On December 30th I had a little get-together at Annie Baileys Pub in Lancaster, PA to meet up with a few people to say goodbye before leaving for Hawaii on January 7th.
There was a great turnout, especially since I have few friends in Lancaster at all anymore. About 20 or so people came, including a number of cast and crew members from 42nd Street that I'm working on at the Fulton Opera House.
Dan, Charlie, Alicia & Dave - from High School
Annie, Alison, Erin, Sam - Actresses
Matt, Wes, Jeff, Dave, Mark - Actors
Christen, Jewel, Nykole, Anne - Crew
...... and i know i'm missing a few people!
A few people drove over but couldn't find parking (Julie) or found it to be too packed (Don) so didn't come in.
At first the place was so packed it took us a while to find some people and get drinks. After about 15 minutes or so of being there, i found a big table in the back by the smoking patio. We then comandeered a few chairs as other tables cleared out, and the two smaller tables near us left, so we had the whole very back of the restaurant little area all to ourselves! ...You just had to pass the mass of people along the bar to get to it...
We stayed at Annie Baileys until around 2 or so? Then Dan, Charlie and I went to Denney's (the kitchen at Annies closed right when we got there at 10pm so we were hungry!). It was also Dan's birthday (after midnight) so we got him a piece of chocolate cake and Charlie and I belted out the Happy Birthday song for him, to his embarrasment of course!
Finally got into the house around 3:15am, a really late night for me, especially since I had to get up relatively early the next day for 2 shows and a new years eve party, but it was well worth it to spend that time with some old and new friends! Thank you all so much to those who came out, it was really a great time.
I'll be adding photos to this in a few days, so check back for them.
and i definetly recommend going to the top of the volcano and to the state park maybe at sunrise or thats when i went and it was incredible but i went from the Hilo side not the kona side
and check out the Kona brewing company they have some good food and beers
thats all i got for kona
ROAD TO HANA and just a little past hana is the 7 Sacred POOLS
with the water falls and the hiking!
also in maui is a great little surfer town with a nice beach called Pia'a ( pie - YAY - yah)
and Lahina is amazing with Kaanapali beach and it has great shops!
and the whole west coast of maui has great shopping and a great beach at the south end called Big Beach
maui was my favorite
Kauai was great too less touristy
and if you have the money take the helecopter ride and go see the Wailua canyon and the Napali coast! and go down to PoiPu
and eat at PUKA DOG the best hotdogs in the world unlike any hot dog you have ever had- garlic sauce sweet bread and fruit relish AMAZING!!!!
and if you have the money go SKYDIVING either in Kauai or Oahu i went in Oahu and it was worth every penny! the video is on my myspace***
Oahu has some amazing beaches on the north shore if the waves are not big and of course Waikiki beach is amazing
they also have this thing called the Stairway to Heaven which is an old staircase that goes up the entire mountain that is closed off but apparently if you go like at 5am the guards arent there, its really dangerous but i really wanna do it"
So there's that stuff to keep in mind.
Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments!