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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2016, 01:46:13 PM »
Red sand beach, on Road to Hana:


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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2016, 01:47:27 PM »
Wow!

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Re: Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2016, 01:59:27 PM »
Wow! You just went to TBI for a day? Where'd you fly into and stay overnight? Here's hoping the ocean entry is still happening next month.

Indeed. I felt like quite the jetsetter.

Flew OGG-ITO-OGG.

Hotels in ITO are an issue, as all the nice hotels are a 90+ min drive to KOA.  After calling nearly every decent (and some not decent) hotel/motel/inn/tent-looking structure, and being told they're fully booked, we found the Grand Naniloa (http://www.grandnaniloahilo.com/), but which had some scary looking TA reviews.  However, just as we were debating sleeping in the car, we pulled the trigger when we found it had been undergoing a massive $35 MM renovation to become a DoubleTree! http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/hawaii/grand-naniloa-hotel-hilo-a-doubletree-by-hilton-ITOHNDT/index.html.

We went, were put in a brand new room and slept like babies until 7 AM when we hopped back over to OGG.  Phenomenal experience to see the lava.
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Re: Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2016, 02:00:57 PM »
How did you end up finding availability at the Andaz?

Hi, do you have any C+P avail for my dates?

Nope.

Let's start over -- this is AJK, do you have any C+P avail for my dates?

Absolutely. If you tell us your flight info we'll send a car to pick you up.

K, ty.
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Re: Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2016, 02:01:34 PM »
Full TR please in a dedicated thread.

The full TR won't be happening, but the dedicated thread it seems I can't do anything about  >:( ;D
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Re: Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2016, 02:02:21 PM »
I just made this the background of my computer at work. Wow.

That's the one I chose, too  ;)
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2016, 02:02:30 PM »
Hi, do you have any C+P avail for my dates?

Nope.

Let's start over -- this is AJK, do you have any C+P avail for my dates?

Absolutely. If you tell us your flight info we'll send a car to pick you up.

K, ty.
That's pretty much what I imagined. 

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2016, 02:06:54 PM »
Did AJK Jr. come along or was he left behind?

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2016, 02:09:55 PM »
Did AJK Jr. come along or was he left behind?

Technically or practically?

Technically, JAK did not come.  Practically, though, we wired the house for video and sound, motion sensors for the crib, automated alexa apps for lighting, downloaded apps, got gogo passes and wifi cards, scheduled video calls, so that even though he was not with us, he was with us Mrs. AJK, if you know what I mean.
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2016, 02:17:45 PM »
I know exactly what you mean  ;D

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2016, 02:48:16 PM »
Technically or practically?

Technically, JAK did not come.  Practically, though, we wired the house for video and sound, motion sensors for the crib, automated alexa apps for lighting, downloaded apps, got gogo passes and wifi cards, scheduled video calls, so that even though he was not with us, he was with us Mrs. AJK, if you know what I mean.
automated babysitting?? sign me up!
kidding aside, did the sitter let you do that in her home or did you have someone in yours?
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2016, 03:01:02 PM »
Unreal.... can't wait to see lava video...

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2016, 03:18:32 PM »
How what!!!! OMG these are spectacular!

What kind of camera did you use. these are not possible on a dumb phone
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Re: Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2016, 03:21:37 PM »
Epic sunset at Wailea Beach:





trying to show my wife. where did it go?

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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2016, 03:31:00 PM »


Many thanks for your thoughts on edits, as always.
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Re: Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2016, 03:31:13 PM »
trying to show my wife. where did it go?

Where did what go?
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Re: AJK's Maui And Big Island 2016 TR
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2016, 03:39:00 PM »



What kind of camera did you use. these are not possible on a dumb phone
https://youtu.be/uv0n52-ncmg


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