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Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Aloha Everyone,

This was an eventful one week. The start of our trip began when our UAL flight had a mechanical problem. The solution was for everyone to deplane and wait for a replacement plane to arrive from Chicago. Two plus hours delay at LAX, but the rest of our flight went smoothly.

This morning we woke up at 5:30 am allowing more than sufficient time to finish packing and get ready for departure. There is no good timing when your hotel elevators are not working. The front desk clerk informed us that there is a district wide power outage due to the heavy thunder and lightning. The result was we had to take the fire stairwell from the 32nd floor to ground level  Fortunately a maintenance man joined our climb down and he came to our assistance by carrying our suitcase.

Our airport shuttle service claimed that we were no show when they phoned. Perhaps we could not hear our phone ring as we were navigating the narrow, musty stairs.

Quick decision to take a taxi to the airport saved our morning. There was a 30 minutes departure delay due to the baggage conveyor system not working. Again, the culprit was the weather.

But then when we look at our Hawaiian album, all that would be embedded in our memories would be happy smiling faces, beautiful scenery and great food.

Aloha -- Cathi