Pedro and Lori


Pedro and Lori

Dairy farmer.Physical Therapist .

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 4th 2023

We took an early Uber to the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The bags went through USDA screening. No agriculture products! We passed the inspection. We checked in and then we went through security. We grabbed some coffee and breakfast and then waited at our gate. Plane was on time. We flew through L.A. and had a short layover. Our flight to Chicago was on time and no issues. We landed in Chicago. Our bags were on the carousel when we got to the baggage claim area. We grabbed the bags and then we found our way to the hotel transport van pick up area. We only had a short wait. It was a short ride to the hotel and then we headed to the parking garage to try to remember the location of the car. ... read more
Movie poster hanging at The Chart House
Rock art...not giving up my day job

North America » United States » Hawaii February 3rd 2023

The day started sunny and warm. We had breakfast at our hotel. Heidi Uber picked us at 9:15 and we headed to the Punchbowl. Despite the name sounding like a party place, it is a crater/bowl shaped land formation that is a large military cemetery and memorial. We arrived and there were very few cars. There was a ceremony going on and not long after we heard the gun salute and taps. We were on the other end of the cemetery. The cemetery drive was tree lined with Chinese Banyan trees. After lunch we headed to the Hickam Beach and Park. It was a relaxing day at the beach. The beach is just west of the airport and we watched the traffic at the airport. It was a mix of military and commercial planes. The beach ... read more
Punchbowl-Chinese Banyan Tree

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 2nd 2023

Another beautiful day in Hawaii. We had breakfast at the hotel. We walked around the Ali Wai Boat Harbor after breakfast. We looked at the fish we could see swimming next to the boats and piers. We also saw some eels. We walked past the area with the surfers getting ready to head out. We were picked up by Heidi Uber and the Hardy Boys. We drove to the Dole Plantation. We went on the Train ride through the pineapple fields and then did the pineapple maze. The shrubs were in the shape of a pineapple with more maze around it. We found all the hidden stations. We had pineapple ice cream and then headed to the north shore. We found a parking lot full of food trucks and had some lunch. Next we went across ... read more
Pineapple Express
Dole Pineapple
Surf's up

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Waikiki February 1st 2023

A beautiful sunny island day today. Breakfast at the hotel club. Pedro really likes the purple doughnuts. Had the miso soup today with tofu and seaweed. Not a typical breakfast for those of us from the midwest. Big waves today and the number of surfers is crazy. Has to be 50 surfers off shore on the west end of Waikiki Beach. After breakfast we took a walk through Ala Moana Regional Park to Magic Island. Busy place with walkers and runners. Scuba lessons in the little lagoon by Magic island. There was a better view of the surfers. They were all congregating and waiting for the perfect waves. Saw some successful and some that need to perfect the skill. We had a tour scheduled with Pink Sails Whale Watching. It sets sail from yacht club right ... read more
Lighthouse as viewed from Diamond Head State Monument
False Killer Whales
Boats at Ala Moana Regional Park

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu January 31st 2023

Woke up to sunshine and warm weather. Breakfast at the club today included fried spam! Spam sushi was also available. Fresh fruits. Fresh pastries. We were joined by 2 little birds at the empty chair at our table. We took the real Uber today to go to Pearl Harbor. Arrived at about 9. Had to have bag rental for $7 for the camera case. NO BAGS at all and the camera case was considered a bag. We did not have ticket for the boat to the Arizona reserved ahead so we headed to the "stand by" line. We heard there is sometimes a long wait so we got there early. We were on the 9:15 boat to the USS Arizona Memorial. The boat was not full and after a short briefing about the Arizona we were ... read more
On the Boat to the USS Arizona
USS Missouri
Battleship Missouri Memorial- The location of the signing to end WWll

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu January 30th 2023

Another rainy day in Oahu. Breakfast at our hotel club was good again today. Spam and rice sushi was Pedro's favorite this morning. We had a quick dip in the hot tub. It was cool and there was a heavy mist, close to a drizzle. If you are from cold areas of the country it was still a good hot tub day. Heidi Uber picked us up today. We headed back to the base and got our base passes. It was kind of like going to the DMV to get a license. Pick a number. Fill in the form. Wait until called. Turn in the form. Wait for background check. Get picture taken. Get finger printed. Wait again for the printed pass. It took about 1.5 hours. Parking lot had signs limiting parking to 1 hour. ... read more
Chicken at Polynesian Cultural Center
Pedro prepares to throw the spear at Polynesian Cultural Center
Polynesian Cultural Center

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Waikiki January 29th 2023

We woke up at our usual early time despite the time change today. We were excited for our first day of our touring. We had breakfast at the "club" at our hotel and had a typical breakfast of eggs, sausage, fresh fruits, pastries and yogurts. After breakfast we took a swim in the pool. It was cool and misting so we had to pools to ourselves. We went in the infinity pool first, then the main pool and then finally sat in the hot tub. The water in all of the pools was warm compared to the air temperature, but we spent the most time in the hot tub. After our breakfast and pool time we took a walk down Waikiki Beach. Lots of birds. Lots of surf shops. Light mist during the walk. Lots of ... read more
Bike tour of Hickam Field
Fins at a Surf Shop Waikiki
The Hickam Flag

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Waikiki January 28th 2023

Drove to Chicago the night before our flight to Hawaii. There was snow during the day and several major pile ups on the interstate during the day. The roads were all clear by the time we were driving. Roads earlier in the day were sketchy with slippery patches. Pedro had picked up Kasie earlier in the day from college as it was time to take the stitches out after her surgery to fix the humerus. 16 days post major open reduction with internal fixation of the right dominant arm. She has been doing well and she has been doing her exercises regularly. She is doing well and getting really good motion already. Always nice to have a faithful patient doing all the exercises correctly! We were up early to catch the shuttle from the hotel to ... read more
Ala Wai Boat Harbor
Infinity pool Waikiki at night
Pedro and Lori get proper welcome at the Daniel K. International Airport

Pedro spent the last day at Farm Bureau Convention. Beautiful sunny day. Late afternoon flight. First flight from San Juan was delayed on the runway. Barely made connection in Chicago. Running through the airport. Kasie had a mishap while we were gone. She was at home and has decided that she made a painful mistake. Going to have some hardware for this repair. Ouch! ... read more
San Juan
Protesters back at it in San Juan
Street crab

Lori flew home early on Sunday. Uber ride uneventful. Flights on time and on schedule. Got into Appleton 25 minutes early! Pedro was back at Farm Bureau Convention. Had some wood fired pizza for dinner.... read more
Wood fired pizza oven San Juan

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