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Old 06-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #76
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I could do it. I just wouldn't be in a very good mood by the time I got there. It's kind of funny, I don't mind driving for several hours, I actually find that relaxing. It just seems like flying anywhere is stressful and exhausting. It isn't that I don't like to fly, I love it actually. I just don't handle the "commercial airline" experience and being folded up in a seat that is way too small very well at all.
I don't mind someone else driving for hours but me, I despise it. Actually if I never had to drive anywhere again, ever, I'd be content. On this trip definitely the pre-security part was the worst, and then the heat. On both flights I was pretty comfortable seat wise (YAY!) with no seat mate issues...I get the middle when it's just Jeff and I so he can have the aisle, I'm nice and generous like that. But for the most part, flying is a chore, plain and simple.

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That's surprising. They must have somehow missed it in the X-ray machine then?
I don't get it either but as it came in quite handy, I'm glad they did miss it!
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #77
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Found this the other day and thought I had posted then but I guess not.

Enjoying the TR so far, I love Hawaii, it is so pretty there, I have been once on a cruise and stayed a couple days after but that was in like 98 pr 99, hope to be able to get there again someday but DH is reluctant to fly that far, I'll have to work on him! LOL

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Old 06-05-2013, 08:42 PM   #78
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Ahoy there! I'm here!! I just finished your OKW/Vero/DCL/AKV tr and had to book it over here! I love your reports! Can't wait to read about your Hawaii adventures!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #79
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All caught up with the TR at least , I had to scip the chatter as I would take for evah!!! I was checked at security with a pair of scissors but the put them back in the carry on I was shocked !!! The price for your meal on the plane was soooo cheap !!!
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #80
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I am in - will read tomorrow nite -
looking forward to your TR !
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Joining in, but I will need to go back and read up. I can't wait to hear about this trip, but sleep does take precedence tonight!
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:16 AM   #82
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Found this the other day and thought I had posted then but I guess not.
I do that all the time!!

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Enjoying the TR so far, I love Hawaii, it is so pretty there, I have been once on a cruise and stayed a couple days after but that was in like 98 pr 99, hope to be able to get there again someday but DH is reluctant to fly that far, I'll have to work on him! LOL

Can't wait to hear more!
It is far, depending on where you are coming from, though it takes longer to get there on a cruise! Not so bad if you split up the trip and spend some time in CA on the way there or back. We are about as close as you can be and it's still a longer flight

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Ahoy there! I'm here!! I just finished your OKW/Vero/DCL/AKV tr and had to book it over here! I love your reports! Can't wait to read about your Hawaii adventures!
Mahalo and thank you for reading my summer TR, it was a fun trip. We had an amazing time in Hawaii, it is a lovely resort, they really did a wonderful job with it.

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Aloha Allison! sleep is NOT overrated that is for sure. Thanks for joining in, I got crazy behind on your last one but will try to do better. Very happy to have you here.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #83
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You always seem to have hectic journeys to the airport!

I thought our Alaska Airline flight was good last year. Great that you get a free drink.

Wish I was relaxing in Aulani right now.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #84
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What a beautiful first night! I wouldn't have minded the crummy Mai Tai, either. In fact, I had a lot of crummy ones on the island, and I really didn't care.
I'm wondering about the knife, too. I forgot to take my liquids out last trip! Jim says TSA has never been responsible for catching anyone - it is the fellow passengers or flight crew who pick up on things. So how safe do we all feel now?
I'm looking forward to your walk to the other coves - I didn't really get a feel for all of the grounds when I toured.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #85
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You always seem to have hectic journeys to the airport!
oh less hectic than usual if you ask me granted that's not saying muich

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I thought our Alaska Airline flight was good last year. Great that you get a free drink.
The free drink was lovely. I really do love Alaska, it is always my first choice.

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What a beautiful first night! I wouldn't have minded the crummy Mai Tai, either. In fact, I had a lot of crummy ones on the island, and I really didn't care.


Exactly! It was still lovely, just not lovely enough to spend the big bucks and have it again.

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I'm wondering about the knife, too. I forgot to take my liquids out last trip! Jim says TSA has never been responsible for catching anyone - it is the fellow passengers or flight crew who pick up on things. So how safe do we all feel now?
I lost a wine opener on the way to San Fran I think. I often forget on the liquids, I've never had those called out.

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I'm looking forward to your walk to the other coves - I didn't really get a feel for all of the grounds when I toured.
Well....we will see what we explored and what we didn't....
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #86
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:25 AM   #87
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In case you were wondering, I'm totes ready for an update.
Lol! Update pre-empted by dueling school events. Last concert of elementary school for Eric, middle school academic awards ceremony and science fair for Evan and high school choir concert for Kendall, of course all at exactly the same time! Cloning would have been handy.

Nice early birthday present for Evan who turns 14 in 40 minutes (aaack!)....though really it's more like 22 hours....with an honorable mention at the science fair. Kind if cool that it will be read at announcements tomorrow on his actual bday.

Even nicer for me that the effect of electromagnetic fields on mealworms is over! Lol!!!

I did start the update...may even get it up tomorrow. hope so as the weekend is ugly between scout camp, soccer tournament and my sisters graduation.

In other words, a normal weekend I'm sure much like yours!
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #88
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At 5 am I got up, I had a few work things to do so was getting up a little earlier than normal before heading in. Somehow in the process I managed to break the toilet. Went to flush, could tell the chain had come off, took the lid off, re-attached chain, went to flush again and BAM, the entire mechanism flipped up and locked up in the air. Great. Never had that happen before! I could not get it down/unlocked either. So I left it like that (well after I unhooked the chain and flushed manually lol).

Jeff had the day off anyway, right?
Why is it that little things like this happen just before a trip??? Good thing you had a repairman handy.

The under two hour flight to WDW is about all I can handle with my claustrophobic self. Sadly, I don't think I will ever be able to make the Hawaii trip because of the length of the flight.

Well...that and the money.

I think walking around Aulani would just be an amazing thing!
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Your meal on the plane looked delicious! Very impressive. The one time we flew to Hawaii was from Australia. I don't really remember the food though.

Can't wait to see pictures during daylight.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:53 AM   #90
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Aloha Cynthia! Sorry to be so late- June is an insane month around here! But today it is pouring rain, so Field Day was cancelled, and I have a little time to DIS-

First off, how cool you have so much family in Hawaii! I wish I did- I would find a reason to go to every birthday party, retirement party, and envelope opening.

I have always heard Alaska Airlines is the best- and WOW! It looks like it really is! I had one of those uber-sweet Trader Vic's mai tais on my flight too- but paid $8 for it, I believe.

Very glad you got to Aulani in 20 minutes- that is PERFECT!

Looks like you had a fantastic trip planned- I'm looking forward to reading about how all your hikes were, since the next time we go to oahu that will be more in our plan there (we did most of our hiking on Kauai this last visit). And hey! Thanks for the shout out!

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