Hawai'i 2008 - Day 1 - Travel

Our long-awaited vacation... one week on the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i... with 11-year-old in tow...

We awake at 0600 and 19 degrees F and pack up and head to the airport, only to find our flight is delayed... and then delayed some more when they find the plane is overweight and 4 people must stay behind... then the ground crew is seen Kalamazoo Airportoutside on a cellphone, presumably asking someone What To Do... Oi!... then we have to de-ice... long story short, we miss our connection in Chicago... so instead of the short flight from Kalamazoo followed by a 10-hour flight to Kona, we're rebooked on a flight to LA, a three-hour layover, then a 5-hour flight to Kona.

This, kids, is a lot of airplane travel in one day.

We arrive in Kona at 8PM, three and a half hours later than planned.. Grace: "Ewwww! Bugs!!"... Us: "Ahhhh! 75 degrees!!".. Mustang convertibles are wonderful unless you have three people and all their luggage.

That sound you hear is three very tired people crashing at 10PM Hawaii time (3AM Eastern time), and  sleeping in til 6AM the next day.

Aloha, Hawai'i!

 

 

 

 

Hawai'i Info Alert!! Some basic terms when you visit Hawai'i:

AlohaHello/Goodbye
MahaloThank you
WahiniAny girl
Humuhumukununukuapua'aUnoffical state fish (and also a song from High School Musical, sez Grace)
 

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