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Old 03-25-2013, 01:57 PM   #136
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:53 PM   #137
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I wish you'd hurry up with this trip report. I want to send it to my daughter-in-law before our trip to Hawaii in mid-April so she can review all your wonderful photos and the entertaining narrative and comments, but I'd like to send her the completed report. Can you please provide an estimated completion date so I will know whether she'll have time to read it before we leave for the islands?


(Just kidding, of course, but I am getting impatient waiting for the next installment. This is a great TR! And it's reinforcing everything I read in Oahu Revealed.)
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #138
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I was laughing so hard at your "bus" tour adventures. You are a fantastic writer and I always enjoy your trip reports.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #139
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That bus does look a little terrifying...glad everyone survived that journey!!

It must have been cool to see the sites from those movies! (Hey, we all know you were MEGA star-struck to be on one of the sets from Krippendorf's Tribe! )
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #140
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OK Carrie. I am caught all back up now that I am back home from DC. Too much travelling is getting in the way of my dising. Going to have to work on that (which my wallet will also appreciate)

As always the way your tell your stories is hilarious and I can see myself in the exact same situation. I would have had an envelope with the exact amount of cash needed plus a little extra and probably also would have forgot it. Places that don't take credit cards make me nervous. Scary how dependant on plastic I am.

I also had snorkeling issues at Discovery Cove. I am proud of you for doing it again with Patrick's help. The pictues are great and thanks for sharing. It is neat to see them in their natural habitat like that.

Glad you survived the bus of death.

Looking forward to more.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:56 PM   #141
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Great shots at Hanauma Bay! Cool that they let you in early and free, with a sunrise to boot! We got there almost that early but they made us stand there and wait for someone to show up and take our money and start the film about not touching the coral you can't help but bump into. Hey, at least you got some snorkel pics - I totally forgot to get the underwater disposable camera!

Beautiful pics at the Ranch! Loved your commentary. I am ashamed to admit I have watched Krippendorf's Tribe more than once! Not much to do in the booneystickers of Oregon, you know. The scenery across H-3 is A-mazing! So what did Nathensy (I'll Play) think of the tour? I'm sure Nate got alot of great shots, anyway.

The bus tour I took showed shots of the Ranch and mentioned that we would be having lunch at the Golf Course near there - I was picturing a beautiful, expansive patio overlooking the Valley - in reality, it was:
I think they filmed an episode of the Brady Bunch in there and never touched it again! I guess it is part of the Island charm - the surprise and delight!
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:10 PM   #142
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Yeah, if you're WWII buffs, definitely plan a whole day. Here's the vital info from the post without spoilers:
  • Buy your tickets for the Arizona Memorial tour online in advance (they're free but have a $1.50/ticket processing fee)
  • You have to check purses and bags before you enter the visitors center
  • Definitely get the audio tour
  • Arrive an hour before your tour so you can see the exhibits at the visitors center first and hear the tour audio that goes with them
  • You only get 15 minutes at the Memorial, so start playing your audio tour as soon as you get off the boat
This is great information! We want to go out to Hawaii to visit the memorial and to visit Honolulu. My granddad was there in Hawaii in the Navy when the U.S.S. Arizona was attacked. He never talked about it when I was growing up but talked to his family about it like his younger brother. Very cool!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:15 PM   #143
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Keep it up - I'm really learning a lot in case I ever manage to get to Hawaii from my east coast home.
I hope you make it! Maybe the trip would be more bearable if you broke it up with a stop at Disneyland!

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Alan Wong's - what can I say? You meal from start to finish looked amazing and I'm so happy you finally found a dessert that you liked!
If only Peanut Butter Chocolate [Fill In the Blank] were as popular as creme brulee or molten chocolate cake. I'd be set!

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Awesome pictures!!!
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I wish you'd hurry up with this trip report. I want to send it to my daughter-in-law before our trip to Hawaii in mid-April so she can review all your wonderful photos and the entertaining narrative and comments, but I'd like to send her the completed report. Can you please provide an estimated completion date so I will know whether she'll have time to read it before we leave for the islands?

(Just kidding, of course, but I am getting impatient waiting for the next installment. This is a great TR! And it's reinforcing everything I read in Oahu Revealed.)
The trouble is, it takes me about 6 hours to do each installment, so I can only manage one a week. Next week's should be the rest of Day 3, with our driving tour of the North Shore. After that it'll be a week or two of posts about our vow renewal, which will cover Laniwai Spa, 'AMA 'AMA and the Starlit Hui. But I won't get to our day spent at the pool and Makahiki Buffet til probably around the time you leave. But at least you'll have all my best tips for off-site activities before then (except for the Polynesian Cultural Center and Dole Plantation, which we did on our last day... dang!).


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I was laughing so hard at your "bus" tour adventures. You are a fantastic writer and I always enjoy your trip reports.
Hey, thanks!

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That bus does look a little terrifying...glad everyone survived that journey!!

It must have been cool to see the sites from those movies! (Hey, we all know you were MEGA star-struck to be on one of the sets from Krippendorf's Tribe! )
Srsly... I was looking for Richard Dreyfuss around every corner, but no luck....

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As always the way your tell your stories is hilarious and I can see myself in the exact same situation. I would have had an envelope with the exact amount of cash needed plus a little extra and probably also would have forgot it. Places that don't take credit cards make me nervous. Scary how dependant on plastic I am.
Me too! This is 2013! EVERY place should take plastic (I mean, at the very least... to compensate for the fact that we don't have flying cars yet!)


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I also had snorkeling issues at Discovery Cove. I am proud of you for doing it again with Patrick's help. The pictues are great and thanks for sharing. It is neat to see them in their natural habitat like that.
It's nice to hear it's not just me with the snorkeling issues. I thought maybe I was missing a basic human skill or something!

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Great shots at Hanauma Bay! Cool that they let you in early and free, with a sunrise to boot! We got there almost that early but they made us stand there and wait for someone to show up and take our money and start the film about not touching the coral you can't help but bump into.
Lame! I mean, um, good to be contributing financially to the upkeep of Hanauma Bay...


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Beautiful pics at the Ranch! Loved your commentary. I am ashamed to admit I have watched Krippendorf's Tribe more than once! Not much to do in the booneystickers of Oregon, you know. The scenery across H-3 is A-mazing! So what did Nathensy (I'll Play) think of the tour? I'm sure Nate got alot of great shots, anyway.
Ooh - now you've got me curious about the movie... Maybe Patrick and I should do a Kualoa Ranch Flops movie festival!

I *think* the Roots enjoyed themselves. They are always so polite, it's hard to tell. Our guide coulda smacked Nate across the face and he'd have been like, "Oh, OK. Well, thank you for your opinion!"

Also, loved your pic of the Island Charm!

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This is great information! We want to go out to Hawaii to visit the memorial and to visit Honolulu. My granddad was there in Hawaii in the Navy when the U.S.S. Arizona was attacked. He never talked about it when I was growing up but talked to his family about it like his younger brother. Very cool!
Oh wow, then the memorial will hold special significance for your family. I hope you get a chance to see it!
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #144
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Love the report

Carrie - I absolutely love this, and all of your other trip reports. I have lived vicariously through all of your adventures. Cannot wait to read more!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #145
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Well this helps......in 5 years we will be doing our 30th in Hawaii!!!!

And as always, you are most informative, beautiful, and helpful!!!

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #146
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The trouble is, it takes me about 6 hours to do each installment, so I can only manage one a week. Next week's should be the rest of Day 3, with our driving tour of the North Shore. After that it'll be a week or two of posts about our vow renewal, which will cover Laniwai Spa, 'AMA 'AMA and the Starlit Hui. But I won't get to our day spent at the pool and Makahiki Buffet til probably around the time you leave. But at least you'll have all my best tips for off-site activities before then (except for the Polynesian Cultural Center and Dole Plantation, which we did on our last day... dang!).
Okay. Guess I'll settle for the North Shore tour, because I'm SURE you stopped for a shrimp truck meal, shave ice, and all the other North Shore traditions, and I'm looking forward to your comments about them. Sorry I'll miss the Poly Cultural Center and other parts of your trip report, but will catch up when we return.
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Ooh - now you've got me curious about the movie... Maybe Patrick and I should do a Kualoa Ranch Flops movie festival!

I *think* the Roots enjoyed themselves. They are always so polite, it's hard to tell. Our guide coulda smacked Nate across the face and he'd have been like, "Oh, OK. Well, thank you for your opinion!"

Also, loved your pic of the Island Charm!
That would be an fitting festival - maybe they could host it at my charming golf resort find!

Oh "polite ones" There are some people who are so nice, they make me feel like I am somehow rude, but I don't know how to correct it.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:21 PM   #148
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Okay. Guess I'll settle for the North Shore tour, because I'm SURE you stopped for a shrimp truck meal, shave ice, and all the other North Shore traditions, and I'm looking forward to your comments about them.
Yes! I'm beginning to feel like everyone reads the same guidebooks—even Sunset magazine recently had an article about the tour we did!

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:52 AM   #149
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Carrie you said earlier that you guys have changed cameras because Patrick's old one gave up the ghost. Can I ask what exactly it did? I ask because Patrick and I were camera twins and I mine has been acting up too. I wanted to check and see if there are symptoms I should be looking for in my own camera. I'm not sure if it would be worth it to send to it in to get looked at our just replace it.
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Yes! The lens stopped retracting. It gave this error code on the screen and then I couldn't get it to retract. The first time it happened, we went through this huge rigamarole sending it in to Sony's repair facility in Texas to get it fixed. It took almost 2 months and cost something like $130. After we got it back, it worked for another 3.5 months and then did the same thing. I called the repair center again and they said they only warrantied their repairs for 90 days and that we'd have to pay the full amount for a second repair. We found a local camera shop that would do it for $110, but at that point we would have paid more than half the price of the camera just to repair it, and we wondered how often we were going to have to have this repair made. So we just bought a new camera.
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