Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Vacation in Paradise ... Day 5, Day 6, Day 7

Day 5 was another awesomely beautiful day. The only thing we had planned was to spend the day by the pool. We had a great set up. There were several of us in a row and our chairs were facing the ocean. The best thing was, the spinner dolphins were back in the bay and we watched them all day. They looked like they were having the best time jumping, spinning, splashing. It looked like they were on vacation also! I don't have a picture yet for this blog post; but I will be getting some of the pictures soon (I hope) from a friend that didn't leave their camera battery at home!

Day 6 - how sad. Our last day of relaxation. We made the best of it, once again by the pool. Unfortunately, no dolphins on day 6.That evening was the going away Luau. It was a lot of fun. There were traditional Luau foods: smoked pork, poi, kimchee, fish, etc. I did not try the poi. I know, I was in Hawaii and should try their traditional food. However, it looked like purple paste and I just couldn't do it. The pork and short ribs were very good.

Day 7 - the saddest of them all. We have to leave. It was a day of hurry up and wait. We had to be ready to go by 10:00 for the shuttle to the airport. Then we had to wait for an hour for the plane to leave. When we got to Honolulu, we waited for three hours in the airport for our flight to the mainland. Once we boarded, a sensor wouldn't show that the door was sealed - another 2 1/2 hours sitting on the plane. We missed our connecting flight (by this time it was Day 8), and were put on another flight. That flight was an hour late and then we ended up in the very back of the plane where it was very loud! 

Somehow, all that relaxation just disappeared on Day 7 and 8 waiting for flights. Do you think it was worth it? I believe it was. Lots of fond memories, good friends, awesome scenery. Would I do it all again? In a heartbeat!

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