Category Archives: Travel and Lodging

Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 4 and our Return

Day 4 of our little San Francisco adventure came entirely too quickly. The four of us went to breakfast at Lori’s Diner for the last time for this trip with plans to head to the San Francisco International afterwards. A … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 3

We sat down for breakfast at Lori’s Diner at 9:00 for sustenance and then headed over to Crate & Barrel so Lynn and I could do some shopping for things we can’t find on the island before heading back to … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 2

The evening before we had decided to go to Lori’s Dinner for breakfast which was on the opposite corner from out hotel at Powell and Sutter. This became a daily event for us at 9:00 AM each morning and I … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: San Francisco Day 1

After years of traveling to the Bay Area pretty much weekly I don’t know why I didn’t remember that it is always better to fly into San Jose or Oakland than to SFO. But I didn’t and that is where … Continue reading

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Off Da Rock: SLC Days 1 & 2

Last Thursday we boarded a red-eye bound for LAX and then SLC to attend and participate in our little girls wedding. I can’t really sleep upright in those little coach seats so I barely remember arriving at LAX around 6:00 … Continue reading

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The Boys Volcano House Adventure

A little over a week ago I got an email from Aqua Hotels and Resorts letting me know that Volcano House would be opening on Friday, March 22nd, or at least partially opening. I checked my calendar and then asked … Continue reading

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An Excuse to get off the Rock and Spend Time in a Great City

Ashley is getting married in May so it looks like the boys are headed to the mainland in a few months. Lynn travels back for work almost quarterly but I have not been on the mainland for several years now! … Continue reading

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Wait, That Ain’t Superman!

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a rapidly falling pane of glass from a high-rise building AHHHHHH! So who here thinks that jalousie windows in a high-rise central city building are a good idea… … Continue reading

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Nom nom nom nom nom….

I was reading the Hawaiian Airlines inflight magazine (it’s pretty good actually) and there was an ad on the back cover for TS Restaurant Group. We are no strangers to TS but I didn’t realize just how familiar with them … Continue reading

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Sometimes you Gotta Vacay on a Budget

Oh how the boys have fallen! LOL. I mentioned that our trip to Waikiki for Thanksgiving week was a vacay on a budget. Sure we flew first class there and back but that was  just a weird fluke. Besides, we … Continue reading

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Vacay Good. Reality Bad.

Ah vacations… Most mornings when leaving our Waikiki Hotel the first thing we were faced with was the Ala Wai Canal and a decision about what direction to go. Other mornings we just headed straight to Waikiki Beach, via Starbucks … Continue reading

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The Boys Thanksgiving Visit to Diamond Head

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One week from today!

Please join me for the dance of joy! By this time next Monday we will be airborne and en route to Honolulu. We’re excited to get off the big rock and spend some time on the crowded rock and enjoy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Waikiki

We’ve been looking at getting off the rock and spending time in a city for a while now. We looked at some mainland options in California and also Las Vegas and these would have been cool because we could have … Continue reading

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Many Firsts for an old Familiar Destination

I have been to the Island of Maui dozens of times over the past 20+ years or so… we won’t get into the specific number of years as it is not important to the story and would just age me … Continue reading

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