Sunday, February 1, 2015

The 40th Anniversary Trip, Part IV - Hawaii (Honolulu and Maui)

I have decided that this will be my last extensive write up on our Hawaiian vacation.  After all, how much do people REALLY want to hear about somebody else's vacation?  So, here are just some assorted thoughts and tales about our visit to the Aloha State.


Hawaii really is a beautiful place. Mountains and flowers and scenic views of the ocean.  Best view of all may have been the one from our hotel room in Maui.


Honolulu was crazy.  It's a big city, lots of people, lots of noise, crowded.  Of course, in Honolulu, we got to visit Pearl Harbor, which I wrote about earlier, and it was the highlight of the trip.  

We also took a "Sunset Cocktail Cruise" on a catamaran off of Waikiki Beach that was really a lot of fun.

Piloted by these guys...

And upon which I met a wonderful Hawaiian friend...


Maui, on the other hand, was much more relaxing.  We really enjoyed our days relaxing at poolside in our hotel...

We went whale watching...

and snorkeling...

And, of course, we went to a luau...


We really ate well.  Including the refreshing snack of shave ice...

and lots of other really great meals, the best of which was probably at this place...


Another highlight was meeting and talking a lot of interesting people from all over the place....Minnesota, South Dakota, Washington state, New York, Canada and Australia...I even ran into a woman I used to work with at Highmark!


Okay, I'm going to stop here.  We are happy to tell you anything you want to know about our trip, but at this point, I'm going to stop foisting it on you all, but just ask if you do want to hear more, and we'll do it, as they say, off line.  It's far away, expensive, and the trip home was grueling (13 and 1/2 hours on airplanes; we woke up on Tuesday morning in Hawaii and went to bed on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh), but it was well worth it.  

We couldn't think of a better thing we could have done to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.

Aloha and mahalo for listening.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your "travel log" ... I try to talk my wife into going to Hawaii but she says she is not interested .. opting for a Viking cruise of Germany. I look back on my Navy days in the Western Pacific with great fondness ... should have done more but can't put the eggs back in the shells. I now look forward to your posts on Bucco baseball ... we are going to Ft Myers on March 10th. Stay warm, enjoy the Super Bowl and thanks for the great posts about your trip.