Saturday, January 23, 2010

A toast to the tropics. . .

There is something about a glass of wine at sunset in the tropics that can't be matched anywhere else on earth. We toasted our arrival at the Outrigger Canoe Club, a Honolulu institution since its founding in 1908.

Palm trees swayed, the sky moved from its cloudless blue to gold and pinks as we ended our first day on the island. Temperatures have been in the low- to mid-80's with a 'cold spell' expected to drop them into the high 70's today and this evening (I know, none of you mainlanders have any sympathy for suffering through such temperature drops here).

Our room at the Hilton provides a sweeping view from Diamond Head out over Kuhio Beach. We had wondered what a $99 rate would get us: 31st floor, six from the top and our deck provides the best deck dining venue in town. More on that next blog.

For those armchair travelers out there who want to envision yourself here, I suggest you try
KINE FM turn up your computer's sound, stand up and do a little hula.


  1. Howdy from Mazama. . .you are correct to assume you will not get much sympathy from those of us back here on the sunny, but cold mainland. Today it was 32. . .actually warm for this time of year here in the Methow.

    Hope you are having a grand time and I will be checking every few days to see what you have been up to. LOVE the photos. . .sigh. . . . . . .


  2. Aloha to you, J&J !
    Bill and I thought the view looked familiar...then we both realized this is the same hotel we stayed in when we visited Honolulu!
    We don't recall the floor, but it was the Concierge floor, so we had breakfast in the lounge every morning and could see the surfers at Kuhio Beach! Hope you're enjoying it as much as we did. There used to be a place called "Cheeseburger in Paradise" around there-great "exotic" burgers, highly recommend it!

  3. You are correct! Cheeseburger in Paradise is one block over and on Kalakawa Ave.


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