When our friends asked, several months ago, if we’d like to join them on a trip to Hawaii, we were more than thrilled. H & C had been there before several times, so would make perfect guides for our first visit. We spent months planning this trip – almost hard to believe it when the day actually arrived!
We set off from home a day early, so that we wouldn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to catch our 9:00 a.m. flight. A hotel just 5 minutes from the airport sounded much nicer when we did our planning.
After a leisurely dinner, we whiled away the evening playing cards and games:
The view of the sunset from our window was just marvelous and boded well for the next day (‘Red sky at night, sailor’s delight’):
It’s been a number of years since we were at Vancouver Airport, and the changes were a marvel to behold! We wished that we could go there just for a shopping trip without having to fly somewhere, or withstand all of the check-in/baggage- checks/security checks/customs line-ups! Here there’s everything available from Kid’s Toys to a Christmas Shop:
Or get your shoes shined:
Despite the sunshine outside, the plane had to stop for de-icing – and then we were on our way! The views of the mountains as we left Canada were spectacular, just like looking at Google Earth!
But excitement really rose with our first glimpses of Hawaii:
We arrived in the late afternoon, just as the trade winds started blowing:
Our rental car with the Hawaii license plate displaying a rainbow, reflected the real rainbow we spied just as we drove away from the airport. Unlike driving trips to continental USA, nobody knows we're tourists (until we get out of the car with our hats, sunglasses, backpacks, cameras......
Our condo was everything we expected:
After settling in, dinner out and a visit to a grocery store, our first day in Hawaii ended.
Happy traveling! Blessings, Peg
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