Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On Tuesday I Went To Hawaii

I found myself lunching with Carina for the second time in one week one fateful Friday, when she asked me: "Would you want to go to Hawaii with me on Tuesday?"

"Um . . . let me check." No lie, I pulled out my phone to check my calendar. "Well, two of my kids are supposed to get braces next week, and one is having a birthday party, but those could probably be rescheduled."

Yada yada yada, I bought my plane ticket at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, and by 6:am on Tuesday I was on a plane, on my way.

I arrived on Tuesday afternoon and decided to rent a car so that I could do such things as run to Costco (I am who I am). And, oh yeah, drive to the North Shore.

The purpose of the trip was for Carina to review Aulani (the brand new Disney Resort) for Today's Mama. As Carina's guest, I was lucky enough to hang out with Miss Lulu whilst her Mama conducted some interviews, and I also got to attend some fun activities such as a mock wedding ("What's that? You want a Disney Wedding and a Beach Wedding? No problem!").

There is so much to tell you about this trip, too much for one post. Plus, I've got some other Awesome Stuff to tell you about this week. But stay tuned, and I'll tell you:

~ more about Aulani
~ my favorite (and least favorite) part(s) of the trip (one in particular which was very surprising)
~ about the awesome people who made this trip possible

Aloha!

20 comments:

Naomi said...

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Jill K said...

You deserve a little Hawaiian vacation. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it all.

Christina S. said...

I'll admit it - I'm way beyond a little jealous. ;-)

La Yen said...

I cannot believe that Carina allowed you to wear Tevas in Hawaii. I don't know either of you any more.

Jen said...

Something like this happening to me might be the only way I ever get to see Hawaii since my husband refuses to go there...can't wait to hear all about it and live vicariously through your visit!

Nikki said...

So jealous. I'm dying to hear if the resort is really worth it. I could kill two birds with one stone. Visit home and get a Disney experience with the kids. Write more sooner than later, okay!?

Vern said...

SHUT! UP! Here I was thinking the highlight of the week was new episodes of Modern Family. I stand corrected.

~j. said...

Naomi - can't wait to tell you! If only I could organize my thoughts . . . my relaxed, suntanned thoughts.

~j. said...

Jill - You deserve one, too. Let's talk it over with burritos in hand.

~j. said...

Christina S. - I'd maybe be jealous, too, if I weren't me.

~j. said...

La Yen - Where else am I supposed to wear my tevas?!? Also, see that white skirt? It was born to frolic in the ocean.

~j. said...

Jen - I hope you get the opportunity to go, you will LOVE it.

~j. said...

Nikki - I guess it depends on what you mean by a Disney Experience. I'll write about this later, but the resort is way more Hawaii than Disney, and it's a resort, not a theme park (no rides). Cool experiences, though (snorkling, etc.). From you, I'd love to hear more about Hawaii being home.

~j. said...

Vern - Don't think I didn't watch those episodes on the television in the living room of our suite. Carina was in the bedroom, watching the same thing. You know, so we could send text messages about it to each other, which is WAY different than what we do at home.

Hailey said...

Amazing. I can't wait to hear more!

AzĂșcar said...

You outed what we do in hotel rooms.

~j. said...

Hailey - Have you ever been to Hawaii?

~j. said...

Azu'car - I don't understand people who don't do that in hotel rooms.

LuLu said...

What on earth??? That is just not fair! I can't wait to see more pictures.

Hailey said...

No, I've never been! It is my one true tragedy! Girls' trip? :)