My first trip out I spent the first week at the
Sheraton Waikiki, then the second week at the
Royal Hawaiian, conveniently right next door.
It was cool to stay at the nice hotels, and these were right on the beach. They upgraded me to ocean view, so I could leave my sliding door open and
hear the waves lapping as I slept or worked, which is about all I did. I got to do one fun thing- ate at the very first
Roy's restaurant on a business
dinner. I had the meatloaf, and it was very good.
Second trip stayed at the
Marriott Waikiki, then at the
W Honolulu down the road in Diamond Head-
as featured on an episode of Great Hotels on the Travel Channel.
This time I went to see a movie with my new friend Chris and his fiancee Ree, V for Vendetta. I like Natalie Portman and the movie looked wierd in
the previews but was really good, interesting social commentary. We also ate at the restaurant in the W, VERY good food and awesome 70s and 80s songs
you'd almost forgotten from two guitarists. And of major note is I had probably the best hot dog ever, at the Ward Center parking garage in Honolulu-
The Great Hawaiian Hotdog Co.
Looking at their website see they are also a convenient walk away in Waikiki at Moose's on Leward Street- cool!
Sunday afternoon I also went paddling with the
Waikiki Beach Boys- WOW were my arms burning afterwards!
Apart from that more long hours of work, and we have had RECORD rain every day, and the day I left there was a
48 million gallon raw sewage spill in to the Ala Wai Canal, which is
ajacent to the condo I am about to purchase. Nice!
April 3-12- stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Had been here before in 2004.
April 18-28- bac at the Marriott Waikiki, but a much niceocean view corner room this time.
May 3-5- Outrigger Waikiki
May 14-20- Sheraton Moana Surfrider
Moved June 9th
View from the home office
Outside of work killed a lot of time hanging out at Home Depot and Lowe's planning renovations to the condo.
Here you can see before and after of the guest bathroom, which I did in October-
Features a Decolav glass sink/mirror/cabinet and
Kohler Devonshire toilet.
Oh, also a door. The original one was removed before I moved in because of termites.
Spent most of December to redo the master bath-