Richard Ha writes:
Roald Marth (CEO of Ku‘oko‘a) and I just flew from Honolulu...
...to Los Angeles, and then got a connection to JFK, where we laid over for twelve hours. This gave us the opportunity to meet up with TJ Glauthier in New York City. TJ is on the Ku‘oko‘a Board of Directors, and at one time he was second in command at the U.S. Department of Energy.
He’s great, and it’s good that the timing worked to see him there.
We're traveling light, for maximum flexibility. Instead of catching a limo into the city, we decided to explore and so we went by train. We took the Long Island Railway to Jamaica, Queens, and then to Penn Station in Manhattan.
This is when we were leaving Penn Station.
We walked down and checked in at the Hilton, where we showered and then did a circle tour of Manhattan Island by boat. We passed the exact spot that Captain Sullenberger landed US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River.
Then we caught a cab to meet TJ at the Algonquin Hotel. This next picture, left to right, is me, Ro and TJ.
He told us about the rich history of the writers who used to meet there regularly in the heyday of print media. There is a mural on the wall of the famous people who hung out there. We even saw the Algonquin cat, who was stretching and lounging right next to TJ's chair.
Then it was back to the hotel, and then we caught a cab back to JFK and on to a Delta flight to Iceland.
It was nearly 17 hours in the air. Piece of cake!
Ro and I thought: We've got financing team people on the West Coast, we have a team on the East Coast and a team in Hawai‘i. We're thinking about Europe as well as Asia. And we're getting on a plane to Iceland.
It's good to have clear goals.
(to be continued)