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Wrong side of Big Island

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Thank you so much for the weather report - I am much relieved. I seriously almost double booked us for Maui out of sheer anxiety.

That does look like a nice place - and quite a nice view! When I travel for work, I usually just have them just give me the amount of money they say the city I'm staying in is worth. I usually pocket that and stay somewhere... Less nice, lol.
 

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Thank you so much for the weather report - I am much relieved. I seriously almost double booked us for Maui out of sheer anxiety.

That does look like a nice place - and quite a nice view! When I travel for work, I usually just have them just give me the amount of money they say the city I'm staying in is worth. I usually pocket that and stay somewhere... Less nice, lol.
It is nice. I don’t have other options. I have to pick between approved vendors and Hilton is a corporate approved vendors. It all goes on my corporate card. It’s nice since I don’t have to wait to be reimbursed.
 

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Boy. They treat me like I have been coming here for years. It’s funny how that is when I check in in my work cloths. :)
I've had a couple of work projects in Hawaii. There is a decided difference between being there in work settings as compared with tourist settings.
 

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I've had a couple of work projects in Hawaii. There is a decided difference between being there in work settings as compared with tourist settings.
All the tourists seem to strike up a conversation with me too and say how lucky I am.:cool:
 

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All the tourists seem to strike up a conversation with me too and say how lucky I am.:cool:

Jeff. Dude. You ARE lucky. Seriously so. LOL! :D

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It’s raining this morning, typical morning rain, no downpour.

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Jeff. Dude. You ARE lucky. Seriously so. LOL! :D

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Yes, I am and I feel blessed. We are not taking it for granted.:thumbup:
 

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All the tourists seem to strike up a conversation with me too and say how lucky I am.:cool:
Last time I had work in Hawaii, the project was with Hawaii Electric, working on their O'ahu generating stations. I wound up renting a one-room unit with kitchenette that was part of an Ohana house in a residential area in the hills overlooking Diamond Head. It was a great place to stay. No beach outside the front door, but a good place to come back to in the evenings and do my work.

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Below is a picture I took from level 4 at the Kahe Generating station, just north of Ko'Olina. This is looking northwards, with the Farrington Highway below. I finished at about 2:30 pm that day, so I drove the rest of the way up the Farrington Highway to the NW corner of O'ahu. It was the first week of February, and the waves crashing on the beaches north of Makaha were spectacular.

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Last time I had work in Hawaii, the project was with Hawaii Electric, working on their O'ahu generating stations. I wound up renting a one-room unit with kitchenette that was part of an Ohana house in a residential area in the hills overlooking Diamond Head. It was a great place to stay. No beach outside the front door, but a good place to come back to in the evenings and do my work.

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Below is a picture I took from level 4 at the Kahe Generating station, just north of Ko'Olina. This is looking northwards, with the Farrington Highway below. I finished at about 2:30 pm that day, so I drove the rest of the way up the Farrington Highway to the NW corner of O'ahu. It was the first week of February, and the waves crashing on the beaches north of Makaha were spectacular.

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And a memory you will always have. :thumbup:
Great photo!!
 

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And a memory you will always have. :thumbup:
Great photo!!
My intiial photos were at level 3. When the operator asked me if wanted to go the top level, I said "Do chickens scratch?"
 

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Is that the Pride of America?
I think it was. I was drinking at the bar when I noticed it moving right in front of the hotel. I got up and walked over to the stairway and took that picture. It was the best I could get of it. Kind of cool watching it pass while at the bar.
 

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Below is a picture I took from level 4 at the Kahe Generating station, just north of Ko'Olina. This is looking northwards, with the Farrington Highway below. I finished at about 2:30 pm that day, so I drove the rest of the way up the Farrington Highway to the NW corner of O'ahu. It was the first week of February, and the waves crashing on the beaches north of Makaha were spectacular.
Nice. That sounds exactly like what I would have done had I been in your place. In fact, just so happens a month or so ago I got curious about what that remote area looked like, and followed the Farrington Hwy all the way to the end using Google maps/satellite!
 

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Rain on and off most of the day today. Nothing too hard though. Still cloudy.

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I'm getting seriously excited! I have no problem with gray days and rain on and off. We'll just spend a bit more time on the west side of the island, and check out a few extra museums. Rain will not do a thing to dampen our appetites, either =)
 

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Oahu past few days windy and overcast and light drizzles.

Maui today windy and overcast.


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Oahu past few days windy and overcast and light drizzles.

Maui today windy and overcast.


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Enjoying the weather. Still shorts, slippers ... but get to use blanket at night.
 

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Great school! We have been part of the St. Joseph Waipahu tradition...
I still remember the first girl I had a crush at St Joseph.
 

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Rain in Hilo most of the morning here. Mostly light and steady with a couple of heavier periods. Next week they say no rain until Thursday and then through the weekend. They say 30% chance. That will change many times before that date gets here. Nothing too bad though.
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At the Hilo airport now. Heading back to Honolulu. It’s still cloudy but no rain in the last few hours. I think you’ll be fine even with a little rain. Just pay attention to any heavy rains and you’ll be fine.
 

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Somewhere over the ocean between California and Hawaii right this moment - and the weather forecast for the next several days is is pretty close to optimal. We're bound to have many hours of good weather, and never mind a little rain on the roof anyway =)
 

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Try eating at Jackie Rays in Hilo. We just ate at their Kona restaurant and the food was excellent and learned that they had opened a restaurant in Hilo.
 

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Just got back from Kannapali, Maui and Princeville and Poipu on Kauai. We got caught up in the last of the bad weather days on Maui, but Princeville and Poipu were lovely.
 
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