Hello! We’ve made it to Honolulu, safe and sound and I’m currently sipping a Kona Coffee in my room, getting ready for my 830am breakfast meeting and hotel inspection and listening to Mark snoring away as he get’s to sleep in this morning – lucky him 🙂
Yesterday, we left Saskatoon around 940am and despite a delay due to snow in Calgary, Air Canada had us in Honolulu right on time at 6:15pm local time. It was a lovely evening in Honolulu, 28 degrees with a light breeze. Our group (of about 42), checked into the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. I couldn’t see much of the grounds as it was dark, but the staff was friendly and our room is nice and newly redone. It’s a lot of dark woods and modern design. We have a corner room, so two balconies – one overlooking the beach and ocean and the other looking at the new Trump Towers, accross the street. We can hear a little bit of noise from the street, but we’re on the 14th floor, so it’s not bad at all.
After checking in, we met up with the group for a cocktail and some appetizers and got reaquainted with some people that we have’t seen for a while, then we walked to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville for a dinner that was nicely sponsored by one of our suppliers. By this time, it was almost 9pm local (1 am at home) and it was, truthfully, feeling more like bed time than dinner time. However, the food was good and there was a band playing. We made it till about 11pm, then it was definitely time for bed.
As we had walked to the restaurant as a group, I had paid absolutely no attention to where we were going. If I had been left to get home I my own, I would still be out there, wandering around! Thankfully, Mark has better observation skills and let several of us safely back to the hotel.
After our meeting this morning, it will be a free day for everyone to catch up on sleep, take in a bit of Honolulu and visit around the pool 🙂 We are thinking of doing a sunset dinner cruise this evening. It looks like it rained overnight, but the forcast for today and tomorrow looks good – mainly sun!
Tomorrow we have a VERY early start – around 6am pickup at the hotel for our tour of the Pearl Harbour sites.