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Day 30 - Thursday 28th May 2015

Aloha!

sunny 27 °C

5am wake up call, so less than 4 hours sleep for us. We had a morning flight out of Seattle to Hawaii but first we packed the car and drove up the road to return the rental car. We then jumped on the shuttle that took took us to the airport. We checked in our baggage then queued for a while to get through security. We then had to catch a train to get us the the stand alone terminal where we ate a quick breakfast and boarded the plane. The flight was just over 6 hours, so I decided to pay for a move and watched "Dumb and Dumber Too". Got a lot of chuckles even though the gags were corny.

We landed at Honolulu just before midday but were stuck on the plane as we'd arrived early and the driver to get the exit staircase to attach to the plane wasn't there yet! Anyhow once we exited and stepped into the terminal we were greeted by a rep from the company that was taking us to our hotel. We were both given a lei of fresh flowers and we headed to claim our bags.

The bus trip to our hotel took a while, firstly as we had to wait for more passengers to arrive, then the bus makes several drops along the way dropping off passengers at other hotels. We finally got to our hotel just after 2pm, and sad to say the room was tiny and bed only a double. Not that we expect luxury but at least hoped for a little space especially as now we had four suitcases with us from all the travelling.

We were tired given we'd had little sleep the previous night although both managed quick snoozes on the plane. We had gained three hours time difference because of the flight so really our stomachs were hungry as it was after 5pm Seattle time. We quickly changed into summer clothes and walked down the Main Street of Waikiki.

On the bus trip to our hotel I saw a Cheesecake Factory restaurant on the strip and as Vicky had never eaten there before we decided to eat there. I ordered a burrito which was giant! I was hungry though and so was able to devour it successfully. This chain of restaurants is known for its cheesecakes so we had to try some but we were so full after dinner we chose to take 2 pieces back to the hotel with us for later.

Though we were tired we were so full from dinner we thought we'd watch a movie before bed. Our hotel has a dvd rental machine in the machine we could choose a movie and watch it in our room as it had a PlayStation 3 console. We picked "American Sniper" to watch, it was very good and no wonder it won awards. We quickly crashed after that, it was only 9pm but sleep was overdue by then.

Posted by Ace from Oz 21:16 Archived in USA Tagged hawaii waikiki

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