|Above, a vintage Hawaii poster by Pan Am.|
In three more days, we'll be off for a Spring vacation to Hawaii. That's another thing I'll be scratching off from my bucket list.
I have begun packing The Monolith (that's what I call the big suitcase that stands in my hallway like the monoliths in 2001: A Space Odyssey). I swore that I am going to pack light, but it seems that I am bringing everything but the kitchen sink. I took out a few things from The Beast for the trip.
While in Honolulu, I am meeting up with my cousin Vince Vaquer. It has been decades since I last saw him. I spoke with him a few days ago (he sounded great) and he lives near Pearl Harbor (which we will be visiting while in Honolulu). I'll be hanging with him while the girls have their "girls night" out. Denise and I will have our "date night" on the last evening we're in Hawaii. We'll be going on a sunset dinner cruise.
|Above, except for the gal in the white costume, this is the Hawaii-bound group.|
Joining Denise, Aiden and me will be Denise's best friend Jackie. She is an insurance broker, so we have something somewhat in common. We get along pretty well.
We got an excellent deal for the trip from the Automobile Club of Southern California. The price included all flights (even the inter-island ones) and hotel rooms. It was a lot cheaper than if I were to put together everything myself.
While in Honolulu, we'll be at a resort hotel on Waikiki Beach for a few days. Then we'll head over to "The Big Island" for a few more in the Waikoloa/Kona area. One of the things I am particularly looking forward to is seeing the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park by helicopter on the island of Hawaii. None of us have ever flown in a helicopter before, so this will be an interesting experience. Just hope the engine doesn't fail over the volcanoes or we'll end up like the two Rodans in 1957.
Denise and Jackie are going to try out parasailing while we're in Honolulu. I'll be on shore taking care of Aiden. Unfortunately, he is too young to go on the tow boat to watch. But all of us will be able to partake in a luau on our last night in Honolulu.
I'll be bringing along my back-up laptop, so I can upload photographs and provide you curious people on how things are going on this blog.