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February 08, 2007

Hawai'i

During the summer of 1999, I traveled to Hawai'i with People to People on the trip of a lifetime.

June 24, 1999
The flight, originating from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, flew to Houston, Texas lasting two hours. After a several hour layover, we continued on Continental Airlines to Honolulu International Airport on O'ahu. The flight lasted eight and a half hours (much of which were spent sleeping)! We transfered yet again to a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Hilo International Airport, which lasted another hour. Finally arriving at our destination, we were greeted by locals with fresh flower leis.
Traditional Hawai'ian Lei

The total amount of time spent flying, waiting and driving to our destination was approximately fourteen to fifteen hours. This consumed an entire day and everyone was exhausted.

We stayed in the dorms of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. Each dorm was two doubles with a conjoined bathroom. After such a long day, everyone just unpacked, ate, socialized and went to bed eager to start our adventure the next day. Although the realization that I was in Hawai'i kept me awake for some hours into the night, my exhaustion got the best of me.
University of Hilo Dorm

Posted by scheemo at February 8, 2007 12:42 AM