Hawaiian Vacation: October 2013


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Sunday, October 6 - Off to Hawaii

Our trip began with a 1:00 flight from DFW to Honolulu, arriving at about 4:00pm. We got some food at the airport during the layover before our 6:40 hop to the Big Island: a smoothie and a coffee from Starbucks, Chinese for Neil, fries from a fast food place. In talking to some other passengers, we learned that the Ironman Triathalon World Championship was in Kailua-Kona the next weekend, so athletes and a whole bunch of other people were flocking to the Big Island at the same time we were.

Photos of Los Angeles and Catalina Island from the sky (3 images) View Photos from around HNL (5 images)

In Kailua-Kona, we stayed at the Marriott Courtyard, King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, one of the few hotels available in Kona which met both our price and comfort criteria. This hotel did not include breakfast with the room but at least we did have a mini fridge in which to store some provisions. When we arrived at the hotel, we planned out the next day and walked around and found an open coffee shop; Ginger got milk for cereal the next couple days. We went to bed pretty early, before 10:00.