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

World Cruise Part 3 Thursday January 19th Sea day 10am. Bearing 301 degrees, Temperature 27 degrees C 7 degrees N. Speed 20.3 knots 82 degrees W. Force 2. Calm seas Travelling parallel to Central American coastline. There was another talk about the Panama Canal - The Geological and Entomological challenges of building the Canal. Again, very interesting to all you scientists and geographers out there. Revision for us as came through the canal returning from S America in 2018. Never ceases to be fascinating how canal was constructed. Originally baby of De Lessops, (Frenchman who managed the construction of the Suez Canal )with some input from his son and Monsieur Eiffel too . Thought would be able to dig out land and go through at ground level like Suez but it was an elevation of 210 ... read more

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 » Honolulu April 30th 2022

Here you go: Bottega Louie (Los Angeles)Phil’s BBQ (San Diego)Founding Farmers (Washington, D.C.)*Katz’s Delicatessen (New York City)*Bacchanal Buffet (Las Vegas)Brenda’s French Soul Food (San Francisco)Mon Ami Gabi (Las Vegas)Ippudo NY (New York City)Bi-Rite Creamery (San Francisco)*Girl & The Goat (Chicago)*Old Ebbitt Grill (W... read more
Mr. B's Bistro in Nawlins
Los Sombreros in Scottsdale

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu April 24th 2022

From Benzinga: Gone but not forgotten US based airlines. Have you flown any of them back in the day? We’ve gathered a list of airlines that were once prominent names in the sky, of which are gone now but not forgotten. Mohawk Airlines 1945-1972 (not that I can recall, and no, I never got the haircut either)Why it died: Labor issues and strikes forced a merger with Allegheny Airlines. Fact: Hired the first African-American flight attendant in the U.S. Allegheny Airlines 1953-1979 (I recall a puddle jumper on US Scair that connected me to Pittsburg from Canton-Akron airport) Why it died: Rebranded as USAir, and eventually US Airways. Fact: Founded by the du Pont brothers Richard and Alexis as an airmail service in 1939. Aloha Airlines 1946-2008 (I flew them often back in the 80s, and ... read more
Fun-Air-Hostesses-

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu April 2nd 2022

From none other than Food and Wine: Why are SPAM®'s products so popular in Hawaii? "We know what you're thinking; SPAM® products must grow on trees there. That would be neat, but to believe it you must have taken a coconut to the head. The true root of the island's love for SPAM® products goes back to World War II, when the luncheon meat was served to GIs. By the end of the war, SPAM® products were adopted into local culture, with Fried SPAM® Classic and rice becoming a popular meal. The unique flavor quickly found its way into other Hawaiian cuisine, from SPAM® Fried Wontons to SPAM® Musubi, and SPAM® products became a fixture for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Today you'll find SPAM® dishes served everywhere from convenience stores to restaurants, reflecting a demand that ... read more
Hawaiian style

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu February 19th 2022

From ABC News: url=https://abcnews.go.com/Health/us-life-expectancy-declined-2020-due-covid-report/story?id=81862300 US life expectancy declined in 2020 mainly due to COVID, report finds For the U.S. overall, life expectancy was 78.8 years in 2019, an increase of 0.1 years from 2018. States with the highest life expectancy were mostly in the Northeast and West states while states with the lowest life expectancy were Southern states. "The fact that there can be such large differences in life expectancy within one country, that's what I find most interesting," Dr. Elizabeth Arias, director of U.S. Life Tables at NCHS and first author of the study, told ABC News. Hawaiians had the highest life expectancy at birth in 2019, living to nearly 81 years old. The Aloha State also led the U.S. in highest life expectancy for w... read more
Beach time
Crazy? not me

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu February 17th 2022

Did you know Hawaii was the first state to ban billboards? Leave broken appliances on your driveway, it will be gone by morning! Don't take sand from the beach or lava rocks from the Big Island. Bad things will happen to you until you return it. Pele the fire goddess will curse you! Don't wear shoes in the house, it is bad luck. Posing for a picture with three people, avoid the middle. Filipinos believe the middle position will die first. A person’s humility is generally deemed a more valuable characteristic than a person’s connections or financial worth. Wearing flashy clothes or name-dropping in Hawaii can be perceived as arrogance rather than pride.The shaka hand grew in popularity across Hawai‘i in the mid-20th century thanks in part to used car salesman David “Lippy” ... read more
Love spam musubi
Beautiful sunsets

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu December 2nd 2021

Before an afternoon of beach and cocktails, we are going to fit in some culture with a visit to Pearl Harbor. First, breakfast at a nearby bakery where I buy the cheesiest cheese stuffed cheese topped cheese croissant. Then we catch the bus to Pearl Harbor. We take a wander round the harbour and museum, which tells the story of the attack, which took place 5 days short of 80 years ago. The Americans had moved dozens of ships and hundreds of aircraft from the mainland to Hawaii (so basically half way to Japan) yet were totally unprepared when the Japanese turned up and attacked. In just 2 hours, most of the boats were sunk and most of the aircraft destroyed with the loss of 2400 lives. 900 men died on board the USS Arizona, which ... read more
Cheese croissant
Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona Memorial

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu November 17th 2021

Did you see this? Airports with the Highest Likelihood of Delays The percentage shown indicates the percentage of arriving late or canceled flights between July 2019 and July 2021. Newark Liberty International (EWR), New Jersey: 24.29% (I never fly out of here) LaGuardia Aiport (LGA), New York: 22.52% Dallas/Fort Worth Internati... read more
Planes and More Planes!
Some passport stamps.

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu September 25th 2021

2021-9 Honolulu, Hawaii DVD 120030 0 2021-9 Honolulu, Hawaii DVD 120030 1 2021 9 Diamond Head 2021 9 Manoa falls 2021 9 Stairway to Haven Trail 2021 9 Puu Ohia trail Chuyen di Hawaii 9-15-22-2021. Chuyen di nay nhan ngay 37th Anniversary cua toi nen toi muon den noi ma 37 nam truoc toi Cung den day huong tuan trang mat. Roi sau do cu khoang 7,8 nam toi den nua cung cac con toi den chup hinh tai buu dien cua thanh pho Honolulu. Day la ky niem dac biet cua gia dinh toi. Thang 3-2020 toi mua ve d... read more
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