Today I’m looking back on our last day in Hawaii. Our flight was an overnight one, scheduled to leave Honolulu at around 8pm. that morning everyone awoke with sad faces, knowing that we were facing our last few hours in paradise. As our last hurrah, we went down and had a big breakfast at Denny’s which was really, really good. Much better than any Denny’s here at home. Could it just be that ANY food on vacation tastes THAT much better?
After breakfast it was beach again. We found the perfect spot with hardly any rocks and hundreds of fish swimming about near the shore. We’d been there for 5 days and this was the first time we had found such a good area without rocks.
We were all permanently scarred for life when we saw an older man, probably in his late 50’s wearing a speedo and sunbathing with his wife who could’ve as well been wearing a band-aid and a cork because her swimsuit was so small. Their beach umbrella kept falling over so he was constantly forced to contort his body into all kinds of disturbing positions in order to get it stable. It was like a train wreck…we couldn’t stop staring and our eyes were burning. I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. I think maybe one of us was able to snap a picture of them but I wouldn’t wish that sight on my worst enemy so I’m not posting it here.
After the beach we grabbed lunch again at the snack shack and then began to re-pack and finish the last bits of laundry. It seemed like the day flew by. There were still beers in the fridge so I thought I would finish one off before heading to the airport.
Arrival to the airport was uneventful and we grabbed food (cost a fortune!) prior to boarding the flight. Nobody puked on us and everyone was quite solemn on the way home. After arriving back to Texas it took me a whole day for my body to recuperate! I couldn’t get off the couch all day Saturday and actually felt kind of sick. We were all really glad to see our animals tho, they really missed us.
The kids have already told me that they want to go back to Hawaii next year, so we’ll see. Maybe to explore another island but only if we can stay longer than 5 days. It definitely didn’t seem long enough!
Aloha `oe, aloha `oe
E ke onaona noho i ka lipo
One fond embrace,
A ho`i a`e au
Until we meet again