Monthly Archives: May 2009

Honolulu, Day 1

American and United having a bit of a Race
Breakfast at LAX Breakfast at LAX Goodbye LA fog! Lovely blue sky, clouds, and ocean. Views from the taxi to the hotel Views from the taxi to the hotel Raining in Honolulu View from our Hotel Room Balcony Ala Moana Lagoon Diamond Head Mom and I on the beach in front of the Pink Hotel (Royal Hawaiian) Catamaran coming into shore Fabulous Ficus Tree: Bottom Fabulous Ficus Tree: Middle Fabulous Ficus Tree: Top St. Augustine's Catholic A-Frame Red Crested Cardinal The Remanents of the Garden at the Royal Hawaiian Orchids We called it the Red Lipstick Plant Fort DeRussy Tree A flock of Waxbill Finches

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Sun 05.17.09 – Here are my photos from our first day in Honolulu / Waikiki plus the travel to get there. I am here for Alex Hernandez and Paige McCormick’s wedding, when my mom and sister heard I was going they decided to come to Hawaii, too. Family Hernandez plus the wedding party are staying at a rented house on the North Shore of Oahu, and we are in Waikiki.
My favorite moments of the day involve birds: of the feathered and metal varieties. On the flight over, about half way through, I noticed out my window that a United Airlines plane was quite close to us, close enough to get a photo with my camera phone. Of course, I ran the GPS so that I could get an accurate geo-tag on ShoZu and then map it to Flickr. My idea of entertainment mid-flight when there is no wi-fi on board. Once we arrived, my Mom and I took a big walk (probably about 4 miles) down the length and breadth of Waikiki, and I was delighted by the lovely birds and flowers we encountered.
To end our long day of travel, we had an excellent dinner at the Bombay Indian Restaurant on Ala Moana Blvd. I would definitely go back. Tasty!