Friday, September 3
I am one of the least prepared travelers in the world. I seriously wait until the last minute, and then I spend the entire day I have to travel stressed out and panicky because I'm absolutely certain I forgot something of great importance. This trip was no exception. Yeah, I booked this trip back in January, but no, that doesn't mean that I actually prepared for it. Oy. Slept in (hurrah!) and then took A to school. My dad was going to take us to the airport and after a quick stop at Subway to pick up lunch, we were supposed to be headed out. But... I hadn't finished packing. Blah!!! I knew essentially what I wanted to bring, and other things I couldn't pack until the last minute... it was all very chaotic. We got out the door only a few minutes later than planned (score!) and got through security with no problems. Yes, even for a trip of this length, I refuse to pay the money and check a bag.
|I have NO trouble finding my suitcase :D|
Somehow I actually managed to doze off on the plane, so I only had to occupy myself the second half of the flight. Again, pretty uneventful and we landed in Lihue and it was actually still light out! Now, if you haven't ever been to LIH, it is a super tiny airport that sees only a handful of flights a day, most of them are just back and forth to Honolulu, only a few to the mainland. And they all pretty much come in at the same time. And of course almost everyone that comes in needs a rental car. Wait too long and you'll end up at the end of a VERY long line (I learned this the hard way last time). This time we were taking no chances and go to the Budget desk with only a few people ahead of us. Got the car and checked in at our hotel (we stayed at the same one as last time because we knew where everything was in relation to it).
|Ocean right by our hotel|
|Courtyard of our hotel|