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Day 7 – Hawaii Trip

We did not have a lot planned for today. We started the day going to Manoa Falls. The hike was about 30 minutes each way and was a completely different environment than we had been in so far. It was jungle and while not hot, it was very humid. We then drove out for a … Continue reading »

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Day 6 – Hawaii Trip

We slept in a little later this morning. Then we stopped by the Kamehameha Statue that they show in Hawaii 5-0 all the time… Then we headed all the way to the opposite side of Oahu to the town of Laie. We first stopped of at Lanie Point… After a quick lunch, we drove by … Continue reading »

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Day 5 – Hawaii Trip

We started the day going to Diamond Head crater. Here is where we started… Then after some steep trails, some stairs, more trails, more stairs, a tunnel that I am sure did not have enough air in it, some more trails, some more stairs, then more stairs, then more stairs, we reached the top rim… … Continue reading »

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Day 4 – Hawaii Trip

The day started early cause it would take all day to see everything at Pearl Harbor… We started with a great tour of the USS Missouri… The spot where the surrender was signed… We also visited the USS Bowfin submarine… And the Pacific Aviation Museum… And the USS Arizona memorial. Here we are on the … Continue reading »

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Day 3 – Hawaii Trip

We started the morning with breakfast at the hotel in San Diego… Then we took the shuttle to the dreaded airport to get an airplane involved in this trip… Pretty soon we were on board and away we went… After a long 5 hours, we caught our first glimpse of where we were headed… After … Continue reading »

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July 6 Update

We have just landed on Oahu!

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Day 2 – Hawaii Trip

Our train arrived into Los Angeles Union Station only about 45 minutes late. It allowed us to run inside and spend a few minutes in the lounge. After only about 30 minutes, our next train was arriving and we were boarding the Surfliner train to San Diego. No sleepers on this train, but we were … Continue reading »

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Day 1 – Hawaii Trip

We started the morning by dropping our little Baxter off at the Moore’s house. We have been telling him he was going to summer camp, so if you see him, make sure you don’t say anything else. We then headed out for Lamy, New Mexico. Took us about four hours to get there. We arrived … Continue reading »

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July 4 Update

We have boarded our train and are on the way to Los Angeles. Hopefully will be able to make a full post tonight from the train.  https://instagram.com/p/BHdMsfuAnvy/

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2016 Hawaii Schedule

Our yearly family vacation is upon us again. This year, it is a little bigger (i.e. more expensive) than normal since this is Stephen’s last trip ever with us! Okay, maybe not his last trip, but he did just graduate high school so this is his senior trip. So we are Hawaii bound! As is … Continue reading »

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2016 Mashburn Vacation Preview

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Days 9 & 10

We boarded our train around 9:30 Wednesday night… As far as the train trip, everything went pretty much as scheduled and planned. We did decide to see if we could raise the upper bunk with Stephen still in it. Answer: Yes. At a couple of stops along the route… And at our last train breakfast … Continue reading »

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Day 8

We finally got to start a day a little later after a couple of very tiring days. We packed up the rental car and checked out of our hotel. We stopped at Chick-fil-a for breakfast. Then we got to experiance something we had so far been able to avoid. Los Angeles traffic. Having lived most … Continue reading »

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Day 7

Today was Disney California Adventure… And the perfect Mickey ears for me… Our train leaves at 10:00pm tomorrow night so we will have plenty of time to see some more stuff tomorrow. Then we begin the journey home.

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Day 6

Pretty simple day to today. Disneyland… We found Nemo… Monorail… It’s churro time… Stephen and I do not care for rollar coasters. However, we LOVED Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We rode it 5 times. Here is Vicky and Michael on it… At the Fantasmic show… On our way out…

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Day 5

We checked out of hotel #2 and headed over to the Aquarium… To take a look at some sea life… And pet some sea life… Including touching jellyfish… After a quick lunch, we headed to the Queen Mary to check it out. We then headed out for hotel #3 in Anaheim. It is right next … Continue reading »

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Day 4

We drove around a bit this morning in Hollywood. We all got a glimpse of the Hollywood sign. Then we headed over to the Lebrea Tar Pits. Just FYI, Michael pulled out the selfie stick today so you will see some results of that in today’s post. We then made the 30 minute drive down … Continue reading »

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Day 3

The day started early with our train arriving into Los Angeles EARLY. That’s right, I said our Amtrak train was early. 4:45am. We headed into the station and checked into the sleeper lounge where we had to wait until 7:00 for the rental car place to open. Once we got our car, we stopped by … Continue reading »

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