even though it rained off and on for most of the day it wasn’t very cool and we still did lots of walking. There had been a Burger King in the Kings market that I said yesterday was closing up. Well Burger King was in business yesterday but nothing just an empty building today. There were vans by it today just emptying out the stores. The fresh market is now in another hotel across from us so we checked that out today. We also got to watch some lion dancing, and fan dancers because of Chinese New...

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Jan 30, 2019 - Pool

It is 8:00 pm when I am writing this and we are sitting at the pool listening to a trio playing Hawaiian music and watching hula dancers. They have this every night but last night it was in the bar area. We are under some umbrellas because it is raining, beautiful temp though. We spent quite a bit of time at the pool today but still got 13,500 steps in. There is a older building across the street from our hotel called Kings market, beautiful place, lots of little shops and every afternoon at 4:00 pm the have a market with tables of baking,...

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