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    Hi I've booked for the 13th and will be staying at the Grafton hotel just 'round the corner from Kaonohi. There will be a pint waiting with your name on it.

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    is that in Honolulu? where is that hotel?

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    Grafton? Kahalu`u?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Grafton? Kahalu`u?

    Ireland in the heart of Dublin. 45 min flight for me. No idea how other friends will make it but to stroll around the Temple Bar side streets and listen to the music is a superb experience. The full Irish breakfast in these hotels is a killer and you need nothing to eat for the rest of the day until dinner time.
    I am really looking forward to it . Hope it doesn't pour down as it usually does but I am going prepared this time.
    Last edited by Barry; May 25th, 2009 at 11:24 PM.

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    well hell - why did you get us excited about meeting you both then? that really sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anapuni808 View Post
    well hell - why did you get us excited about meeting you both then? that really sucks.

    Jump a plane it's not expensive and you will be most welcome.

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    Guys would get self-conscious wearing a kilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Guys would get self-conscious wearing a kilt.

    Nobody wears the kilty there now ! 11 miles away in scotland they wear it for New Year and other high occasions. You have to have Irish or Scottish blood in you to determine what clan and tartan kilty you can put on.
    I am allowed to wear one but never have and never will.

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    maybe not expensive to you but a trip to Ireland, much as I would love to make it, has a prohibitive cost right now. I would love to go to Dublin, look up my cousin Lorcan and get some background on my ancestors. We can't all just hop on a plane.

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    Ireland is one of my dream trips. Not only does the husband's family live on the road to Belfast (my husband has both Irish and Scottish ancestry, knows his clans and his tartans) but it's just a magical land to me.

    Say I was not married to himself (), I would still travel there. It's *always* been on my top 5! I love the land and the people. If I couldn't have been born Hawaiian I would have loved to been born Irish! Or better yet, BOTH!

    ooooh yes, I'd love a trip report and pictures! I hope you guys have a great time, have a Guinness for me!
    I'm disgusted and repulsed, and I can't look away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei K View Post
    ooooh yes, I'd love a trip report and pictures! I hope you guys have a great time, have a Guinness for me!
    Is anyone other than Barry really going? He tends to have a reputation for, ummm, offbeat posts on HT. Did I mistake this thread for another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Is anyone other than Barry really going? He tends to have a reputation for, ummm, offbeat posts on HT. Did I mistake this thread for another?

    I do believe Kaonohi really is going to Ireland.

    *edit to say* I may be wrong though, I thought I remembered him talking about a UK/Ireland trip...
    Last edited by Lei K; May 26th, 2009 at 09:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei K View Post
    I do believe Kaonohi really is going to Ireland.

    *edit to say* I may be wrong though, I thought I remembered him talking about a UK/Ireland trip...
    Aha...if that's the case then this thread makes sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lei K View Post
    I do believe Kaonohi really is going to Ireland.
    I believe that's true, and these two HT'ers will meet irl - then the rest of us who won't be there can read the tales of their wild gatherings!
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    You have to have Irish or Scottish blood in you to determine what clan and tartan kilty you can put on.
    Clan Wallace, in my case.
    Last edited by Leo Lakio; May 26th, 2009 at 01:22 PM.

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    No idea who will be coming. There are people from everywhere who would love to come but it's a cash flow prob with many. Wow ! how many people do I know who have relatives that they want to see in Ireland ?
    It really is a beautiful place.
    I do resent one member saying that I go off board at times. I am presenting the facts.

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    Oh, YES, I will be there, the last half of July, drinking a pint for any of you who don't show up, then sleeping it off, I guess. If you don't show, the rest of us (Barry and me at least, though I've had some tentative probes...) will be talking behind your backs! - And we got some tales to tell! So you better be there. You know what Guinesses does!

    Unfortunately - or fortunately - ye ne'er recall in the morn'.


    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Is anyone other than Barry really going? He tends to have a reputation for, ummm, offbeat posts on HT. Did I mistake this thread for another?
    Easy Sue, it's just cross-cultural miscommunication!
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    Originally Posted by tutusue
    Is anyone other than Barry really going? He tends to have a reputation for, ummm, offbeat posts on HT. Did I mistake this thread for another? "


    Eat your heart out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
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    I do resent one member saying that I go off board at times. I am presenting the facts.
    Nope...I mentioned "offbeat". I have no idea what "off board" means.

    "Offbeat", as I meant it, means unconventional, unusual, quirky, yada, yada! There were not enough facts offered in post #1 to make any sense to me. I found it a bit of a mystery. That made it unconventional, unusual, therefore "offbeat"...to me. It took other members filling in the blanks and admin (I guess) to change the title. Only after all of that did I understand this thread.

    Of course, you're free to resent as you see fit.

    Offbeat threads and replies have happened in the past. That's not necessarily a negative but it can be...depending. Just my 2.
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    [...]Eat your heart out
    For what reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Eat your heart out
    Come on tutusue, join us. It'll be the time of your life!
    Dunna ya got airline miles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Clan Wallace, in my case.
    As in William Wallace? Friend and ally of the Bruce?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lei K View Post
    ooooh yes, I'd love a trip report and pictures! I hope you guys have a great time, have a Guinness for me!
    Perhaps two, just for you, y' understand....

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Ireland in the heart of Dublin. but to stroll around the Temple Bar side streets and listen to the music is a superb experience. The full Irish breakfast in these hotels is a killer and you need nothing to eat for the rest of the day until dinner time.
    Temple bar? My HT friend Barry said to avoid Temple Bar - as great a tourist trap as Waikiki!

    Rain? HAH! You never been to Kahalu`u, where rain is the only sunshine we got! To quote the neighbors, "It's only water!?! Don't you bathe?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaonohi View Post
    Come on tutusue, join us. It'll be the time of your life!
    Dunna ya got airline miles?
    Don't have a single mile, Kaonohi. Really! I've had to curtail all travel outside the State of Hawaii for medical reasons. Even without that reason, the current economy would prevent me from traveling beyond the Travel Channel. Good thing I moved to my ultimate travel destination 31 years ago! My daughter, otoh, is a globe trotter and I live vicariously thru her! That's recession-friendly for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    Don't have a single mile, Kaonohi. Really! I've had to curtail all travel outside the State of Hawaii for medical reasons. Even without that reason, the current economy would prevent me from traveling beyond the Travel Channel. Good thing I moved to my ultimate travel destination 31 years ago! My daughter, otoh, is a globe trotter and I live vicariously thru her! That's recession-friendly for me!
    OK, send your daughter (is she as cute as you? - I hope...) and whether or not, we'll collect photos and clips so you can join us vicariously.

    I might even bring you a shamrock!

    Yeah, after you been Hawai`i, where do you go? My ultimate destination.... except I gotta get to Hanalei....
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    Hi Yer Sue. I've no idea who will be joining us Ireland. Sadly I could not book the same hotel as Kaonohi and his good lady but got a nice one around the corner. I did blow the bugle to let people know the venues. Of course You are welcome and I have no idea who will turn up.

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    I'm surprised my daughter hasn't visited Ireland yet 'cuz she's at least 3/4 Irish! Her 2009 trips are already planned and reserved...finished Egypt in January, Australia in Sept. and Thailand in December. No more vacation time left, much to her dismay. And, yes, she's adorable. Just check my avatar and think a 25 years younger version.

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    I wasn't planning on coming but if I was coming I would ask the following questions only because there are some lack of information about this gathering:

    1) It's on the 13th. The 13th of what? June? July? August?
    2) When on the 13th is the gathering? Is it a breakfast thing, or lunch or dinner gathering or between meal times?
    3) Where is the gathering being held? The Grafton hotel where Barry is staying or the unnamed hotel around the corner where Kaonohi is staying at?
    4) Roughly when does it end?
    5) Assuming #1, #2 and #3 get's finalized, how does one meet up with you? Will there be a sign saying "HawaiiThreads" or does one go to each table and say "Hey brah, you Barry?" until someone says "yeah"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    5) Assuming #1, #2 and #3 get's finalized, how does one meet up with you? Will there be a sign saying "HawaiiThreads" or does one go to each table and say "Hey brah, you Barry?" until someone says "yeah"?
    Okay, this made me laugh.

    "Eh brah, you Barry or wat? No? K, den."

    "Shoots, where dis buggah stay?"



    Oh tutu, I'm so envious of your daughter. I'd LOVE to travel to all of those places, how wonderful. One day!

    For right now I'll be happy just to come HOME as soon as possible.

    Kaonohi, you can have 3 Guinnesses for me, if you like.
    I'm disgusted and repulsed, and I can't look away.

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