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Finally Time for Our Molokai Trip

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by slip, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Xan

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    That’s awesome you got the car so quick. Will save on rental car money!


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    I thought you determined that was Kaho’olawe you we’re seeing and not the Big Island, unless you are referring to Maui itself.


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    That’s right, I made the same mistake again. :doh:
     
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    Well as far as liking, not liking, and tolerating big cities I need to mention that my husband and I just came home from 8 nights in New York City.(We only live 60 miles East of New York City on Long Island but it is a different world). We met in NYC 43 years ago and were born there many years ago so New York City is not new too us but we are older. However, as much as we love the city life of Honolulu it is NOTHING LIKE New York City. New York City is toooooo much. It is too big, too busy, too many people, too noisy, too much traffic(we didn't have a car). Besides the weather being better in Honolulu is a nicer city for our needs and desires. Perhaps your wife will find it as nice as we do.
     
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    The first time I visited NYC I felt this way. I was on sensory overload. But, on my second trip I fell in love with it. We have been going back once a year in the Fall.
     
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    I really do think she will like it more than she lets on. Certain things we will get used to and will be fine.
     
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    The one with the Pineapple is a Lava Flow and the other is a Ling Hing Mui Margarita on the rocks. Both were excellent.
     
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    I bet Mrs. Slip will enjoy her time in Honolulu, because she knows she will be going back to Molokai, so it will be fun for a change. I think getting to know Honolulu will actually be helpful, because after you are both retired full-time on Molokai, I'm sure you will want to visit Oahu sometimes just for fun. You've got the best of both worlds now! I'm just a little tiny bit envious! :clap:
     
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    This is what I think to. We will be planning vacation for next year soon and I’m sure we will be coming back to Molokai for some long weekends too. We already had a week on Kauai planned so we won’t change that.

    We get to Honolulu today at 4pm. We’ll have a nice dinner out tonight, maybe Duke’s.
     
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    I know you will get settled into a routine and get busy with work, but I hope you will keep posting pictures and updates for those of use who are living your adventure vicariously!
     
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    I’ll start a new thread when we’re doing something cool and maybe sometimes when we’re not. We’ll see what lays ahead. :):cool:
     
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    It’s so nice to see two people who have followed their dreams. Too many times, I see people retire and just plant.

    I know your changes were initially hard (like moving, selling the house, etc), but based on how happy you look it was well worth it.

    I’ve learned a lot from both of you (like you can still afford a condo in Hawaii albeit in Molokai). I thank you for that. Keep it coming.


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    Thank You, I appreciate that!!

    We definitely were lucky and hopefully the last step of our house selling will come soon. There is an open house today.

    Compared to a lot of you, we are relatively new to going to Hawaii, even though it’s been over ten years. We really started seriously started to put it together 5 years ago. So relatively late in life but we made it work. We are definitely not rich but are very happy where we have gotten and most definitely feel blessed.

    Also, while over the national average, we never made a ton of money annually. With this new position, I am making the most I ever have, making what both of our incomes were last year but that is common in people’s later years.

    Verifying we can afford this in retirement years was the hard part and brought us to check out Molokai and it turned out to be exactly what we wanted in the end.

    I’ll report later how our trip to Oahu goes.
     
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    We just got back from the street sale in Kaunakakai. I bought a couple tank tops. Didn’t have many left after we left Wisconsin. I need to buy a few Aloha shirts so I can wear them to work.

    We took a ride out to the ward and drove out to the end. My wife took a video. I’ll see if I can post a link later.

    We hung the picture this morning that we bought in Kaunakakai earlier in the week. It’s actually of the shore at mile marker 20 here on the east end of Molokai.

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    Just enjoying the last couple hours on the lanai.

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    Dh's favorite Aloha shirts are ones he's gotten at Tori Richards. They are expensive, but they are nice.
     
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    That’s the type I have to get. More business Aloha and not so loud. :)
     
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    An Aloha shirt and jeans are dh's dress up outfit. :)
     
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    I switched to some Haggar pants for work. They are cooler. :thumbup:
     
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    I probably have two dozen Aloha shirts. Most are Tori Richards. Great quality.

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    I only have two so I need some new ones. :)
     
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    We’re waiting to board now, 10 minutes. My wife says she prefers the small planes, no TSA, even though it only took two minutes to get through. :)

    Now for the loooong 30 minute flight home. :cool:
     
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    Well when we're in Hawaii it's Aloha shirts and shorts. The jeans are when we are home in Santa Fe. :)
     
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    I can wear Aloha shirts to work but no shorts. :D
     
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    Hey. Curious. How much is it to fly from Molokai to Oahu? Which airline do you use?


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