Rambutan and Dragon Fruit with some milk. Some of you will recall that I have been staying at the best hotels on Oahu because I chose not to take my Fall around the world trip this year. I am today at the Princess Kaiulani and next weekend will complete my splurge with two nights at the Halekulani, as Chaine des Rotisseurs will be having our annual dinner there. The first reason for the PK was that I haven't stayed here for decades, and they just refurbished. The second was that Ed Jurkens invited me to his family Thanksgiving luncheon at the Oceanarium, a short walk away. The third, and most important, is that this brings me up to 25 stays at a Starwood hotel, raising me to Platinum status next year. Why is this important? Free internet, upgrade to the best available room, check-in gift (many times a bottle of wine), use of any Executive Club, etc. By the way, Hawaii has laws that prevent Executive Clubs serving liquor. This might be the only location in the world with this restriction.
The view from my room was spectacular:
No, not a large blue egg but my view of the hotel pool:
And the Hyatt (where I had dinner last night) blocking my view of Diamond Head:
This was a most enjoyable one day vacation, and my carbon footprint was not all that bad. Aloha.