Waikiki Backpackers Penthouse
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Chuck, you are a prince !! Our flight left on time and Tanya got upgraded to first class and left me and boys back in economy though the nice ( yes nice) gate agent did put me in Economy Plus which was a good thing. Very uneventful flight to Los Angeles.
We met up with Kiley at the gate and hung out for the hour till our next flight till JFK.
Tanya did not get upgraded so she in the back of the bus with the rest of us.
We arrived at JFK ...
... get back there. Parking is for the birds around these parts so I continued to forge ahead with my piggies.
When I arrived I was anxious to be a part of the action. The bay itself is the most pristine sapphire shades of blue and to the left of it is a large rock formation where one can take the plunge from about 30 feet high. Are you wondering whether I took the plunge? Is the Pope Catholic? Is a smurf's butt blue? Of course I did!!! Don't get me wrong I ...
... to the pool down the street from our hotel. A few friends and I laid out all afternoon getting our fill of sun and attempting to even out our camp A uniform tan lines (turns out knee length shorts and calf high sock tans do not look cute. Bummer.) That night a few of my friends and I were bound and determined to get off base for the night and decided to try out Waikiki nightlife for the first time. It was fun, but Waikiki is pretty sketchy at night. The bar we went to was ...
... of the pacific in punch bowl crater. Next we had Malsadas at Leonard's baker, Hawaiian fabrics at a quilt store, the Iolani Palace, State Capitol building, and the Bishop Musem. The Bishop Museum is billed as Hawaii's answer to the Smithsonian. It didn't disappoint. We all had a great time. We finished the day in the LARGE outdoor mall near our hotel. Early to bed so we can try the USS Arizona again tomorrow before we board the plane for ...
... the airport bright and early by 6:20 for my first flight. The way the Des Moines airport is set up just asks for super sad, dramatic goodbyes. You stand there with whoever is sending you off then have to ride up the world's slowest escalator until you finally can't see your family and have to go check in your bags. It could seriously be off a movie or something. Anyway, after saying my goodbyes (which were actually not that dramatic, thank you very much), ...