Wow, can’t believe it’s been so long.
First of all, we had a great Star Princess cruise from LA to Hawaii (four islands/ports) and back. Cheryl kept busy on sea days with a Ukulele class (10 lessons) and Pop Choir. There were over 50 in Ukulele, some seasoned and others total beginners. The instructor (also a great performer), Tiki Dave was really good and got us all together with 3 songs for a performance in the big theater. His wife, Leialoha taught another group to dance the Hula. It was a lot of fun. Pop Choir sang 5 songs and we had a group of 33, with 15 males (really unusual). We sang fun pop songs, such as “Under the Boardwalk” and “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.” We also had a performance, in the Piazza with a packed, appreciative crowd.
On this cruise, we to 4 islands. On the Big Island, we docked at Hilo and rented a car to drive to the Volcanoes National Park, ‘Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls.
On Oahu, we utilized the city buses and went to Waikiki for a nice walk along Kalakaua Blvd and then bus to The Elks’ Club for lunch. The bus system is quite good and only $1.00 with transfer for seniors. The Elks’ Club is one of the nicest in USA with fantastic view.
On Kauai, we rented a car again; docked at Nawiliwili near airport. Enjoyed drive north to Kapaa, Anahola and Kilauea Lighthouse. Then back to Poipu Beach. Beautiful Garden Island.
Then, our final stop was anchoring off Lahaina, Maui. The tender ride to and from was a little rough, but doable. Good friends, Dan and Kelley who have a home in Kihei met us there and we all went to lunch to one our favorite local places, Aloha Mixed Plate. We had good food, service and Mai Tais. Always fun to spend time with them.
Since getting back home we have had quite a bit of medical stuff, Ukulele and other activities. Also, we have enjoyed the rain, over the normal, for sure. But no flooding, leaks or damage near us. Central and Northern California had much more! Take care.