Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hi there, Hawaii?

I was talking to Carolyn about flying the other day about her fear of flying. I asked how she would ever get to Hawaii if she didn't fly. And her response was "Hawaii?"

It got me to thinking about where we go when we go to Hawaii. We've been to Waikiki and done Honolulu. We've gone to Maui and skipped the road to Hana because it was raining. The place that keeps bringing us back for more is the Big Island, Hawaii. We love staying on the Kohala Coast outside of Kona (you know I had to look up how to spell all that).

We have always stayed at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort. We love it because there is nothing to do. Except of course eat, swim, eat, snorkel, eat, walk, eat, lay in a hammock, eat... did I mention we eat?

We missed this year because the Earthquake in 2006 damaged the sister property of the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort, the Mauna Kea. We were there just after the quake and the damage wasn't too awful but the hotel decided to close and renovate to come back safer and stronger. They will be opening next January. The bad part was it pushed everyone who would have stayed over there, to the hotel normally stay in. Too many people. Too much demand. No specials!

In trying to explain to Carolyn what is so special about Hawaii to me I found this movie from our trip in 2005:


They don't show up very well in this resolution, but try and see if you can spot all the rainbows...

How many times do you think I need to type the words "Hapuna Beach Prince Resort" and mention how much I love it there before they contact me and offer me a special rate?

I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!
I love to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Resort!

Anyone?

Hello?

February is a lovely month for travel...

Hello?....

7 comments:

Michael Guy said...

I suppose I'd find a lei there?!

Rachel said...

Yeah, you need to go. You guys are always so happy when you travel.

A Lewis said...

You don't HAVE to fly there....we took the ship from San Diego...and all of the way back. Delightful!

Silly Billy said...

Whoring yourself out again?

jason said...

Cattle and rainbows!?

I had no idea. It kind of looks like Pride.

Carolyn said...

How long would it take to get there on a ship? I'm actually not that fond of the water either...although I would have a greater chance of survival if the ship sank than if the plane crashed.
Jim, can I just say that was the funniest vacation video montage ever? I mean, rainbows and Judy Garland...wow. The dancing at the end really clinched it. You are gay. I love it! Love you too!!

landis smithers said...

gooood idea.