Hawaii

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Friday, May 14, 2004

    We are in Hawaii, our 50th state. We had a 7 hour flight but very uneventful. Good service but very mediocre food.

    We were greeted at the end of the jetway by a hostess who gave us a lei, hugged us and kissed...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Saturday - May 15, 2004

    We were up before the alarm - just after 6 AM. There was a heavy overcast and there was a lot of moisture in the air. We got ourselves ready, dressed and were out of the room by 7:45 to meet our...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Sunday - May 16, 2004

    We were up before the 6 AM alarm and out of the hotel room by 6:40 and on our way to breakfast at the Wiamaia Restaurant on the other corner from the Hilton. We both had the Pancake Special and it was...

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Monday - May 17, 2004

    I set the alarm but did not turn it on. But we were up in time, showered, went across the street and had breakfast.

    We were at the Tapa Tower bus parking about 10 minutes early, 6:50. But we became concerned when...

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Tuesday, May 18, 2004

    We got up a little later than usual, about 7:30, and worked around the room a bit. We did not want to go out too early to get breakfast as we wanted only two meals today. So we checked the email and the...

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Wednesday - May 19, 2004

    We again had a lot of time this morning so we got up when we wanted - about 7:30. We took our time showering and dressing, but decided to go out and place towels on the lounge chairs by the pool.

    We...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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