That’s right. In 15 days I will be on a plane heading for paradise. I already have vacationitis and really can’t think of much else than the ocean breeze and sand beneath my toes. I haven’t been to Hawaii since 1995 and my kids have never gone. We’ve scrimped, saved and sacrificed this year so that we could take this trip – Hawaii is expensive!!
My aunt (my dad’s sister) and her family live in Honolulu. They have lived there for many, many years. My father worked for American Airlines so when I was young, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Hawaii a handful of times. My last visit was right after high school graduation in 1995. My God, that was 17 years ago….I feel so old!
Now that my kids are older, this seemed like a perfect time to take them. I’m not sure that they are as excited as we (the adults) are quite yet but it might just be because they don’t know what to expect. Or maybe it’s just because they don’t go to work every day, go shopping, pay the bills, do the housework…and everything else that we adults look forward to escaping on a much-needed vacation!
I plan on blogging live from the trip each day with pictures (that is the plan anyway) and I will try to tweet pictures throughout the trip as well. I can’t wait to share Hawaii with you and our experiences there. We will be there for 5 days and are trying to cram as much in as possible because who knows when we will be able to afford going back!