Hawaii 219: Aloha, Hawaii


After a short-lived 10 days in paradise, it was now time to get back to reality.

We had one last, relaxing breakfast at the buffet in DUO and then meandered around the Four Seasons’ premises taking pictures for the rest of the morning until checkout.

Four Seasons Maui Fountain

We took the convertible for one last spin on the way to the airport town of Kahului. We also hit up Walmart for some boxes of everyone’s favorite Hawaiian chocolates and then went to Zippy’s for our last Hawaiian meal of the trip.

Nothing more Hawaiian than some great plate lunches. That Chili Moco down below is a whole new level above your standard Loco Moco!

Zippy's Chili Moco

Zippy’s Chili Moco

We went straight to National Car Rental to return the car and take the shuttle to OGG.

The Hawaiian Airlines flight over to Oahu was quick and we had three hours to kill before our long flight home so we decided to head over to the United Club.

As we walked to the lone United Club at HNL, we spotted a glimpse of our ride home. There she was in her new United livery:

United 14 HNL-EWR Boeing 767-400

United 14 HNL-EWR
Boeing 767-400

We actually flew back the day before the Continental and United computer systems were merged together (March 2, 2012) so we were lucky to avoid any mess. Other than that, the flight home in BusinessFirst was uneventful (in a great way).

Dinner service was quick and we had enough time to get some shuteye on this 10 hour redeye back to Newark.

Side note, bonehead move of the flight was choosing row 1 on a redeye flight with the galley in front. Those curtains don’t really block out the light. If you book it, bring an eyemask!

So there it is… that was our wonderful Hawaiian honeymoon and a great start to our lives together as a married, traveling couple!

Aloha and mahalo, Hawaii…

Aloha & Mahalo

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