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The Aloha Diaries, Part 2 — Quite a Hike

First full day in Hawaii was busy. They got started with a trip to Hickam Air Force Base, where there was a tour and lunch before the obligatory group picture, a piece of which Basil captured here.

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Catherine is at left, in the white-framed sunglasses.

So far, everything seems to be going just fine, with everyone trying some new things.

Basil gave poi a thumbs down, but Catherine discovered pineapple — something she previously eschewed — and seems to be eating it morning, noon and night.

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Afternoon brought a nap to fight the jet lag, then a hike up to the top of Diamond Hill Crater for a look at this amazing view.

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Catherine said the 1.5-mile effort was a wake-up call that it’s time to embrace a fitness regimen. We’ll see what happens to her resolve back at home.

Dinner was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Honolulu, where Basil marveled at the ceiling of Gibsons and Fenders.

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Afterward, they had free time in Waikiki, which I suppose I’ll hear about today.

Today the chorus will visit the naval base on Ford Island, tour the Pacific Aviation Museum and perform on the dock at the Battleship Missouri.

There’s free time in Waikiki and then a two-hour dinner cruise …

… which I’ll think about as I go out now to clear the driveway of Mother Nature’s latest gift.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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2 thoughts on “The Aloha Diaries, Part 2 — Quite a Hike

  1. Can’t wait to see her and hear all about it!

    Posted by Jacquie | February 10, 2014, 8:55 pm

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