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The Carnival Conquest

Cruising to Aruba and Curacao

We wanted to do another winter cruise this year so we booked an eight day cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale starting the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  This meant we needed to fly the day after Thanksgiving but we figured it would be an easy fly day since it was in the middle of the holiday weekend. Wrong. […]

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Florida

We’ve been planning a trip to Florida for over a year and finally it was time to go!  We gave ourselves three days to get there, giving us time to geocache in eleven Illinois counties and eight more in Florida.  Geocaching along the way breaks up the drive and allows us to see more of […]

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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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The Bahamas

  Our intent was to visit The Bahamas last year as a part of our Key West trip.  However, that plan got sidetracked when I had to have emergency eye surgery.  We still wanted to visit the land of Trae (our one and only Bahamian friend up till now) so we traded for a week […]

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