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