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Kauai Day 1: Time Travelling

semi-overcast 84 °F

While our group...
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Visited beaches...
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Snacked on Portuguese food...
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And watched the Running of the Bulls on Terceira...
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We flew through the air, first from Boston to San Francisco and then from San Francisco to Kauai. Our flights were not bad: from Boston to San Francisco we sat in front of Catherine’s parents, and next to a woman from Boston who owns a ranch in Oregon. We had a nice conversation with her. After our flight, we parted ways with Catherine’s parents and flew to Kauai. Our seats were very nice because we had an empty third seat in our row.
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We got to Kauai, rented our car (which turned out to be a Jeep) and drove to the house that Daniel’s family is staying in. Our room is very comfortable and the towels are folded into a turtle. We are very excited to start this leg of our trip, and to explore Kauai!

Posted by danielcatherine 00:49 Archived in USA Tagged food beach san_francisco portugal seats boston kauai bulls Comments (1)

Portugal Day 18: SATA Plane!

semi-overcast 78 °F

While our group...
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Climbed Pico...
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And went sailing on Jose Antonio’s boat...
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And Daniel’s family saw seals and turtles in Hawaii...
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We were saying our goodbyes to Faial and flying on the first leg of the journey from the Azores to Hawaii. Our first stop was Boston.
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Our hotel was across the street from Fenway Park, and a game had been played earlier that day. Our hotel was a historic building, and had been the venue for some of the plotting in the 1919 fixing of the World Series. It was a somewhat odd and dated room, but we slept well and were glad to have a chance to rest after our flights.

Posted by danielcatherine 00:20 Archived in Portugal Tagged turtles boat hawaii boston pico sata faial jose_antonio Comments (0)

Portugal Day 2: Snacks on a Plane

Which is What Our Day Mostly Consisted Of...

sunny 73 °F

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We didn’t get to bed until about two in the morning, and we had to get up by four to make our flight. Daniel’s parents brought us to the San Francisco Airport, and we checked in with JetBlue, who we were flying to Boston.
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Us in the airport waiting to board. We had an upgrade to “Even More Space,” JetBlue’s Economy Plus. This entitled us to board slightly early.
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The Central Valley from the sky.
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JetBlue had a free pantry throughout the flight which allowed us to get snacks and drinks the entire time. Since our schedules were off from travel, it was nice to be able to eat as we desired.
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We got grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner at Johnny Rockets, then walked back to get to our plane. On the way over, we saw this Make Way for Ducklings themed mural.
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Our plane was named Pedro Nunes, after this Portuguese mathematician and astronomer. Daniel especially appreciates airlines that name their planes, like Hawaiian (which uses the names of navigationally-important stars), Aer Lingus (Irish saints) and now TAP Portugal as well.
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Our food options: pasta or meats. We got one of each, and tried a Portuguese beer called Sagres.
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Our first glimpses or Portugal: the lights of Lisbon through the clouds at sunrise. We are so excited to explore Portugal, but so tired. We will write about our adventures in Lisbon on Day 3!

Posted by danielcatherine 03:49 Archived in USA Tagged clouds san francisco lisbon portugal johnny_rockets boston snacks sagres pedro_nunes jet_blue Comments (1)

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