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Aloha!! The time is fast approaching and I wanted to let my 'Rainers know I'll be unplugged for a bit.

My fiance and I are taking off for Hawaii on Thursday for 10 days and I couldn't be more excited or ready.  She's been but I haven't and I look forward to snorkeling, hiking, surfing and whatever else the islands have in store for us.  I want to feel that warm sand between my toes, be totally unreachable and just breath.  Ahhhh....Zen.

First stop is Oahu and then off to Maui.  If everything I've been hearing is true, I may not come back!  Hell, i can work from the beach!  If you have any excursion or restaurant recommendations, let me know.

So my Angels, if you try and reach me anytime after Wednesday I won't get back to you until after July 2nd.  I'll miss you! 

Malama pono!

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Joanna Cohlan
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Kerrie, have a wonderful vacation.  If you get a chance, go to The Big Island and enjoy the incredible lava beaches and volcanoes! I love Hawaii and you will definitely appreciate the entire package!

June 19, 2012 06:53 AM #26
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Kerrie La Guardia
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Thanks for all the well wishes guys!!  I'm sooo ready!!!

June 19, 2012 08:49 AM #27
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
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Kerrie~my hubby and I have been to Maui a few times, got married on Ulua Beach near Wailea at sunset. It was a PERFECT wedding! There is a day-trip for snorkeling and possible dolphin sighting/ swimming out of Lahaina, I believe. It takes you to Lanai?, the same island that Bill Gates "rented" to get married. You go on a catamaran (sp?) so COOL. (Mary Elizabeth mentioned it, sorry--well, now you have TWO who recommend it).

Upcountry, there is an incredible garden to visit with all kinds of tropical plants. Fabulous--can't recall the name, sorry.

We never made it up to the mountain, I guess you go very early in the AM and it can be really cold, then warms up later.

It is one of our favorite places on EARTH. Very expensive for the people who live there...most have more than one job from what I recall. So, TIP GENEROUSLY!!

Congrats on your engagement, too. If you need to know more about how to do a wedding package (easy/peasy), I have a great contact for a female minister and we incorporated many Hawaiin traditions into our ceremony...even had a harpist on the beach and it wasn't exhorbitantly expensive.

 

 

June 19, 2012 01:34 PM #28
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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Don't miss the Old Lahaina Luau on Maui. Kind of corny, but all part of the experience, and this is the best of the islands. Drink a "Lava Flow". I also agree that you should get out on a boat trip (I like the one up the Napili Coast) and for easy snorkeling without a boat, try Airport Beach in Ka'anapali. We spend a lot of time on Maui as my parents have a home there. Have a wonderful time!

Gretchen

June 19, 2012 06:20 PM #29
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Have a wonderful time but I know you will still be thinking about us just a wee bit. Each one of your photos is cuter than the next!

Margaret

June 19, 2012 08:09 PM #30
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Late to this party!  First of all, fabulous new photo, I love it.  Second.............congratulations on your engagement.  Last but not least, have a wonderful time on your vacation!  Hawaii is a dream of mine..........some day!

June 21, 2012 03:22 AM #31
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Charlie Ragonesi
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So I hate you . But wish you all the best and look forward to seeing Hawii pictures , which will make me hate you even more. No really have a great time and best wishes on your engagement

June 22, 2012 01:22 PM #32
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BEAUTIFUL!  I hope you have an incredible time (know you will!) - and tell us all about it when you return!

June 22, 2012 02:32 PM #33
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Ive never been to Hawaii. I'll be there eventually. Enjoy yourself!

June 23, 2012 08:45 PM #34
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Morgan Evans
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Sounds like an amazing vacation, you can't go wrong with white sand, blue water and lots of sunshine.

 

June 24, 2012 06:39 AM #35
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Wow!  Lots of new and news... New profile pic, which by the way, is REALLY gorgeous.  New announcement of the engagement news, and news that you're leaving us.. well for  a short time.  Have fun!

June 24, 2012 07:28 PM #36
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Kerri, hope Hawaii is being everything you expected it to be, and if you happen to see Sally Cheeseman give her a hug for me :)

July 01, 2012 04:25 PM #37
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Did you get to visit Georgina or Sally while you were out in the islands? Great new profile photo!

July 03, 2012 01:55 PM #38
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Kerrie, I hope you had as much fun as I did the last 10 days in Maui! 

(c) 2012 Paul Henderson

July 05, 2012 04:29 PM #39
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Jill Sackler
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That new picture is stunning. Congrats on everything.

July 06, 2012 06:14 AM #40
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Kristin Hamilton
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Hi Kerrie,

When do we get to see your Hawaii photos? I have been many places in the world but never to Hawaii. I want to go and cruise the islands. I think that would be so much fun so next year I am going to do it. It is on my bucket list. Plus my father-in-law who just passed was a Pearl Harbor Survivor so it will mean so much to me to see the Arizona. Luckily he was in a building on the base and not physically on the Arizona.

Post some Hawaii photos! Please. Do you  have a new photo?

July 07, 2012 11:55 AM #41
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Debb Janes
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Congrats Kerrie, I saw the beautiful photos on Facebook. Hope it was as romantic and spectacular as it looked...welcome home.

July 09, 2012 03:03 PM #42
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Anna Dovger
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I guess you are back home! I hope you had a great time and enjoyed the break. We went to the main island ones and I want to go and see more but it is way too far. Mexico is only 2 hs away from Houston and that is pretty much our any destination now because we don't really want to waste a day traveling somewhere else.

July 09, 2012 08:05 PM #43
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Kerrie - I hope Hawaii was all you imagined it to be.  I have made 4 trips to the islands, and each experience has been different from the other.  I absolutely love the place.  It's been awhile since I have returned.  I hope to do that this coming winter.

July 10, 2012 04:06 AM #44
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Hi Kerrie. Hope you two had fun. I was born and raised in Hawai'i. Just recently did the Legislature pass a law which allows for civil unions so if you two do get married on Maui in the future I wish you all the best !

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