Aloha everyone. We are finally here. It took twelve hour flight to get to Oahu, Hawaii. I tell you this much, take plenty of magazines to read on the plane. The flight we took was Continental Airlines. They provided entertainment movies and sitcom comedies, but once you complete viewing the programs they just recycle the same showings. You will get bored. My girlfriend and I attempted to sleep on the flight, however, that is difficult.
First of all, the chairs are not very comfortable. The headrest for the seats are very harsh and provide to comfort for the head. After awhile, the head becomes heavy and began to hurt causing me a headaches. I wish the airline industry could widen the seats and make the sits lean more to provide better position to sleep.
Finally, we saw the island of Oahu. We started to descend and excitement of getting off the plane is want we needed dearly. Plus the time difference confused our bodies time clock. It took couple minutes to get our single bag, but everything went smooth exiting the airport. We proceeded to the car rental representative who directed us quickly to our destination to be pick-up by the shuttle driver. The shuttle driver was very helpful and gave very important information in regards to the car rental location and directions how to get back to return the car. Its great information, but if this is your first time at Hawaii, then the information was not very useful. First of all, the name addresses are difficult to remember and never mind spelling it out. Its a good idea to do research in Google maps or buy a map to understand or get an idea of the streets.
Once in the car, I began to start getting my sense of directions. We drove the Kam Highway to get a better view of the Oahu and to show my girlfriend a little about Hawaii street level. I believe in being in the trenches in order to get the feel and beauty of Oahu, Hawaii. We proceeded East bound on Kam highway viewing Chinatown, Pearl Harbor, parks, malls, and historic sites.
Finally, we made to Waikiki. We were tired and we needed to get some rest. We checked in the Kapiolani hotel without any problems. The only issue we had was the cost of parking. The cost of parking in Hawaii is expensive especially in Waikiki area. We could park out in the street, but there is a possibility of getting ticket. We decided to pay the parking at the hotel for the next five days.
The room was not big, or i would not consider it the right fit for me, but it did. Anyway, we are not going to stay in the room much anyway, so i didn't care much of the room size. The one complaint is the a.c. being position or the bed being position, which block the a.c. duct. That said, we didn't care much because we were so tired. We put our belongings away and immediately lay down in bed until the next morning. Aloha!! We made it. Day one over. Thank god.