aloha everyone, so happy to finally be here. Here goes nothing. Started our trip with a limo ride from Surrey BC to Vancouver International Airport. Not the greatest limo, but I would have gone in a donkey cart to get here!
Breezed through customs, except for the fact they thought I might be a terrorist. I went through the body scan, and my bags were tested for explosives! I find this weird as my husband is the more intimidating one, being 6'5", plus his birthday is Sept 11. Guess us redheads really have a reputation. lol
Chilled at the airport for a few hours, had some lunch and coffees. The time actually went pretty fast. Flew out with Air Canada, just glad the pilots showed up. Smooth flight most of the way.
We were met at the airport by Stanley of ABC limos. Greeted with lei, and macnut chocolates, as well as cold drinks. The weather was perfect, not too hot. We landed just before sundown, so we got to see Pearl Harbor. Stanley was quiet, but a very good driver.
We made it to the Holiday Inn five minutes after our reservation at Duke's, so I ran across the street to tell them we still wanted our reservations, while the other three checked in. Everyone was so nice to us, taking our bags to the room, thanks Travis or maybe it was Trevor, well anyway he knows who he is. The front desk girl was very nice and had us squared away in no time.
We quickly changed, and made our way over to Dukes for dinner and drinks. The hostess gave us a beeper, and told us we could wait in the bar, but I didn't even get half way there before the beeper went off. Told her I was glad I didn't have it in my lap at the time, no I did not just say that did I?
The food was exceptional, Huli Huli Chicken and ribs, and the salad bar. Wonderful choices. We ordered VOG, packed a punch, Tropical Itch, yummy on that one, and I ordered a lava flow. Let's just say yum and leave it at that.
After dinner, we walked along Waikiki Beach to the Sheraton, and cut through their lobby, then made our way back to our hotel along Kalakaua.
A very full day, but perfect.
More to come.