Cruz Hawaii, Australia & New Zealand

March 25, 2010  -  April 4, 2010

Group arrived into Honolulu about 1:55 pm HST They got their fresh flower leis, picked up their bags and headed for the bus Got a picture of the group right before they got on the vehicle. They checked into the hotel and headed down to Waikiki Beach before dinner! We walked down Kalakaua Avenue to dinner at Planet Hollywood and caught a hula show on the way there at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. We then continued on to dinner. We arrived alittle early, yet got seated right away. The place was quite busy with another group of a 150 high school band members, yet serve was quick and we were all eating within 15 minutes after ordering. We had a choice of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken caesar salads, a pasta dish, or grilled chicken sandwich. Everyone seem to enjoy each others company, yet when everyone had finished their meal, most felt the task of a long days journey. We walk back to the hotel via the beach. The sand on Waikiki Beach in your toes was soothing and cool. The evening was alittle breezing mixed in with a few sprinkles of rain from the valley. Everyone seemed to have an enjoyable first day in Hawaii. Its time for bed as tomorrow starts at 6:30 am with a 5:45 am wake call for all. We have a full day of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu City including Iolani Palace, then a luau in the evening.