Category: Travels and Adventures

Places I've gone, people I've seen, things I've done.


Vacation time again … This time to the pacific northwest … Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula. We spent the first night in the holiday Inn near the airport … We were going to get in a little late and didn’t want to mess with getting the car an finding parking. Just as well too, ad …

Continue reading

Bad Travel Karma

It seems that I’ve got really bad travel karma (see Mauipocolypse and Mauipocolypse 2.0) . I’m currently sitting at the gate in Orlando airport because my original flight (scheduled for 7:15am) was canceled due to weather in Chicago.   The worst part was the fact I had to wake up at 3:30am for the airport …

Continue reading

Mauipocolypse 2.0

Ha! I’ll bet you thought the Mauipocolypse odyssey was over? Not by a long shot! I’m sure you all heard about the tsunami that hit Hawaii. Well, this threw the entire air traffic transportation system for a loop … at least in relation to travel to & from the islands.

Continue reading


Well this is a fine capper for the vacation … at 6am this morning we were woken up to the sound of the Tsunami alert siren. The earth quake in Chile caused a tsunami wave that’s going to hit the Hawiian islands. Current estimates are that a 6′ to 8′ wave will be here around …

Continue reading


No trip to Hawaii would be complete without a Luau … and this trip is no different. Ginny and I went to see the Wailea Marriott’s Luau titled Honua’ula. We’ve been to a number of luau’s in the past … some good, some not so good. We’ve actually been to this Luau in the past …

Continue reading

Slack Key Guitar

We went to see the Slack Key Guitar concert again … this is a very enjoyable concert series that we’ve been attending for a number of years. This concert featured ‘Uncle’ Richard Hoopii, who is a a leo kiekie (falsetto) singer.

Continue reading

So Much Time, So Little To Do

OK, yeah, so I rubbed it in a little when tweeting with my friend Liza the other day. But it’s really true … Ginny and I have few specific plans … and a lot of time. We’ve spent a lot of time relaxing, snorkeling, relaxing, driving, relaxing, etc.

Continue reading

It was worth it!

The arduous journey to Maui was worth it! The sun is shining, the air is warm & smells of tuberous … I’m slathered with sunscreen … and there’s sand in my shoes. In a word: Paradise.

Continue reading


Off we go on another adventure. Well, ‘adventure’ is a strong word … as we’re going back to Maui … an island we’ve been to a number of times. None the less … a much needed, and well deserved, vacation. Unfortunately, the trip didn’t start out that well … a series of very bad airline …

Continue reading

Big Island

Second half of the vacation is done … this time it was to the “Big Island” of Hawaii (which is named Hawaii, just to confuse us). We did get some snorkeling in … but not as much as we would have liked to. Did a bit of exploring, no geocaching, and very little hiking. The …

Continue reading

Load more