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Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

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  • Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

    Aloha everyone!



    Wow, I have SO many pictures to share from my Hawaii vacation. And the best part is, not one even hints that it was actually a band trip! )

    That's right folks. Never mind that the real reason I was there was for band. Ix nay the concerts, the parades, the field shows, the rehearsals. I only take pictures of the good stuff, so it's gonna look like I was just chillin' with friends in Waikiki. Which I was, during the fun parts.

    The Characters



    Okay, let's meet the characters. Clockwise from top left, meet Katie, who is the girlfriend of James, Andrew, who happens to be James's cousin, and Kevin, who's just, Kevin.



    Flipping ahead, this is the only picture I got of me. Mom is most displeased.

    The ABC's of Waikiki

    Alright, pretend you're a tourist in Hawaii and you need something. It can be anything. A towel? Sunscreen? Flipflops? Beer? Macadamia nuts? It can all be found in a quaint little shop called ABC Store.



    Now, just where can you find an ABC Store?

    Try every freakin' street corner - those things are everywhere!! Seriously, if you thought Starbucks holds the prize for most single locations in one city, think again. Some were literally yards apart from each other. People carrying merch in ABC Store bags was a more common sight than sunglasses.



    So every time I passed an ABC Store, I took a picture of the front. I think I have documented 26 individual stores - coincidentally, one for every letter of the alphabet. And I'm proud to say that I am the ONLY tourist that has ever come out of Oahu without purchasing a single item from an ABC Store! I'm such a rebel!

    This video is dedicated to all 37 ABC Stores on the island of Oahu.

    [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=eCM7OzxvS0w[/youtube]

    Much More To Come, Stay Tuned! ~2DieFR
    Last edited by 2DieFR; 04-16-2007, 09:43 PM.


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    Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

    More... more !!! i want more!!

    I can't get enough ABC love!!!
    I'm addicted and I don't care!!! :yea:

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    • #3
      Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

      ABC Stores are all over Waikiki but not the rest of Honolulu, and locals don't shop at them. I grew up in Honolulu and I never once bought anything from an ABC store - they're for tourists.

      The video was funny!

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      • #4
        Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

        /\ /\ oh come on!! you never once bought a mat or anything there?!!
        They are hilarious!! I lived there and I went in and bought something!
        Last edited by peoplemover1; 04-17-2007, 02:22 PM. Reason: spelling
        I'm addicted and I don't care!!! :yea:

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        • #5
          Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

          Originally posted by peoplemover1 View Post
          /\ /\ oh come on!! you never once bought a mat or anything there?!!
          They are hilarious!! I lived there and "I" went in and bought something!
          Nope never! Seriously! I walked in one once when I was a teenager, but outside of Waikiki, to locals, it's like they don't even exist...except when making jokes about them!

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            Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

            Originally posted by NickCharles View Post
            Nope never! Seriously! I walked in one once when I was a teenager, but outside of Waikiki, to locals, it's like they don't even exist...except when making jokes about them!
            pppffff they do exist and that's why we make jokes about them! You are probably the only local who never stepped foot in one or bought something there. Where would you buy your candy for the movies or watching the hookers if it were not for the ABC store!?
            I'm addicted and I don't care!!! :yea:

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            • #7
              Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

              Our Hotel




              Welcome to Waikiki Resort Hotel!



              The open-air lobby.



              Stained glass windows greeted us on the left.







              As you can see, Hawaiian time is three hours behind Pacific time.


              Our Room (Dun-dun-dunn!)




              Our hotel room had a gorgeous veiw of...more hotels!







              Yes indeed, our room came with everything. This is how it looked before we used it.



              For some reason James brought along this watertight bag that's supposed to keep your valuables safe. So Kevin jacked it, filled it with water and put it in the fridge.



              Kevin collected all the lotions and shampoos and created the "pyramid of love." Interpret that how you want...



              I stole one of the lotions and spelled out JAMES in the sink.



              Um, would someone like to tell me what this is supposed to be??



              There are so many funny random pictures of Kevin - this one he's next to my lei that I hung on our ancient thermostat.



              Aslan (the lion) and Smoothie (the white leopard) were, um, getting together on top of the TV. Don't worry, that's as explicit as this trip report gets.



              We spent a lot of time just lounging around.



              The lobby restaurant got painted on the third day, but Kevin had his doubts!

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              • #8
                Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...u/IMG_0765.jpg




                Ummm.

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                • #9
                  Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                  Spucky? Just jizzin you ;-)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                    If you ever make it to Maui, go to Kihei (SW of the island) for the ABC Market Outlet Store.

                    That's why I thought it was pretty funny when I saw the ABC store at the corner of Harbor and Katella.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                      James is a lucky friend.
                      Originally posted by Grumpee
                      I only care for Disney bling!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                        so have your parents seen these pictures??!!
                        I'm addicted and I don't care!!! :yea:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores



                          I call it 'punching the clown', but 'Writing James in lotion' works too.



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                            Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                            Originally posted by Max Fischer View Post
                            I call it 'punching the clown', but 'Writing James in lotion' works too.
                            I imagine it took a lot of time and effort to pull that off.

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                              Re: Trip Report: 2DieFR's Fabulous Hawaii Vacation, Filled w/ Surf, Sun & ABC Stores

                              Originally posted by GrouchyRob View Post
                              I imagine it took a lot of time and effort to pull that off.


                              More rub, than pull, but to each his own.








                              I am also a lotion artist, btw.



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