Months of planning goes into my trips (we're not itinerary people- just want to know the options where ever we are) and so this morning's chain of events is stumping even my husband who repeatedly tells everyone "I just show up and we have a fantastic trip"
In my defense, I believe I was distracted with the whole thing of dropping off my 14 week golden retriever puppy and 8 year old pup at a friend's house 30 min before we had to leave- made it home just in time (will I even recognize her in 10 days???) followed by a quick weight check of hubby's golf bag- which was 67# WHAT?!?! ( Apparently he packed a few extra clubs he wanted to try out- Are you kidding me??? I use his bag for bulky extras and it's usually under 40#!) There was not a heated moment- just a pulling out of the scale and showing him the facts and letting him take out and reweigh, and re-weigh and re-weigh....
so we're running late- but my brother-in-law is patient- thank gosh!!! and we make it to the airport with just a little cushion. Enough time for a bit of breakfast (we'd both forgotten to eat) and made it through the line at baggage check in and when asked for my ID- I did not have it- or anything else in my wallet because it was all back at the house, sitting on my dresser where I had put it after making a last minute run to the store to get laundry detergent while he was picking and choosing which clubs to take out. It is not his fault- it is mine- but this is the only explanation I have. Completely RIDICULOUS!!!! especially for someone so organized!
Long story getting shorter- we called my BIL to come back to get me, hubby went to the gate to see what he could do, BIL had a better idea- he came back to tell me he'd called my sis-in-law and she was on the way to our house. she found it after a frantic search- not where i thought it was (in the car but on the dresser in the back room!?) - and then she showed up right behind us about 40 min later at the airport drop off area. My BIL thought it best I just waited with him in the car- good idea- probably would have worn down the carpet pacing on my own at that point. Small talk never felt so good! Then I had an OJ moment sprinting through the airport (I'm that old) and of course it was the last gate at the furthest sections of the terminal- I was wheezing and went to the wrong desk where they had just closed the door- turned around when hubby called to me directing me to the one next over- we were the last ones on, but we were on time by 1 minute..... next time he gets to bring every darn club he wants :)
flight was early in, upgraded car for free, Dukes was fantastic- absolutely great view of beach with fish tacos and mahi-mahi sandwich to fill out tummies, costco run with opah, ahi, shrimp, mahi mahi, kahlua pork, berries, salad stuff, wine and beer- and later checked into the condo where we found out I got my request for the best suite- tips all from TripAdvisor recommendations. I did not know it was the best- but when I checked in the gal asked if I remembered how to get to it- "never been" "Oh well I assumed because it is the most requested one"- SCORE!!!!! It is perfect for us- mountain views, away from the road and overlooking a big green lush foresty-type thing- and we even got a couple of geckos finding their way on the lanai. So happy to be here! My emotional exhaustion from the morning has slipped away, and as usual, our rough moments typically bring us closer- and this was no different (so glad we made the flight though- that was really awful at the time!)
Just going to explore the north shore a bit tomorrow, including farmers market (think we'll start with the opah and get goodies to go with it there)