Aulani Day 2: The Lazy River
Dec07

Aulani Day 2: The Lazy River

Now today was just perfect. It was exactly what I wanted to do on vacation.. spending time with my family, having fun and just relaxing! Disney’s Aulani has a lazy river in the middle of the resort and we were all excited about this. You can enter into this river all throughout the resort. Just grab a tube and float away. My family got the double tubes, so all three of us were able to float on it. My daughter was in the middle...

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Aulani Day 1: Aloha Chip and Dale!
Dec06

Aulani Day 1: Aloha Chip and Dale!

We just checked into Disney’s Aulani Resort and guess who ran into? Chip and Dale! They were the first characters we ran into at DisneySea as well! The resort is really nice, just don’t expect Disneyland when you arrive. The Disney-related decorations are very subtle and blend into the culture and environment around here very well. You can sense the theme here is balance and earthy tones in all their structures and...

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Highway Inn – Delicious Local Hawaiian Foods
Dec05

Highway Inn – Delicious Local Hawaiian Foods

Today, we visited our Cousin Ed. He started working at a new restaurant called Highway Inn, Kaka’ako about a month ago so we definitely had to try it! We walked in and it was quite busy! We were seated at a table near the front desk and I ordered the local favorite, Loco Moco. There’s a small twist with this dish that I didn’t know when I ordered it. It’s made with smoked meat with an aioli sauce instead of...

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Fun in the Ocean and Sand
Dec04

Fun in the Ocean and Sand

We just took it easy today. The family and I are still under the weather, but the warm heat here is helping a lot. We had a nice lunch at Wolfgang Puck Express and then walked across the street to play in the ocean for a bit. My daughter loved running in the water and feeling the sand between her toes! It’s been about a year since she’s done this. Later that night, we walked around and did some shopping, then had dinner at...

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Dancing in Hawaii
Dec03

Dancing in Hawaii

Well, my daughter is happy. She’s just dancing everywhere we go. Love this mural at our hotel at Queen Kapiolani. Our room has a great view of Diamond Head and the ocean as well. :)

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Heading on Vacation
Dec03

Heading on Vacation

Packing is certainly not my favorite thing to do. But add a cold and drowsiness and it certainly makes things a little more difficult. But I got it done thing morning, just right before I had to leave for the airport. The family and I would be a lot happier about our upcoming vacation if we weren’t all sick. I’m really hoping the lovely warm Hawaii weather will cure us all. :) My daughter did great on the flight. She was...

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