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National Coffee Day Freebies …Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 24, 2012

 National Coffee Day Freebies McDonald’s Thirsty and craving caffeine? McDonald’s has all the answers. Beginning Sunday, September 23 and running through Saturday, September 29, the fast food chain will be doling out free small cups of Newman’s Own Organics coffee in all participating  McDonald’s restaurants. The free week-long coffee giveaway will be in honor of […]

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii !!!!

May 1, 2012

MAY DAY IS  LEI DAY in HAWAII…. From the Lei Day Pagentry in the Elementary Schools  to the draping of the King Kamehameha statue with leis, Lei Day is a colorful, fragrant day to celebrate life in Hawaii…. From the old time lei makers, on the corner in Waikiki…. to the modern lei stands down Maunakea Street Leis’ […]

REVIEW: Corner Kitchen, Honolulu

March 8, 2012

On a recent night in Honolulu we were looking for a casual, fun place with ono food. Well CORNER KITCHEN  was suggested. I remembered the location as there had always been a restaurant there.  Location? On the corner of Kapahulu Avenue and Kanaina Street right across the street from Rainbow Drive-In. For a long time, it was […]

Iolani Palace

March 7, 2012

Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy,  is a marvel of opulence, innovation, and political intrigue.  Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark  in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties,  King Kalākaua, who built it in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili‘uokalani, walked its celebrated halls. […]

What do a Marine’s Homecoming, my Birthday, and a Painting of Rabbit Island have in common???

March 6, 2012

Our favorite place to stay in Hawaii is… Honu Hale on Waimanalo Beach looking at Rabbit Island… We were returning for my Birthday March 5 About a week before returning to this AMAZING place a little ways down the road at Kaneohe MCBH  something else AMAZING was happening. A MARINE, Brandon Morgan, was being welcomed home […]

Heading Home to Hawaii and our FAVORITE VRBO….”HONU HALE”…

March 2, 2012

On the shore of beautiful Waimanalo Beach is Honu Hale….. A lovely private air conditioned cottage on the beautiful shores of Waimanalo. Step outside to the lanai (deck) and discover the enticing ocean breezes and views to Rabbit Island while you sip your morning coffee. A walk on the pier beckons you to fish, view […]

10th Annual Waikiki Spam Jam…Saturday, April 28, 2012

November 18, 2011

SAVE THE DATE!!! MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!! the 10th  ANNUAL WAIKIKI SPAM JAM April 28, 2012 The WAIKIKI SPAM JAM®Festival is a street festival that celebrates the people of Hawaii’s love for SPAM®products a canned meat from Hormel Foods.  In Hawaii, you will find SPAM®family of products at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants […]

REVIEW: VRBO-HONU HALE …An Amazing Beachfront cottage in Waimanalo, Hawaii

October 29, 2011

HONU HALE http://www.vrbo.com/340734  (808) 398-8248 The pictures on their site are great, and fairly accurate. What they can’t convey, is the feel of the seabreeze on your face, the sound of the crashing waves, and the fragrance and beauty of the flora and fauna As you turn off the highway and down the drive to the beach […]

JOE LOVED, I mean LOVED is Triple Ginger Birthday Lei….

October 28, 2011

The Story of Joe and his Ginger Lei … JOE was first presented with the lei upon arrival… Kaipo and Kamanao of Leis of Hawaii greeted us Showing off at the Car Rental Pick up to the “oos and ahhhss”  from tourists and locals alike… “who me?”  The next day he’d bring it out to wear […]

Joe’s Birthday request….The Waimanalo Sunrise…

October 23, 2011

Wanted to share JOE’S BIRTHDAY GIFT with you… “THE WAIMANALO SUNRISE” basically, waking up with the sound of crashing waves, and waiting to capture a  beautiful sunrise…. FIRST… You gotta get up at the crack of dawn, that means it’s still dark….  SECOND… You have to wait for it, patiently… EVEN IF IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!    THEN, […]