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Old 03-02-2013, 10:24 AM   #691
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How cool was that seal !!!! Great shots of him/her !!!I share your sadness in leaving , it was a beautiful resort !! One day, one day!!!!
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #692
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What an awesome last day! You did so much and how wonderful to end it with seeing the seal. It has the cutest expressions too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #693
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Wow! What an amazing adventure -- all of it. I haven't posted much (at all?) but I've really enjoyed following along. I really hope to visit Aulani someday... as you said, those points make it pretty easy! Now I just need more of them.

I've watched that show Hawaiian Life and it is very fun to dream about packing up my east coast life and heading out there.

So happy you guys finally saw a seal at the end and how adorable is he/she??? Glad to hear a vet visited and he/she was in good health... just lazing on the beach like the tourists!

I always enjoy your TRs but this one is bookmarked for Hawaii tips that hopefully I will be able to put to good use!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:14 AM   #694
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So sad that your trip is ending! But what a great bonus getting to see that seal!! So neat to see those pics!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #695
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I've seen that show in the listings, but haven't actually watched it. I'm pretty sure if I sold my house and put all of the money into one account I could buy a broom closet in Hawaii.

It would be pretty awesome, though. It's fun to dream!
It is fun to dream. The first one I saw was a pro-surfer, his wife, and their 4 kids- buying a house for over 1 million. I smacked Pods and said Why can't you be a better surfer! You had a lesson! Start rakin in the cash already!

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Great updates.

The last day is always bittersweet; so grateful to have had a such an amazing vacation but obviously sad to go. But you shouldn't be so sad, you vacation monthly girl if not more.

No complaints here- I just am not very good at saying goodbye- it's a skill I completely lack!

The seal is precious. I love that.

That seal was BEAUTIFUL, and I couldn't believe how lucky we were to see her/him!

Pods salad does look amazing. Your lunch looks HUGE. How much did you leave? It did look incredible and I would have stuffed myself silly for sure.

We did leave some- I wish I had known it was going to be like that, we would have just split it. But it was soooooo soooo yummy! Also very hard to say good bye to! HA!

That cupcake looks pretty damn worth every calorie as well. I love a good cupcake.
I had about 1 bite of that cupcake. And Pods said it was a good thing I didn't get it until the last minute- if I had had one the first day, we would have had one every day- it was THAT good- it had a pineapple filling. YUM. They devoured it- it just kind of was there one second, and eveaporated the next.

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OMG Ellen - what a GREAT SHOT!!! Love it.
I must have been channeling you!

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How cool that Goofy visited you guys in the hot tub! I love the monk seal shots, which direction is that beach, left or right from Aulani?

It was (if you are facing the ocean) to the right, down the little path after the grass at the Marriott.

I still remember this shot I took on our last few minutes.
Nice! Where was that?

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caught up and yet all i remember is the food.. YUM! LOL so glad you were able to pack it all in right up intill the last moments! I love that they have an area to shower and wait so that if youve already checked out of your room your still able to be active then clean up before your long flight back
That really is a wonderful convenience, that room- especially because most people are not leaving Hawaii early in the day- a night time flight is more common.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:53 AM   #696
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How cool was that seal !!!! Great shots of him/her !!!I share your sadness in leaving , it was a beautiful resort !! One day, one day!!!!
It is sooo worth the trip, Rosie! But you have something just as amazing coming up- the Dream cruise! I am SO excited for you!!!!

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What an awesome last day! You did so much and how wonderful to end it with seeing the seal. It has the cutest expressions too.
That seal was the best icing on the best cake EVER.

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Wow! What an amazing adventure -- all of it. I haven't posted much (at all?) but I've really enjoyed following along. I really hope to visit Aulani someday... as you said, those points make it pretty easy! Now I just need more of them.

Yea-the points make it very hard NOT to go- I love our DVC!

I've watched that show Hawaiian Life and it is very fun to dream about packing up my east coast life and heading out there.

Really! Like we were saying before, it IS so fun to dream....

So happy you guys finally saw a seal at the end and how adorable is he/she??? Glad to hear a vet visited and he/she was in good health... just lazing on the beach like the tourists!

I always enjoy your TRs but this one is bookmarked for Hawaii tips that hopefully I will be able to put to good use!
Thank you! I feel honored to be bookmarked!

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So sad that your trip is ending! But what a great bonus getting to see that seal!! So neat to see those pics!
And so, so neat to see that seal in person!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:33 AM   #697
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The other day at work there were leftover almond croissants in the cafeteria and I kept thinking about you and your TR!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:02 PM   #699
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I can't believe I read the end of your TR and didn't comment!

You had a wonderful trip and I was so glad to share in it with you! I can't wait until your next one and to hear all about that and meet you too!
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Read it all, and tortured myself with every single video. WHAT AN AMAZING VACATION!!!!! I will be bookmarking this baby for notes when it's my turn.

And I'm very excited for you about the baseball tickets, that will be a fun surprise for Timmy! I hope our paths do cross in a couple weeks!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #701
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The other day at work there were leftover almond croissants in the cafeteria and I kept thinking about you and your TR!
That's so funny! I wish you could have made one of them magically appear in front of me- YUM!

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Oh that seal! I'd have been running down the beach too. What a wonderful, last magical moment.
It sure was-

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I can't believe I read the end of your TR and didn't comment!

You had a wonderful trip and I was so glad to share in it with you! I can't wait until your next one and to hear all about that and meet you too!
I can't wait to meet you, too! But I'm not quite done with this one yet- still have another post or 2 to go....

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Read it all, and tortured myself with every single video. WHAT AN AMAZING VACATION!!!!! I will be bookmarking this baby for notes when it's my turn.

And I'm very excited for you about the baseball tickets, that will be a fun surprise for Timmy! I hope our paths do cross in a couple weeks!
I bet you will have an even BETTER time than we did because Henry will ADORE the Auntie's.

I am going to do my BEST to meet you next week, Brook! Fingers crossed!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:18 PM   #702
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I feel like I just relived our November trip to Aulani with you and your pictures. When we got home my DIL asked why we spent so much time at the resort since it was our 1st time in Hawaii, and I said "You would have to see it to understand - the pictures just do not do the resort justice". We did get out to see the rest of the island, but I was so happy just chilllin' at the resort. Can't wait to go back. Points are not our problem (we have 600 per year), but the airline cost!! Wow. DH has to travel Business/First class due to having had leg bypass surgery and we used FF points to do it this time. It will take a while to build them up again. I will go back!!! Our view was similar. We had a 1 bedroom on the 15th floor - spectacular sunsets.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #703
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I feel like I just relived our November trip to Aulani with you and your pictures. When we got home my DIL asked why we spent so much time at the resort since it was our 1st time in Hawaii, and I said "You would have to see it to understand - the pictures just do not do the resort justice". We did get out to see the rest of the island, but I was so happy just chilllin' at the resort. Can't wait to go back. Points are not our problem (we have 600 per year), but the airline cost!! Wow. DH has to travel Business/First class due to having had leg bypass surgery and we used FF points to do it this time. It will take a while to build them up again. I will go back!!! Our view was similar. We had a 1 bedroom on the 15th floor - spectacular sunsets.
I'm so glad you enjoyed my pics! I hear ya on the mileage points- it was the only way the four of us could go. And for first class? MEGA cha-ching! We are saving the miles now for either Hawaii or Europe...unless we can't get a decent airfare to Orlando for our NYE cruise- but I'll take 2 planes if it means saving some $$$ for that-

15th Floor must have been EXTRA gorgeous!
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Just have to say......

SINGLE DIGITS, BABY!!!!!!!!
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