Hale ~ ‘Home’ in Hawaiian
It had taken six hours to travel from Seattle to this island state in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
|Ko Olina on O'ahu's western shore from the airplane|
This is the 10th year we’ve journeyed to Hawaii in January for a month of tropical living. What makes this year’s trip different is that this is the only 'home' we have left in the United States.
|Our Stone House on the Hill, far right small gray stone home in this photo|
|The journey between homes is a long one|
|Norwegian Airlines flies Boeing 787 'Dreamliners' to Seattle from Gatwick|
Even though we knew it was popular, we were surprised at how large its presence is at Gatwick.
|Norwegian Airline counter at Gatwick|
|The Lounge at Gatwick|
Premium Economy offers large reclining seats, with food and beverage service provided as part of the ticket price. We also had access to the Business Class lounge at the airport. Our cost was about $1,300 per ticket – several hundred less than the price of Premium Economy tickets on British Air and we had no extra charge for seats (British Air charges for advance seat selection).
|Two seat side, bulk head - perfect!|
|A Mimosa or a Buck's Fizz by any name, is tasty|
|Dinner was served|
|Lights and windows dimmed|
We set off for The Land of Nod and hours later awakened to the second round of food – this one a cold plate was just as tasty had the first had been.
|Second meal service as tasty as the first|
|Menu choices included food and drink|
That’s it from our Pacific Paradise this week. Welcome to our new readers this week (thanks for getting in touch with us and letting us know how you came across TravelnWrite!). And thanks to all of you for the time you spend with us.
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