Bruce and Jan

Bruce and Jan
Dancin' Through Life Together

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 1 - Honolulu

Today we began our adventure.  40 days and 40 nights, a lot of water, a large ship, and animals all neatly paired off.  Maybe there's a story in there somewhere?  Can we write a screenplay about it?  Oh, wait - I think that story's already been told.  And the animals are really just "party animals" anyway. 

Early this morning we began our trek with a long flight from Denver to Honolulu, arriving one day before we board the ship.  I don't like to risk flying in and boarding the same day, in case there are any travel glitches.  Our flight was uneventful, just the way we like them.  We got an AWESOME hotel room just 2 blocks from Waikiki Beach for a bargain $95 on an internet special.  The travel deals are out there, for sure!  That's one of the few great things about the economy - travel is more affordable than ever.

We met up with my niece Jana who has lived here for a few years now - what a lucky lady!  I think I need an island to call home.  We enjoyed a relaxing happy hour on the beach before a yummy dinner at Duke's.
Jan and Bruce on Waikiki Beach - Diamondhead in background
Jan and Jana at Duke's
We took an after-dinner stroll and enjoyed some of the local entertainment along the street.  One of our favorites is a guy who does "contact juggling" with crystal balls.  His performance is mesmerizing - the large crystal ball weighs over a pound and yet it looks like it just floats in the air.  We saw him last year and hoped we would find him again.  To our delight his show was even bigger and more impressive.  Bruce knows what he wants to do in his retirement days - assuming he retires someday.  Check out these videos - it's amazing!

Billy showing Bruce some tricks

The jet lag is killer - I've been up for over 24 hours.  Ready for some sleep.  Tomorrow we will board our ship and sail away.  The first 5 days straight are sea days.  We won't see land again until Tahiti.  I guess we'll be forced to get some writing done.  I'm ready!!

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