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Floating in a Tin Can
Site of Infamy
From 'Dillo to Hula
Oahu Road Trip #1
I picked up a rental car today and made it to a few slightly more out of
the way places. Not all were off the beaten path since it was Sunday and
the paths to the beaches were definitely getting beaten.
I took my first ride on The Bus and did a little walking. I climbed a
tower, checked out a brewery, visited an armadillo, and watched a little
I spent some time at a memorial I've wanted to see most of my life and
also got to see and try some things I've only read about recently.
More than half of my twenty-two hour day was spent inside an airplane but
I ended up in Honolulu and that makes it OK.
A few years ago I started chipping away at the list of states I had not
visited and in 2016 reduced the list to just one. The one remaining state
is Hawaii and plans are in place to scratch it off in 2017. For weeks I've
contracted and expanded the scale of the trip and I've mentally shuffled
dates and itineraries but the shuffling and flip-flopping have ended and I
now have a plan. I'll be flying out on March 23 and back on April 10. In
between I'll spend six nights each on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii (a.k.a. The
Big Island). I'll be renting a car for a couple of days on each island so
there will be some road tripping involved but flying, both to and between
the islands, will be the primary mode of transportation. I don't mind
flying but am not a fan of the lines and hassles of airports. I am very
much dreading that part of the trip but it can't be helped.
All Fifty Club, I'm on the way.