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mi_mwpm 51M
1175 posts
9/15/2005 8:44 pm

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Home again

Got a nice surprise on Wednesday afternoon... the office manager called me and said that the Florida trip had been cancelled. Yay! I didn't have to spend last night flying from Chicago to Detroit to Fort Lauderdale and then drive to West Palm Beach. Dodged that bullet. Cost the company $600 for the unused portion of my ticket though since it was non-refundable and I had to "break" the itinerary by not getting on my connecting flight to FLL. Since the salesman cancelled the trip, maybe that should come right off the top of his next commission check? Northwest can use the additional cash anyway... it'll probably end up as part of some executive's "retention bonus." Yeah, like they've done such a good job running the place that you want them to stick around.

So, I'm home for just over a week then D and I are off to Hawaii for nearly 2 weeks. Can't wait for that... just 9 more days until we leave. 3 days on Waikiki, 5 on the north shore of Oahu and then 5 on the Big Island (Waikaloa area). Anyone got some must dos that aren't in the guide books?

Time for me to hula...

Philosophy_N_Sex 49M/47F

9/16/2005 10:59 am

Wow hawaii!

Always wanted to go! You are moving up in the world!

have an excellent time! Aloha!
book'em Dano!

ProtonicMan 47M

9/16/2005 8:11 pm

Hawaii sounds good. Need a valet?

Wait a minute, what was I thinking? Mister President, you haven't cleard this trip with your secret service. I insist that you obtain two more tickets immediately.

(holding inside of wrist up to mouth) Agent Sizzle, Eagle is on the move...


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/17/2005 9:03 am

Gawd, I wish I was going on a 2wk vacation. Still, I am wishing you well, my old friend.

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
9/17/2005 11:34 pm

What?! No Maui?!

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_funtime695 58F
13 posts
9/18/2005 7:45 am

What a great place to rekindle that passion.... thats my dream trip !! One of these days....... Have fun !! Funtime

mi_mwpm 51M

9/19/2005 7:56 pm

1hotwahine - Sorry, no Maui this time. Decided to limit ourselves to 2 islands and Hilton doesn't have a timeshare on Maui.

hbgirl2 - I'll be sure to fill all of you in on the trip.

mizzkitka - Thanks for the tips. I knew about those coconuts though... spent some time with an ex-pat on Grand Cayman and she made a point of telling us not to stand under the palm trees.

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
9/22/2005 9:53 am

Does it cost a lot to travel between Islands? I've never wanted to go to Hawaii, but... I think they still have fairly inexpensive "GEG to [Hawaii]" airfare, and I could get a hotel room at employee rate. I'm considering it for the near-distant future. Will keep watching this post, to see what other wonderful suggestions are made

mi_mwpm 51M

9/22/2005 7:51 pm

demonicsexkitten (gotta love that handle!) - Our interisland flight was around $175 between Honolulu and Kona. Not great when you consider my upcoming flight from Detroit to Vegas was $384 and it's a 3 1/2 hour flight vs 40 minutes. All in all though, since we're flying on frequent flier tix (FC to boot ) I didn't have a problem with the interisland rates.

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
9/28/2005 1:28 pm

Ill be outside in cali waving as u pass over look for me~

Its good to be...ME

passion8_lady 57F

10/3/2005 7:42 pm

Those of us over 40 appreciate the large type, BTW.

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
10/4/2005 8:50 pm

OMG you are such a man of the air

could you do me a favour and stop by to lend me your expertise

ATT: Sydney residents and frequent travellers

I'm sure D wont mind I wont get too dirty I promise


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
10/4/2005 8:56 pm

coconut palms are dangerous last few years I have been dreaming of chainsaws to remove the ones I have in my front and backyards although had been thankful none were producing any until this year though they have all started up with the coconuts the fronds had been a big enough problem but boney and I are scared of heights

I definately think it is time for that chainsaw

palms are lovely but only ever plant foxtail or fishtail palms the rest are just far too high maintenence carpentaria poison the ground underneath them so nothing else grows and golden cane drop too many fronds to deal with if you have more than a couple of them....

foxtail palms are VERY expensive but well worth the price when considering a low maintenence garden which is well shaded


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
10/4/2005 8:57 pm

Oh plant cicads too they are gorgeous

steer well clear of pandanus at all times


djmuggy 39M

10/17/2005 4:06 am


(Juan S)
2642 posts
11/9/2005 7:32 am

DADGUMMIT!!!!!! See what happens when your secret service assignments get switched last minute... Glad to see you've been doing good.

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