Monday, July 13, 2009

My Hawaiian Itinerary

Okay, so I have to work most of the time, but I will have a couple afternoons off and definitely an hour or two most evenings. I'll be spending those evening hours enjoying the view above, which is the Super Pool at the Hilton Hawaiian Villages. In fact, picture me here Thursday evening as I unwind from my 14 hours traveling. ("Excuse me, pool boy? After you're done lighting those torches, would you mind bringing me another Mai Tai?. You're delicious...errr... I mean THEY'RE delicious.")

The lagoon on the bottom is where we'll be having our end of meeting party Tuesday night. The expanse of white sand beach along the ocean is where I'll be walking every morning before I have to be at work.

My room will be in one of those 3 towers on the left. I'm hoping it's one with a nice ocean view and a balcony.
After being cooped up all day Friday in a stuffy meeeting room at the super luxe Halekulani Hotel,

I've got half an hour to freshen up before the 45 minute bus ride to the Executive Committee dinner here, at the Outrigger Canoe Club.

Beginning Saturday I'll be spending most of my time at the Hawaii Convention Center with it's 2.5 acre rooftop garden with ocean and mountain views. (One block from the Fabric Depot :) )
I hope to have a couple hours off Saturday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon to do a little sightseeing. For the most part, I'm scheduled to work 9-12 hour days so I expect that most of the sights I'll be seeing are the inside of my hotel room, a taxi, and the convention center.

But don't cry for me Argentina.....

My boss tells me that the world's largest open-air shopping center, and the #1 mall in America -- Ala Moana Center -- is just across the street from the convention center, and that they have a must-visit Japanese department store: Shirokiya. I also note that they have Tiffany, Bare Escentuals, Prada, Miu Miu, Na Hoku, Brighton, Hilo Hattie, a dozen surf shops, Jimmy Choo, and about 50 very interesting kiosks worth browsing. And bonus, there's a free shuttle between the mall and the hotel. So, while I may not have any daylight time off, after dark I can cruise the mall. Now, to figure out if I can live on ketchup packets and water and use my per diem to shop :-)


  1. Wow wow wow, have a great time - how can you not?!!

  2. Thanks! I'll try to not let all the work get in the way of fun.


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