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06-01-2008 01:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: aloha holiday hawaii

Aloha Jocks, back form Honolulu & just catching up with a mountain of emails.
You Americans sure do treat your visitors well, the people there are very friendly but the meals are too big (what a silly thing to complain about).
We did the ‘Pride of America’ island hop & 6 nights in Honolulu. Saw my first volcano (awesome). My wife liked the shopping (too much for my liking). I did find a shopping treat though, it was called ‘Lowes’, best hardware shop in town. It was a real treat to see the differences in some of the tools, although most things are very much the same, you do have some great hammers though.
Did the ‘Pearl harbour’ trip and visited the memorial & the Missourie. The memorial is a very sobering experience but one I would not have missed the oportunity to pay my respects.
Anyway back in business & back to finishing my grandaughters bed.
P.S many thanks to those who gave me that valueable tourist information.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 06-01-2008 01:34 AM

Thank you for your warm welcome to LJ that you just sent me, and funny funny how small a world it really is, my Brother and his Wife just got back from Hawaii last night. They absolutely loved it and would go back in a heart beat. Next time you are ready for some American hospitality come on out to Montana, we may not have a lot of hard woods but we do have a lot of open spaces and good hospitality.

-- “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper … and the buyers who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” John Ruskin

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#2 posted 06-01-2008 01:58 AM

Thanks for the invite kjverlanic. My things to see on next visit to the US are monument valley, yellowstone, Cape Kennedy & Niagara Falls (God willing) to name a few.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 06-01-2008 02:17 AM

Glad you’re back home safe and sound. I have decided to follow the better angels of my nature and avoid the standard Hawaiian double entendre about getting lei-ed. Family site and all…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 06-01-2008 02:32 AM

Welcome home my friend! Glad you had a wonderful time. It sounds like you packed a lot into your visit.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 06-01-2008 02:52 AM

glad your back grumpy ! sounds like you had a great time

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#6 posted 06-01-2008 03:10 AM

Welcome home, the Missouri memorial is very moving. That drop of oil floating up right on time, just like Old Faithful…..

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#7 posted 06-01-2008 04:04 AM

I am glad that you are back. Now that your battery is recharged I am sure that you are ready to get back to making some sawdust.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 06-01-2008 04:27 AM

Missed you, Grumpy. Welcome back.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 06-01-2008 07:59 AM

What? You didn’t go to a Home Depot also?

Good to have you back!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 06-01-2008 10:52 AM

Thanks for the welcome back everyone, now to make some sawdust.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-01-2008 11:09 AM

TomK- It’s the Arizona that’s sitting on the bottom leaking oil. The Missouri is still above the water.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#12 posted 06-01-2008 12:58 PM

I’m glad you had a safe, & enjoyable tour.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 06-01-2008 10:30 PM

Yes Edc, they call them the tears of the sailors below.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 06-02-2008 01:30 AM

Hi Grumpy;

I surprised your still using this name after a trip like that!

Good to hear you had a great time!

Welcome back.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 06-02-2008 03:57 AM

It always seems that we run short of time when we are on Oahu, but I would love to visit the Missouri someday. I did however tour the WW2 submarine and I can not imagine working in an enviroment like that, really amazing. The volcano is interesting isn’t it? We have been getting alot of vog on occasion at our place, nasty smelling stuff when the wind blows it this way, but I am glad you had a good trip, next time let me know and I will wave as you sail by.

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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