I leave at 10am monday (11 April) morning, eastern time. The first leg is up to Cleveland on a 737, then out to Honolulu on a 767. Both are miserably cramped planes. We will be staying at the Sheraton Moana Surfrider (warning, flash) in Waikiki. Sandy and I are to be married on Thursday, the 14th of April. We will be married at the Mililani Hongwanji Temple. We will be staying until the evening of Friday April 22nd, when we catch a redeye back to Virginia, and recover Saturday (same 767-737 combination).
I start work at Microsoft on Monday the 25th.
The Moana Surfrider doesn't really have internet access to speak of, so while we will be frantically taking pictures, we will probably not be uploading them until we get back. Additionally, this means neither I nor Sandy will be reading much email (yeah, yeah, you're not supposed to read email on your honeymoon anyways, right?). I'm excited about the photography this time around, we're bringing two different Canon SLR bodies so Sandy can shoot B&W and I can shoot color (neg and slides), as well as the digital. We average 600 pictures per week in Hawaii. This should be an interesting trip.
Unfortunately, due to time and cost concerns, we won't be able to make the big island this time around. We are, however, already planning a trip for later this year to the Kona side of the big island, with a trip to Lanai for some deer hunting (by then the aforementioned Nightforce scope should be mounted on an AR-50 or maybe a Barrett 99).
If you'd like to get together for some sushi to celebrate two hackers getting married, we will be eating at Sushi Sasabune in Honolulu (yes this is an open invitation) on Thursday night. Seating is limited. Either call Sasabune and ask when the Avriette reservation is or email me and hope I read it before then.
Life changes so rapidly. I just don't know what to say. New wife, new job, vacation, learning the MSFT way... It's almost too much to digest. And to think some people yearn for a boring life.