Hawaii Day 1 – Arrival

So, on April 12th, we said good bye to Lily (who was staying home with daily visits from Carey, the pet-sitter – more on this at a later post), packed our bags, and lit out from one of the worst March/April I’ve ever experienced in this country to head to warmer climes: Hawaii!

It had been raining and at times flurrying (that’s snow!) for days prior to our departure, not to mention temperatures were below zero (in April in Southern Ohio!!!), so we were glad we’d scheduled this trip to Hawaii when we did. However it did take a long time to get there.

We flew out of Dayton, first to Atlanta (2-hour flight) and then from Atlanta to Honolulu (10-hour flight). Not as long as the flight home to Malaysia, but still, a very long way away. Plus the fact that we first flew east to Atlanta increased our flight time! Even worse, as soon as I got on the Atlanta-Honolulu flight, my nose started running and I was sneezing and blowing my nose for the ENTIRE 10 hours!! Something on that flight did not agree with me, and it was freezing cold! My nose cleared up almost immediately as soon as we landed in Honolulu and I got off the plane. Sheeeesh…

Anyway, we arrived in Honolulu at 8:40 PM local time (2:40 AM Eastern Time, 2:40 PM Malaysian Time). By the time we got our luggage and picked up our rental car, it was close to 10 PM local time. So we drove straight to the hotel.

Some pictures of our room:

[[image:hi01.jpg:Nice bed:center:0]]

[[image:hi05.jpg:The foyer:center:0]]

[[image:hi02.jpg:Flat screen TV:center:0]]

It was late. Vin and I took a moment to relax on the balcony, and then headed to bed. I took some night-time views from the balcony, but seriously, I don’t have the steadiest of hands so the pictures are a bit blurry. Here are 2 of the least blurry pics that I took:

[[image:hi03.jpg:Honolulu at night:center:0]]

[[image:hi04.jpg:Waikiki Beach:center:0]]

And since it is late here for me now, it’s time for bed! Tune in later for daytime pictures of Honolulu and Waikiki. Good night, y’all.

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