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Honolulu to Laie

An easy day

semi-overcast 25 °C

I guess we slept okay. The noise from the airport or freeway was muted by the solid windows and the very loud fridge. White noise is good right? We did get an early wake up call thanks to the last guest who left the alarm clock on and set for and early start. Oh well.

We had a breakfast in the hotel cafe. Fruit salad and it was sooooo good. The fruit had so much flavour. We walked down the block to pick up our rental car. A great deal from hot wire. We could have got a convertible for.....$200 more and I must say I was tempted, but that covered our groceries and beverages for the week. Then it hit me....my pizza was back at the hotel in our fridge....no..no..no. We circled the block, smiled at Mena at the desk and she let me go up and get it, she understood, after all it was the Big Kahunas.

Now to find our way to the Punch Bowl with no map. Out comes my iPad and using google maps we are able to make our way there. It is a pretty impressive memorial/cemetery for US Military. The view is amazing from Diamond head behind the city to the southeast and up past the airport.

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Roger wants to go to Bishops museum so we find it's general direction and again using google maps we find our way there. Perhaps not the fastest route....but we get there. We arrive and discover it is much more expansive than we thought. We okay our admission and head to the first building that has just opened. We are invited to a guided tour....the guide must have been in his late 80s. He knew his history, but he was very sllloooowwwww and kept losing simple words. This building focused on non Hawaiian culture. He lead us across to the original building which was absolutely beautiful. There another guide took over who was quick and so excited about the Hawaiian culture.

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From there, and this was the best part, it was time for a story. A young man told a story about three brothers. One who was nice and normal and two who could become birds. This man told the story with such flair and drama you could see each character as he became them.

It was a not so quick trip to the grocery store where I made Roger buy local stuff instead of brands we get at home. Yummy, yummy I hope. And away we went.

It us about an hour to our place, but....using google maps I get us there....okay Roger did a nice job driving as well. The place is rather rusty and dusty....but oh what a location. We are sitting here now, Roger in the hot tub watching the stars and me, all dried off catching up on my notes. I can see a few lights across the bay to my left and nothing to the right. The houses on both sides are dark and empty. I can hear the waves, and maybe a plane coming in or maybe not.

We polish off the day by trying to watch Blue Hawaii. After I fall asleep for the third time we call it a night.

Posted by Mari Anne 19:16 Archived in USA Tagged rental museum house oahu bishops bowl punch

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