Monday, November 22, 2010

Hiking Hawaii

 25 Nov Thursday:  Happy Thanksgiving! 

 24 November, Wednesday:  Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kailua-Kona, HI.  The girls (granddaughter and college roomie) arrived in Honolulu yesterday; we met them at the airport and flew here ready for sleep.  The girls hit the swimming pools, took the tram and boats through the moat before meeting us for dinner at the Kamuela Provision Company.  It is clear that the resort does not have the kind of night life that college seniors enjoy - but everything is new and unique so that makes up for it.

21 Nov. Sunday - What a treat to meet Dale's delightful wife, Sherry! We hiked the Makiki Valley Loop Trail with a guide, sometimes in mud, sometimes with bugs, and always straight up! Cynthia is pointing, "You are Here!"

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Monday, November 15, 2010

November Thanks N' Giving N' Going

19 Nov., Fri:  Jet lag abounds.  Yet, we awaken before dawn and jog on over to the Hyatt to eat Dale's delicious omelets before starting computer work or another Sudoku and off we go for lunch at Duke's on the beach.  Today was a marvelous sunny day with gorgeous blues from ocean to sky.  The brilliant reds, golds, and oranges in the sunset were awesome to behold.

18 Nov.  Thurs.  Awoke at 4:30 AM but waited a decent time to hoof down to the Hyatt for one of Dale
s famous omelets; we were surprised to see him looking so skinny!   The photo is the sunset taken last night from the beach.

17 November Wednesday:  The trip to Honolulu was terrific... especially considering the tickets cost ten dollars apiece for Business First RT thanks to Continental One Pass mileage.  Dont' try the shuttles from the airport.  We tried; one showed up (cab) with our name but took someone else who may have made a better offer.  We waited and waited and finally called a cab to the tune of $42.00.  Our hotel, the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio is reward travel ... NO cost ... plus they upgraded us at no charge to a great room with an ocean view.   We had dinner with Paul G. at the Tiki Lounge overlooking the marvelous beach on Waikikki with Diamond Head in view to the side of us. 
15 November Monday:  We have perpetual vistas.  The sunrise from the east (above) and the sunrise in the west are simply marvelous when we don't have clouds or fog.  The lake view is magnificent rain or shine. Our November days are dwindling down to a precious few before we leave for Hawaii  Wednesday morning.  EARLY!   During our time at the lake house, Cynthia turns into a contractor.  Ron is editing and perfecting the Mailing List for YOU KNOW WHAT!   Ron cooks egg white omelets. Is that amazing or what????  She says they are the best she has eaten.  So what more could one want?  We walk to the Caddy Shack for dinner every evening and onto the Fitness Center (about three miles RT).  We enjoyed a visit from Bill and Merry S. Sunday and a visit from Jay A.(a good friend of Cynthia's on Saturday. 

Sunrise at Lake House