May 15th This was our last full day on Maui and people needed to decide how they wanted to spend it. Some wanted to go to Lahania. Others wanted to go to Kehie. Some stayed at the condo with everyone else and the kids did some homework.
Everyone got back and I figured we needed to check in with the airlines. I looked up the info on the computer and there was a notation that My oldest daughter’s group needed to contact their reservation number. She gave them a call. I continued checking reservations and determined my granddaughter’s boyfriend’s reservation no longer existed. Between my daughter and I we got it straightened out, I hope.
We sorted out all of the snorkel stuff and got it returned then went and vacuumed out all of the sand from the vans.
Tonight was the only meal we ate out with the kids. We went to Moose MaGillicuttys in Keihe. It was hamburger night. The adults had an adult beverage. We got out of there for $200.00 and fed 15 people. It was very good. This was also one of the first nights we had much of a chance to see a sunset. After dinner we went across the street to the beach. The sunset was sort of a bust, but the kids played in the ocean (in their clothes).
Time to start packing and try to find room for everything.
We were up early of course. We finished up the last minute packing and cleanup of the condos. We were on the road by 9:30 am. Of course some had to stop at Wal-Mart on the way.
We got to the airport, dropped off the people and the baggage at the curb and returned the rental cars. The checked bags went through the agricultural inspection. We got everyone checked in and boarding passes printed. Then it was off to security. The lines weren't too bad and we got ourselves put back together. Soon we were on the way to our gates, one more stop at the agricultural inspection for our carry-ons. We got to our gates and my oldest daughter had made everyone lunch. That worked out great and it was less to carry. My oldest daughter packed all of the car keys in her checked bag so we hope the bag is waiting for her in San Francisco.
All went well. One group got to San Francisco and their baggage was there with the keys. My group got into Sacramento about midnight. It was a long day, but everyone made it home safely.
It was a great trip with a few hiccups. Now my wife and I are planning our next trip (this time it will just be the two of us)
I’m a numbers kind of guy so here is some financial information on our trip: We paid for our kids and grandkids airfare, the rental cars and most of the food.
Snorkel Equip. $188.19
Rental Cars $960.04
Parking at S.F. airport $160.00
Spending money $1,850.00
Unexpected medical expenses $700.00
Wow, I don’t know how we pulled it off, but we did and I am so grateful.
If anyone made it through all of this thank you for your patience.