Vacation 2005

Well here I am doing another vacation web site. This time it is for a 3 week Las Vegas/Hawaiian Cruise/San Diego trip that took place October 30th to November 20th, 2005. The first 4 nights were in Las Vegas at the pyramid shaped Luxor Hotel and Casino. During these 4 days I saw Celene Dion at Caesars Palace, took 2 helicopter flights, took a bus trip to Hover Dam and saw Jubilee at Bally's.

The second part of the trip was a Holland America 15 day cruise from San Diego to Hawaii and back to San Diego. It takes 5 days to get there. There are 5 days in Hawaii (a different island each day) and then 5 days back. As I write the first draft of this page I am on the 4th day heading to Hawaii on the MS Statendam.

The final 2 days of the trip were in San Diego to see the zoo. At least that is the plan at this writing.

As usual, I will do my thanking to those who assisted in the planning and booking of the various components of the trip on this page. First and foremost, thanks go again to Colleen Renton, CTC, (colleen@gotravelplus.com) who was at Brant Heritage Travel Associates during most of the planning of this and recently moved to Goliger's Travel Plus. Colleen did her always efficient job of piecing the various bits and pieces of this trip together. Thanks also to Rosemarie Levac (rosemarie@brantheritage.ca) (and Cindy ?) at Brant Heritage who dealt with some of the mainly financial loose ends that needed tying up after Colleens departure.

While I'm at it I may as well thank me for booking several parts of the Las Vegas section of the trip over the internet. These were the 2 shows and the Hover Dam bus tour through lasvegas.com and 2 helicopter flights/tours through Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters (www.papillon.com). I would recommend both of these companies.

Other thank you's to American Airlines, America West Airlines (now part of US Airways), Holland America Lines and the Captain and crew of the MS Statendam, the Luxor Hotel and Casino, several taxi drivers, and others that I have probably missed.

As in the past the site will be structured with a page per day. (I am adding these sentences in March 2006 to let you know that some of the pages, particularly in the Hawaii section, are very large and will take a while, a long while on a slow connection, to download. One page has 85 pictures on it.) Most people have preferred to start at the the beginning and work through to the end.

To start at the beginning click here!

If you wish to start at a certain page, see the list of pages below and choose where you wish to start. You can then proceed day by day from there if you so choose.

Index of Site Pages
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oct. 29
Home to
Las Vegas
Oct. 30
Las Vegas
Oct. 31
Las Vegas /
Grand Canyon
Nov. 1
Las Vegas /
Hover Dam
Nov. 2
Las Vegas -
San Diego
Nov. 3
Cruise: At Sea
San Diego to HI.
Nov. 4
Cruise: At Sea
San Diego to HI
Nov. 5
Cruise: At Sea
San Diego to HI
Nov. 6
Cruise: At Sea
San Diego to HI
Nov.7
Cruise: Hilo, HI.
Nov. 8
Cruise: Honolulu HI
Nov. 9
Cruise: Nawiliwili,
Kauai, HI.
Nov. 10
Cruise: Lahaini,
Maui, HI
Nov. 11
Cruise: Kona,
Hawaii, HI.
Nov. 12
Cruise: At Sea
HI to San Diego
Nov. 13
Cruise: At Sea
HI to San Diego
Nov. 14
Cruise: At Sea
HI to San Diego
Nov. 15
Cruise: At Sea
HI to San Diego
Nov 16
Cruise: At Sea
HI to San Diego
Nov. 17
Arrive
San Diego
Nov. 18
San Diego
Nov 19
San Diego -
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Created: Saturday, November 5, 2005 on the MS Statendam
Last Modified: March 17, 2006 8:09 PM