Hawaii – Day 8 – Oahu

We started the day in our condo in Kapaa, Kauai. We got out the door right on time and to the airport to return our rental car. Our flight to Honolulu was on Hawaiian Airlines, and it was better than Go! Airlines in every way. Free checked bags for each of the four of us, [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 13th, 2009

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Hawaii – Day 7 – North Side

Today we hit the north side of the island. We started at the Kilauea lighthouse, which was a really cool scenic outlook and wildlife refuge. We saw a few seabirds, but the place wasn’t officially open until 10:00 am, so we weren’t able to go inside. We went to the beach at ‘Anini. (It used [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 12th, 2009

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Hawaii – Day 6 – Plane Ride and Shopping

Today we started off at the Lihue airport for a plane tour of the island. It lasted about an hour and we saw pretty much the whole island. But we were pretty high up in the air, and we weren’t as impressed with the tour as we thought we would be. We hit Walmart for [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 11th, 2009

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Hawaii – Day 5 – Kayaking and Hiking

Today started with a timeshare pitch at Shell Vacation Club just down the road. The saleswoman didn’t appreciate having gotten the two young couples who definitely weren’t going to buy a timeshare today. She was pretty condescending to us, but we got out of there unscathed and with a $100 discount per couple for our [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 10th, 2009

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Hawaii – Days 3 and 4 – Fun in the Sun and on the Water

Yesterday was a full day of fun! We started at the highly-recommended Poipu Beach on the south side of the island. We started out with snorkels, but ours didn’t work very well, so we ended up just resting and sunning in the sand. After a couple of hours of hanging out and smelling cigarette smoke [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 9th, 2009

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Hawaii – Day 2 – Church and Getting Oriented

This morning, the resort held what they called an orientation for new guests, but seemed to us more like a meat market for companies to come in and pitch their services. They held a raffle for each company, and Debbie won a 5-hour boat trip that we were already interested in anyway, so we decided [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 7th, 2009

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Hawaii – Go Airlines sucks!

My customer service experience with Go Airlines yesterday was terrible. They were providing our flight from Honolulu to Lihue last night, and our flight was supposed to take off from HNL at 5:45 p.m. When we first checked in with the front desk at about 5:00, they said the flight was delayed until about 6:00. [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 6th, 2009

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Hawaii – Day 1 – Airports

It’s been a long day. We got up at 5:30 MST in our home in American Fork, Utah. We got out the door by 6:30 and to the SLC airport by 7:30. We got through security and our flight to Denver passed without excitement. We grabbed some lunch at an overpriced wrap place in the [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on December 6th, 2009

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City Girl

We had a great time camping with the Gibbys at Box Elder Campground near Mantua this week.   Audrey had a ton of fun running around with her second cousins the Shaw kids.   This was her first-ever camping trip. I realized that I’m raising a city girl when we were walking down a little [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on August 18th, 2008

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California Dreaming

This week, our vacation is driving to Sarah’s sister Lynn’s house in California to pick up her three kids for the summer. They’ll be staying at our house and with their other Utah relatives for a couple of months. We borrowed Judy’s van and packed up our kids on Tuesday morning for the ride. Tuesday, [...]

Posted by Curtis Gibby on June 12th, 2008

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