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Apr 1, 2018 - Easter in the Air

Honolulu 4-1-18 Sunday: Easter in the Air The Easter Bunny did not “pass” this year as we say in Louisiana. I double checked outside our door this morning just to be sure. I’m guessing he got stopped at the airport trying to bring agricultural products, i.e. decorated eggs, into Hawaii, and besides that, who wants to deliver melted chocolate bunnies in this heat??? John and I haven’t exchanged Easter baskets for years, so missing Easter at home wasn’t a big deal. We’re in the plane now, even as we speak, reminiscing about our time in...

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Feb 1, 2016 - Wrapping it up

Mainland Today was another hodge-podge day – our last in Hawaii. We drove down the eastern coast right along the coast. We checked out a few beaches and scenic overlooks. The whales were active today so we were able to see several. They certainly seem to enjoy themselves. We also visited the Honolulu Zoo. As it is right next to Waikiki Beach, it is prime real estate. The zoo is nicely shaded but does not have an unusual collection of animals or many unique displays. We checked out famed Waikiki Beach and found it just as disappointing as...

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Jan 31, 2016 - An aMAZEing day

Kailua, Oahu, HI In 1899, 22-year old James Dole moved to Honolulu from Massachusetts and purchased 64 acres of land in the central plains of Oahu. After trying several experimental crops, he settled on pineapple. This was the beginning of the pineapple empire. We visited the plantation and rode the "Pineapple Express", a two-mile train ride through the plantation that explains the history of the pineapple. We also strolled through the plantation gardens and enjoyed a famous Dole Whip. Then we had another type of adventure. Guinness World...

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Jan 30, 2016 - Lovely Luau

Kailua, Oahu, HI Today we headed up Kamehameha Highway – named for King Kamehameha the Great, who conquered and unified all the Hawaiian islands in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It hugs the Pacific Ocean from the eastern (windward) side of the island going north. We were a foursome of Jim, Sandi, Keelan and Ryan. Our goal was the Polynesian Cultural Center, a Polynesian-themed living museum. Within 8 simulated tropical villages, performers demonstrated various arts and crafts from throughout Polynesia. Villages included: Hawaii,...

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Jan 29, 2016 - Final Port of Call

Kailua, Oahu, HI Today we did some more island hopping and have landed on Oahu for one of the highlights of our trip. We are visiting our niece Keelan and husband Ryan who have recently been transferred here. They have a wonderful home and are generously sharing it with us. We had some time on our own before the end of their work day so we started with the Punchbowl. Punchbowl Crater is an extinct volcanic tuff cone. It is the location of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Rather than standing headstones as in other cemeteries,...

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Apr 13, 2008 - Oahu sights and Bellows Beach

We spent the day with Joe and his family sightseeing and enjoying the beach. We drove across the island on the H3 highway. The scenery from the highway is spectacular as you go through the mountains from one side of the island to the other. The highway was featured on Modern Marvels on the Discovery Channel. We stopped for lunch in Kailua, then at a popular beach park there. We checked into one of the cabins for military VIPs at Bellows Air Force Station (thank you Kelli!) and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the beach. Henry and...

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Feb 3, 2005 - White Sands Paradise

Oh my goodness, we are in heaven! The home on the beach Jerry and Kim rented for us is spectacular! We have an incredible view from our windows, the beautiful Pacific Ocean is in our backyard. We are going to have a great time in Hawaii. :-) I am pasting the description of this home below. It says it all! Property Description * 1 WHITE SANDS PLACE ON BEAUTIFUL KAILUA BEACH * Blossoms, palms & stained glass mosaics welcome you as you enter the 1/4 acres property tucked away beach front at the end of a quiet private lane. This fabulous...

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