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Jan 29, 2019 - Aquarium

We headed east today and after having breakfast we went to the aquarium. Because we’re seniors it only cost us $5.00 each. There were a lot of displays and we got to watch them feed a sea lion. There was also a ukulele group playing in the band stand. It was sprinkling a bit but we made it back before getting too wet. We took a few more walks in between the rains. We watched some entertainment in the hotel and watched a hula dancer. It was beautiful around 7-8 and we joined the thongs touring the streets but then we were back to the room....

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Jan 28, 2019 - Yacht club

It was a bit cooler, in the low 70’s for most of the day and windy at times. I don’t mind the temp but it sounds like it is cool for here. We went walking again today and headed west and went to the Ali Wai boat Harbour. There were lots of yachts parked there of all sizes. We booked a evening supper cruise for Friday night. Hard to get in because there will be fireworks again Friday and the boat stays out till it is over. We went for another walk in the opposite direction and had supper at Denny’s. There is quite a few homeless people that...

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Jan 27, 2019 - Heading Home

On Saturday morning, January 26, our ship docked back in Honolulu and we disembarked. We flew to San Diego and stayed overnight just to break up the trip a little. On Sunday we flew to Houston and then back to Savannah. While at the Houston airport waiting to board, I noticed a guy who looked familiar. Turned out it was Richard Dreyfuss of "Jaws" fame. He was flying to Savannah with us. There's a movie being filmed here and I guess he's in it. It was a nice trip and everything went very smoothly. Aloha.

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Jan 26, 2019 - Zoo

We had a pretty good sleep, still woke up too early but not as bad as yesterday morning. We went to Denny’s for breakfast and it is across from the Zoo so we went there after. It is quite a big area, the cutest were the penguins and giraffes. After two hours there we then hit a open market on the way to our hotel and bought some oranges and pineapple. Both were awesome and thst ended up being our lunch. We spent some time walking down by the beach and even at the pool. It was reflected in our steps because today we only registered 14,000,...

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Jan 18, 2019 - Honolulu Day 2

Today we visited Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately the Arizona Memorial was not open because the walkway has been undergoing repairs and may not be open until March. We were however able to take a boat ride out to the Memorial courtesy of the Navy. Our driver then took us on a tour of downtown Honolulu. We visited Iolani Palace and the King Kamehameha Statue. We were introduced to banyan trees. They have airborne roots that make their way to the ground. Once on the ground the root becomes another trunk. The photo shows only part of a single tree....

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Jan 17, 2019 - Honolulu

We flew into Honolulu from San Diego yesterday. 6 hours is a long flight even if it is on a nice roomy airbus. The weather is wonderful - high 70's with an ocean breeze. Waikiki is very busy even in the off-season. There are many high-end shops here such as Prada, Christian Dior, Louis Vitton, Ferragamo and others. Kalakaua Avenue is referred to as Hawaii's Rodeo Drive. Apparently the Japanese like to come here to shop. The locals, however, don't frequent these shops. The cost of living in Hawaii is so high that the vast majority of people...

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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 - 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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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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