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Oct 8, 2018 - Tahiti

Well, we made landfall after 5 days at sea. Papeete Tahiti. I little disappointing. Lots of traffic. Not the paradise pictured. Took a catamaran sail and did some snorkeling. Beautiful day but the current was too strong in the lagoon to make it fun snorkeling. Beautiful sights, especially the water colors.

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Oct 5, 2018 - On the Open Sea

Well just as I thought, I’m not too good at adding entries. We got aboard the ship with no hassles on Monday. Our room overlooks the very back of the ship. Aft apparently. We spent Tuesday in Maui. Visited the OCEAN center and a tropical farm plus stopped at Io Needle state park. Absolutely stunning! Today it’s our first of five days at sea. No problems keeping busy. Classes, lectures, pool time and meals. Tonight is silent disco which is always a hoot. Well now it’s Friday and I’m going to try again. Photos aren’t transferring to my iPad...

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Sep 30, 2018 - Our Adventure Begins!

Well, we made it to Honolulu. Got here yesterday with no issues. Just pretty tired as it was after 11 pm EDT. Today started very early as we woke up at 3 am and since we could watch the Ryder Cup live we decided to stay up. Not happy with the results though. Went to the beach for sunrise. Clouds kept it from being spectacular. We continued on and walked to Diamond Head. Made it to the top! All in all we walked and hiked over 8 miles. Were planning on walking back but saw a taxi and hopped in. Spent the rest of the day sitting by the pool...

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May 7, 2018 - Honolulu - Day 2

We signed up for a photography of the southeast portion of the island. They promoted that everyone would be taking postcard worthy photos. It was very rainy and windy and I was not all that impressed with the tour or the chosen spots. We went to the Tantalus Lookout, Ko'olau mountains, Waimanalo Bay, Makapuu beach lookout and lighthouse, Sandy's beach and Halowa blow hole, Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Lanai lookout, and Hanauma Bay. We went to lunch at the Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack. Rich had the Furikake Ahi and I had the kalua pork...

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May 6, 2018 - biking and eating in Honolulu

If you think that taking a bicycle food tour in Honolulu when you have been feasting on a cruise ship for three weeks is a mistake, you would be wrong. We have seen most of the major tourist sights in this metropolis and riding around with a local to see where the locals eat and go was a blast. The tour leader was a man nearly as old as we, who admitted that he had enjoyed his retirement between the ages of 20 - 40 and now was working multiple jobs in an effort to save enough money to be able to retire for real. He had the persona of an...

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May 6, 2018 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Day 1

I had been to Honolulu many times and was looking for things I had not done before. Rich had only been there once for a day. So, we decided to get away from Honolulu and go to the north shore. Our guide, Kirk, suggested a few touristy foods to eat, so we did. Our first stop was at Matsumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa. Rich had Rainbow (strawberry, lemon, and pineapple) and I had Hawaiian (pineapple, coconut, and banana). Then we stopped at many beaches, including Turtle Beach, Banzai Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and Kewela Bay. We also stopped at the...

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Apr 30, 2018 - Goodbye Oahu

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We had a great time visiting with Raj and his family and the big surprise was that we were able to spend time with Vy’s parents as well. We’d both been to Oahu before so we didn’t spend any time exploring the island, but chose to hang around the pool with the grandchildren and make to the most of our time with them. Olivia and Moosie were very used to having people coming and going during their winter months in Hawaii, so they didn’t make a fuss when we told them it was time for us to leave. Thank goodness for...

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Apr 29, 2018 - Family Beach Time

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We were quite content to spend time in the pool each day and weren’t particularly keen on dragging everyone to a beach where we would have to contend with saltwater stinging our eyes, sand getting into every crevice available and hauling all the towels, sunblock, sunglasses, sunhats, clean clothing, etc. from the car to the water. It was so much simpler to take it easy in the private pool. However, towards the end of our stay Raj suggested we walk down to the nearby beach for an evening visit. The sun was getting...

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Apr 28, 2018 - Grandparent Pool Time

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD As far back as I can remember, I have loved to be in water. I was always the first one out of the car and into the lake whenever we got a chance to get out of Edmonton and to a beach. I used to love going to the public swimming pools winter and summer, the only thing I hated was having to put on a wet bathing suit whenever there was a chance to have a second swim on the same day. Anil didn’t have much the opportunity to learn to swim when he was growing up in India. After one of the children in his school drown...

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Apr 27, 2018 - Honolulu Heaven

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD Raj and Vy, along with Olivia and Moosie were on hand to pick us up at the airport. We had to drive to the far side of the dormant Diamond Head volcano, to the neighbourhood known as Kahala, but the highway H1 runs along the northern side of Honolulu and it didn’t take long before we were in the lovely residential streets, passing by beautiful homes with lush gardens. Moosie was quick to run to the security panel and punch in the code to open the front gate. We crossed the lawn and into the expansive house and...

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Sep 26, 2017 - A Beachy Day - Day 5

"Karin's Grand North Shore Adventure Tour" - This is what I am calling our day. Granddaughter Karin picked us up early this morning for a tour of some of her favorite beaches. She is truly a beach and surfer gal! Some highlights of the day in addition to exploring the beautiful beaches: Shave ice at the famous Matsumotos. Hawaiian shave ice is similar to a snow cone, but with much finer ice. It is topped with fruit syrups which are absorbed by the ice, then topped with ice cream & sweetened condensed milk. Heaven! Sue & Karin snorkeling A...

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Sep 25, 2017 - A Touristy Day - Day 4

We began with a Waikiki shopping trip for a dress and accessories for the night's luau. Fish tacos for lunch at the popular Pau Hana food truck plaza. This afternoon we took what is called the "Wonder" tour billed as a "sightseeing tour to experience the magic of Oahu's East Shore and windward side". Again, the photos speak for themselves. This evening, Karin joined us for the Hale Koa luau dinner and show.

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