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whoaskew
10-29-2012, 11:57 AM
http://asknigeljohnson.com/on-vacation-for-a-week-in-hawaii/


It is 7:30am local time and I just woke up. One of the first things that I did is check Chiefsplanet (one of my favorite sites) to see what I missed in the world. After spending nearly all day traveling yesterday to get here from Kansas City, I was pretty exhausted when I finally arrived last night.

Surprisingly, the tsunami didn't cause any delays for me at the airports, but each of my two layovers posed their own challenges.

My first layover was in Denver, where for a couple hours I had to endure watching Bronco fans and John Elway posters everywhere I went. The only thing that made me feel comfortable was knowing that Denver played the Saints in the Sunday night game, and I hoped that my cousin would be activated by the Saints for the game so he would have an opportunity to pick off a Peyton pass (or two) like he did to Aaron Rogers last year. I still don't know who won that game and I am scared to look.

My second layover was in San Francisco, where I was initially so thankful that I was able to catch the final 3 quarters of the Chiefs game. I was convinced that we were going to pound the Raiders into the Aarowhead turf, which would have allowed me to walk around in the Raiders own Bay Area backyard with my chest poked out, full of that Aarowhead pride. Of course the Chiefs let me down (AGAIN) and not only did they ruin my taste for football, they ruined my taste for the amazingly awesome Reuben sandwhich that I was eating while watching the game.

I boarded the plane, full of disgust and anger, and midflight the pilot came over the loud speakers to tell us passengers that the San Francisco Giants had just won the World Series, so the Bay Area had even more reason to celebrate that day.

Sometimes it sucks to be a Chiefs fan, but at least the tsunami didn't ruin my vacation...

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 12:05 PM
fuck you. I spent my vacation in Horton, Kansas.

Baconeater
10-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Fuck you, I still haven't gotten my vacation. Although I'm off today and tomorrow.

Bump
10-29-2012, 12:07 PM
Kona brewery is okay beer

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 12:08 PM
**** you, I still haven't gotten my vacation. Although I'm off today and tomorrow.

Horton is beautiful this time of year.

OK no it isn't.

Baconeater
10-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Horton is beautiful this time of year.

OK no it isn't.
Hey, it has a lake, which more than I can say for Omaha.

boogblaster
10-29-2012, 12:10 PM
id trade ya places this week .....

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 12:12 PM
Hey, it has a lake, which more than I can say for Omaha.

It's got a pool... and a pond......... the pond might be better for you.

MagicHef
10-29-2012, 12:25 PM
There's a restaurant in Waimea named Merrman's that is very good. Also, we did a hike from the highway to a pebble beach just north of Kona where a large group of sea turtles were swimming around and would swim up into a small lagoon off the beach. There was no one else there except for an old Hawaiian guy using a net to catch fish off the beach. It was pretty awesome.

58-4ever
10-29-2012, 01:53 PM
The Big Island is the BEST. It's a lot less touristy, and you can easily get around to just about anywhere you want to go. Have fun!! I don't know that I have a ton of recommendations for Hawaii. You should know what to do. ;)

58-4ever
10-29-2012, 01:54 PM
There's a restaurant in Waimea named Merrman's that is very good. Also, we did a hike from the highway to a pebble beach just north of Kona where a large group of sea turtles were swimming around and would swim up into a small lagoon off the beach. There was no one else there except for an old Hawaiian guy using a net to catch fish off the beach. It was pretty awesome.

That's the best part about Kona. There are so many places that make it seem like it's just you and the locals.

Easy 6
10-29-2012, 02:02 PM
Horton is beautiful this time of year.

OK no it isn't.

LMAO

Inmem58
10-29-2012, 02:05 PM
Went to Maui last year, great choice for a vacation. The scuba diving is awesome.

vailpass
10-29-2012, 05:23 PM
The World Series was this week?

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 05:24 PM
The World Series was this week?

**Obligatory "I'm too cool to watch baseball" post***

vailpass
10-29-2012, 05:41 PM
**Obligatory "I'm too cool to watch baseball" post***

Not at all.

I barely saw or head anything about the World Series; I barely knew it was going on. I did not know it was already over. I remember when it was a much bigger event.

Raiderhader
10-29-2012, 05:43 PM
I went to Hawaii for vacation last year. I never checked in with the Planet while I was there.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 05:43 PM
Not at all.

Was mostly kidding. It was historically boring and I'm a baseball fanatic.

vailpass
10-29-2012, 05:44 PM
Was mostly kidding. It was historically boring and I'm a baseball fanatic.

Two of my sons play in the Cal Ripken Little League out here; I love to watch live baseball. Not so much on TV though.

nstygma
10-29-2012, 05:46 PM
go see the lava flows

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 05:47 PM
Two of my sons play in the Cal Ripken Little League out here; I love to watch live baseball. Not so much on TV though.

As I said in the WS thread I can watch the little league WS, college baseball and a mid-season Mariners vs. Indians game just because I enjoy the game so much. This years WS made me long for any of those.

vailpass
10-29-2012, 05:49 PM
As I said in the WS thread I can watch the little league WS, college baseball and a mid-season Mariners vs. Indians game just because I enjoy the game so much. This years WS made me long for any of those.

That bad?

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 05:55 PM
That bad?

I was bad man.

JoeyChuckles
10-29-2012, 05:56 PM
I'm up to four years full time without a vacation, minus a few days here and there.

Dr. Facebook Fever
10-29-2012, 05:58 PM
I'm up to four years full time without a vacation, minus a few days here and there.

Why?

T-post Tom
10-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Have dinner at Brown's Beach House. AMAZING! Be sure to drink some Kona coffee while you're there. If you dig da hemp, you won't have a hard time finding some homegrown pakalolo.

whoaskew
10-30-2012, 12:56 PM
The Big Island is the BEST. It's a lot less touristy, and you can easily get around to just about anywhere you want to go. Have fun!! I don't know that I have a ton of recommendations for Hawaii. You should know what to do. ;)

With this being my first time, I was worried that I picked the wrong island to visit. Good to hear that I made the right choice.

I went to Hawaii for vacation last year. I never checked in with the Planet while I was there.

Although I don't post very often, I have been checking the Planet almost daily since 2005 when I found it. I guess that I am addicted.

go see the lava flows

I am actually planning to see the lava flows today.

Have dinner at Brown's Beach House. AMAZING! Be sure to drink some Kona coffee while you're there. If you dig da hemp, you won't have a hard time finding some homegrown pakalolo.

Kona coffee is definitely on the agenda. As far as the homegrown, that is definitely tempting :)