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Aloha to Hawaii

Our last full day on Waikiki was spent like most of the others…beaching, pooling and geocaching.  Nothing wrong with that!  I decided not to take my camera down to the beach, figuring I had already seen and snapped it all.  Of course I was wrong.  We hadn’t been in the water 5 minutes when we saw a surfer […]

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Ko Olina and Waikiki

Our day started with our usual serenade and hula dancer.  It’s so nice to have coffee, look at Diamond Head, watch the surf and listen to Hawaiian love songs.  Happy! The last song sung is always Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  (Did you know that Israel died at the age of 38 and was laid in […]

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Hau Tree & Hanauma

Wednesday was our 15th wedding anniversary.  We decided this was to be a relaxing day just doing whatever we pleased, whenever we pleased. (Like we haven’t been doing that since we retired?!)  We walked down Kalakaua (the street that runs along Waikiki Beach) to the Outrigger Hotel.  Here we ate at the Hula Grill; a great place for breakfast […]

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Maui

Maui We were picked up at our hotel at 4:30 AM by a bus which took us to the airport.  There, we caught a plane to Maui where we were shuttled to a little market place for a continental breakfast.  Afterwards, we boarded a small bus with twelve others and headed out on the road to Hana.  Our guide […]

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Surfer Dude!

Water Day! Our next day in Waikiki was set aside as a water day.  Time to play on the beach and in the pool!  We gathered our essentials, bought a couple of bamboo sand mats at the ABC and crossed the street onto Waikiki Beach.  It didn’t take us long to find a suitable spot, right next […]

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Aloha

At last, it’s time to go back to Hawaii!  This trip is to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and to complete a Bucket List item, i.e. find a geocache in all 50 states. Getting there We started the trip by driving to Chicago (Picking up 5 new geocaching Illinois counties along the way.) and visiting Carl and Heather.  We […]

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