Hawaii – Day 1 of 15

About three years ago my mom told me that she wanted to send me and my wife to Hawaii for our 25th wedding anniversary.  At the time it seemed so far away and so much would happen in the ensuing three years that it did not really register.

A year ago, my mom had not forgotten and called to say she had to book the trip a year in advance to get the best accommodations and would I please pick a date and a couple islands!

OK that made it real, and for the following year it has been on my calendar.  Two weeks in Hawaii, flying first class both ways…does “Thank you Mom!” really begin to express it?

Perhaps not, but thank you Mom!

So if you want to see what a week in Oahu and a week in Maui can bring, keep an eye on the blog for the next couple weeks.

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Sunrise at National Airport

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The view from our lanai (porch)

We drove to our resort, the Marriott Ko Olina.  This is a bit removed from the overcrowding of Waikiki, on the beautiful and apparently constantly sunny Leeward Coast.  We got checked into our villa and a short time later were enjoying a pitcher of Longboard lager and a cheeseburger in Paradise!

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My own blue lagoon!
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Almost sunset, 1:00am eastern time!



  1. Wonderful post! I hope you can sample some of the local dishes and render some opinions as well but only if this is part of the pleasure of the trip :).

  2. I can’t wait to hear all about the trip!! We can compare notes from Kevin and I’s trip from this past January!! Have fun!!!

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