Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 68 Honolulu, Hawaii

Today was a pretty darn good one…. I talked with a number of friends and family which was nice. I didn’t get to everyone but I still have two more days in Hawaii and Los Angeles. We arrived into Honolulu around 0800 this morning. The immigration went very smoothly… good job HAL crew! I left as soon as possible and headed for Waikiki. I got dropped off at the Hilton Village and walked through to the beach. I took time to check out their gardens, ponds and assorted wildlife. It’s a pretty neat place. It was a great day at the beach. The sun was hot and the water refreshing until…. I ripped open my toe on a jetty and bled like a stuck pig. I got some immediate assistance from a vendor I walked over to where we constructed a rudimentary bandage out of a paper towel and scotch tape. At least it kept most of the sand out. I went to a surf shop and got some band aids that improved the situation marginally (still bleeding) and finally walked down the beach to a hotel lifeguard who helped me out. It was a bit of a pain since I couldn’t go in the water anymore… Later in the afternoon we left the beach and went to Dukes for some Hula pie and a diet coke, try it sometime…. it’s huge and very delicious. I then took a stroll through the International Market Place before heading back to the ship. I took advantage of some wireless internet adjacent to the ship to update my computer…. Tomorrow we will be in Kona, Hawaii on the Big Island. It will be a pretty laid back Thanksgiving for me. Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Hope you have a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Your pictures sailing into Honolulu are so beautiful.

K said...

Oooh, sorry about the toe, hope it's better today. I'm so enjoying this venture with you...love the pics. Happy Thanksgiving. Karen

W3 said...

HI JEFF,

JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING...HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY.

I DO HOPE THAT YOUR TOE BOBO HASN'T CRAMPED YOUR STYLE, OR SLOWED YOU DOWN...

AND WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PICS OF HONOLULU...THAT WAS MY LAST PORT...I CAN JUST FEEL THE WARMTH OF THE SUN....(RAINY AND GETTING COLDER, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF A FEW WHITE FLAKES!!)

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW...DECEMBER THE 10th...IS THE 'MAGIC DATE'...YEA, IT'S THE MOVE IN DATE!!! woohoo

W3

Holly said...

Fantasic cloud pics - thank you very much!

Hope your injury doesn't cramp your style!