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Old 02-28-2017, 02:33 PM   #11
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Have you considered putting tanning bulbs in the garage light fixtures and then putting up cardboard palm trees and some sand on the floor?
Not as much as I have thought about a heater...

Garage is actually framed with logs.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:43 PM   #12
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Kitty litter looks almost like sand
Usually I gotta put that on the floor now and then

And if you squint a bit that mop standing in the corner kinda looks like a palm tree, kinda

Couple of flood lights and I am set

Oh yea, I forgot the sprinkler on the roof, read on

85_Ranger, it RAINS every day in Hawaii, might only last 10-15minutes but it does rain every day.

High season, most expensive time, is actually when it rains the most, Nov/December to March/April, but many north americans head over because it is worse here, cold and snowy.
Low season May to Sept, it is cheaper and drier

But there is a Tropical Rain forest area on most of the islands, so "rain" will happen every day
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Looking at room pricing it seems when we are going in October we are kind of a lull.

I suppose all the summer vacation types are done, there is a huge price spike around Christmas.

The condo we are looking at will come out at around $150/night with all the fees which isn't that bad... even compared to hotel in the midwest.

I did check the weather there really quick, supposed to to rain there every day this week and they are currently under a flash flood watch...
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When are you getting married? I just got married and went to Kauai on my honeymoon. I don't like paying for expensive/overpriced meals so we stocked up our hotel room with food from Costco lol
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Well, been there done that three weeks ago.

One idea we kind of dumb luck found: She had asked for Target gift cards in addition to towels and all kinds of other household crap. Well we had a bunch of cards left over and they have a Super Target in Honolulu, so we bought cereal for breakfast, sandwich stuff for lunch on the go and sandals with our gift cards. Stuff was really pretty fairly priced too, higher than home but not as bad as it was made out to be.

Condo was amazing, two blocks from the beach, onsite parking... loved it.

Rented a car for the full time we were there, rush hours sucked but otherwise driving was fun, only regret was we couldn't afford a Mustang... next time (and I sincerely hope there is a next time)

I have been sorting/thinning/rotating photos since we got back, here are the first two days worth.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/152407...57666048554499

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Looks like you guys had fun. I love Hawaii and I can't wait to go again. Is that Waikiki beach? I spent a lot of time hanging out and walking around there.
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Yup, I loved that beach. It was nice after a long day of site seeing we would head back to the condo, change walk out to the beach, swim, watch the sun set over the water then walk back to the condo, change and then walk somewhere to eat.

That is only two days worth of pics, I have four more days yet to get uploaded yet.
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Nice pics...reminded me of my trip to Florida with my Fiance-eh...she was French Canadian...but we drove and stayed in motels.

Good idea bout the gift cards...I used travel checks back then (1991). Gift cards would be better for some things...not sure if they are insurable or if you could have registered them in case they were stolen but might be worth looking into for future reference.

Ah, the walking everywhere honeymoon...sounds like a really nice way to ease into a long journey...
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