Friday, March 29, 2013


For the last couple of years a group of us have gone away for the whole month of March; two years ago to Arizona, last year to Florida and this year it was 2 1/2 weeks in Hawaii.  It's so good to get away at this time of the year when we are really sick of winter.  This year was a particularly nasty March that didn't want to let go of the snow and cold, so it was wonderful to be in a place that has such mellow weather.
L to R Marilyn, Chris, Ruth, Sheila, Claire, Me
Three of the same get-away group and three new additions made it six this year. Within the group there were two sets of sisters: Ruthie and me,  Marilyn and Chris.

We spent three nights at the Hawaiian Village Hilton, the largest Hilton in the world.  It was a huge complex, consisting of many "towers" and several shops and restaurants.   It was right on the beach and centrally located, making it easy to walk to many places of interest.

You never knew what you might see on the beach, but we were all surprised to see this skinny Santa playing the fiddle.

All over town there was mention of and tribute to Duke, the famous gold medal swimming winner of the Olympics and also called the Father of Surfing (read the plaque for more interesting facts.) We had dinner one night at the fabulous restaurant bearing his name.

His statue at the beach was always draped with leis.

This is just the beginning.  Please come back for more.

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