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    Default Need Ideas and tips for Hawaii trip

    Shhhh don't tell the wife!!!!!

    Well this may happen after all, have been saving sky miles forever and have nailed 4 tickets to Hawaii for July 20-30.

    I got to go to Hawaii last year for business and really hated that I did not take the family, so I have been looking since to see how we could get to go as a family. When I went last year, I did Honolulu for a day and a half, saw the Arizona, went to the top of Diamondhead and drove around the island's coast. Then hopped over to the Big Island, that is where the jobsite was at South Point, really only got to drive around the area and drive through the Volcano State Park on my way to the airport.

    So... I am looking for some good tips, great places to stay and adventures that you done yourself. Right now, the planning is ...we have a plane arriving on the 20th and another one leaving on the 30th, I have made no reservations for any place to stay, so options are wide open as to what island to go to, and what to do. Being a creature of habit, I want to take the family to the Big Island to see the Volcano and what few off the beaten path places I saw down at South Point, and we will see Pearl Harbor again.

    Thanks for your time and ideas.

    Again the wife needs to know nothing (Wendi are you listening?) as this could fall apart like a house of cards.

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    Are you a diver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcmeigs View Post
    Are you a diver?
    no, we will have to make do with snorkeling
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    A vow of silence?

    THIS could cost you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
    A vow of silence?

    THIS could cost you.

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    Didn't we have another thread like this before? There was a ton of good suggestions in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    Didn't we have another thread like this before? There was a ton of good suggestions in there.
    I saw the Maui thread, was hoping to crack a few more ideas out of this place.
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    The only advice I can give you as I have never been before is....to take me with you.:D
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    WTG Russ! I hope you are able to pull this off! Lucky wife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    The only advice I can give you as I have never been before is....to take me with you.:D
    While Russ would think that's a STELLAR idea, I think that idea would go over like a turd in the punchbowl with Mrs Abernathy. :D

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    Isn't there a new volcano eruption going on right now? That would be cool to see, errrr see from a distance anyway :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
    While Russ would think that's a STELLAR idea, I think that idea would go over like a turd in the punchbowl with Mrs Abernathy. :D

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    I do think it's a stellar idea,...I mean ummm.. well with all the crime in Hawaii, it would be practical to bring a member of law enforcement with us. Pack your bags wingnut4772 your coming with us, I insist. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkg999 View Post
    Isn't there a new volcano eruption going on right now? That would be cool to see, errrr see from a distance anyway :)
    There's an idea. Rent a helo, and fly over the volcanos. Just make sure you get a pilot who KNOWS about thermal drafts:D You don't want any surprises
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    The only advice I can give you as I have never been before is....to take me with you.:D
    You beat me to it:D
    And you are way better looking than I;):D

    Enjoy Russ, and take lots of pictures

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    Go alone. Why spoil an otherwise great trip by taking the wife and kids with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdog View Post
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    If you've ever heard Russ snore, you might think a volcano was erupting. It's VISCIOUS.

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    You can't be mysterious all your life George.....at least come to the HQ event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
    While Russ would think that's a STELLAR idea, I think that idea would go over like a turd in the punchbowl with Mrs Abernathy. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosier21 View Post
    I do think it's a stellar idea,...I mean ummm.. well with all the crime in Hawaii, it would be practical to bring a member of law enforcement with us. Pack your bags wingnut4772 your coming with us, I insist. ;)
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    You can't take Darla without taking me as she'll need a handsome fella like me to escort her around. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    You can't take Darla without taking me as she'll need a handsome fella like me to escort her around. :D
    The more the merrier, right Russ?...



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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai View Post
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    And if you go traipsing around the north shore at night you'll make their wish come true.

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