The Earthquake Friday 13th

Friday 13th was not particularly memorable – unless you were in Hawaii.   San Fran Sean’s evening went well and the weekend continued in fine style until Sunday morning… when the earth really shook for him:

The party started off in my hotel condo with 3-4 bottles of Bollinger… then to Vino’s… great little wine bar… Chuck Furuya, the owner, did us proud… copious amounts of champagne… nightcaps on the beach at Duke’s… great evening… The attached photos show we took over the bar!!!…

Then… I suppose it had to happen sometime… and natural disaster on a Friday 13th weekend!!!… On Sunday a 6.6 earthquake off the coast of Hawaii (the big island) at 7.08am… woke me up!!!…

It wasn’t bad enough that a storm blew in on Saturday evening… very warm but raining… Plan A for Sunday was sailing if it was sunny… Plan B was go hang out in Hank’s bar in old Honolulu if it was raining…
We didn’t even have a Plan C!!!… Earthquake???… who plans for that!!!…
Here’s a few odd little facts… Power went out around 7.10am… came back on in Waikiki at 8.12pm… that’s THIRTEEN hours….
Last big earthquake to affect Oahu/Honolulu… 1975… that’s 31 years ago… and yes… reverse 31… THIRTEEN….!!!!!!!!!!!!

It rained on and off all day Sunday… I had Bollinger and caviar in the fridge… I was in great shape… after the sun went down Waikiki was crowded and DARK!!!… a few bars were open… cell phone networks were overloaded… Quaffed a few cold ones in the “Big Kahuna”… when the lights went on you could hear the cheering all over the city… very cool…

Needless to say, a Friday 13th to remember… Don’t you just love it!!!!!….

How will he top that next Friday 13th?

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