Hawaii '11 Adventure
In the early morning of April 30, 2011, Lois and I boarded a United Airlines flight in Toronto, Ontario, bound for San Francisco, California. There we changed planes for the second leg of our journey and by 8:30 p.m. EDT that night, (2:30 p.m. local time) we were settling into our hotel room at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, just off Waikiki Beach, in Honolulu, Hawaii. We were 4,650 miles from Toronto - nearly 12 hours flying time - and a world away from home. It was the first of 16 days in the islands, and the start of what would be a terrific experience and a memorable holiday. Not only were we about to see Honolulu, historic Pearl Harbor, and the island of Oahu, we would also soon be taking a 7-day, 4-island cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. It would be our first experience on a cruise ship, and it would be spectacular.
All of that, of course, was long before any thought was given to setting up a blog of our travel experiences. I would be remiss now, however, were I to neglect to include a brief recounting of our Hawaiian experences here. I hope that you will agree and enjoy what follows.
Please note: Since our Hawaii trip and cruise was something that we did nearly 3 years ago, I will backdate the posts that I make about Hawaii to 2011. Doing so will put things in the proper chronology, and I trust, not make them too difficult for you to find. Clicking here, or on the Hawaii 11 Labels link near the top left of this page should get you to any journal entries about the trip I make. Related photos and video will be added to the Photo Gallery for your viewing pleasure. To see them follow the links in the related posts, or click on the Photos link to the top right of this page.
Happy reading and enjoy the islands!