George & Terri James (22670)
Hawaii Aloha Aires Chapter – Presidents
We are looking forward to our first official rally on April 14-18, 2023, in Fredericksburg, Texas. It will be a time to meet with old friends and make some new ones while enjoying the beautiful Texas hill country. You will find fields of wildflowers, especially bluebonnets, everywhere you look. Fredericksburg is an historic German community north of San Antonio and west of Austin. There are over 100 wineries in the area, the National Museum of the Pacific War, the Pioneer Museum, unique shops in the historic district, and live music in Luckenbach. We will be staying at the Vineyards RV Resort with great facilities for time for games, visiting and just relaxing.
For those who would like to spend more time in the beautiful hill country, the Texas Kountry Lone Star Chapter will be meeting in Kerrville (25 miles south of Fredericksburg) April 20-23.
Julia Nelson has designed a beautiful mirror cover for our chapter which will be available for purchase at the rally.
Our first Hawaiian rally will be Feb 6-17, 2024 on the island of Kauai. If you have a timeshare, this would be a good time to make your reservations. We have a condo at Waipouli Beach Resort on the east shore in Kapaa. We are working with our management company to offer discounted condo rates (more details to come) so this will be the central gathering point. On the east shore there is also Sheraton, Marriott, Hilton, and several boutique hotels. We’re putting together a list with contact information. This is a picture of the sunrise on Christmas morning from our lanai.
All the major airlines have direct flights into Lihue (capital of Kauai), especially from Las Vegas which Hawaiians call the 9th Island. The average temperature at that time of year is 54-72. We’ll enjoy time on the beach, snorkeling, a sunset dinner cruise of the Na Pali coast, sightseeing and a tour of Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), and many other optional activities such as golf, inner tubes through the irrigation tunnels of the old sugar cane plantation, hiking, zipline, horseback riding, kayaking the Wailua River, scuba diving, botanical gardens and historic plantations … the opportunities are endless. Watch the Legacy for more details.