So Friday morning around 3:30 or so Angela and I are leaving for the airport. A couple of hours later our flight leaves, but I’d like to have plenty of time to be harrassed by security before we’re allowed to get on the plane. Then we fly 2.5 hours East to Dallas, wait an hour, and fly nearly 9 hours West to Hawaii. Because … somehow that’s cheaper for American Airlines… I guess. We will be getting back into town Wednesday morning via a more direct flight that stops in LA (for 2.5hrs) instead of Dallas. In the meantime, I am not sure what the status of my internet access will be, and am likely not to post at all. In the event that there is internet access in our hotel (it is a six star hotel (I didn’t even know there WERE six star hotels!)), I will be sure to post some sort of updates when I get a chance (such as right before I pass out at night).
Between Angela and I we don’t have a whole lot of money to spend on the trip, so we may not end up doing very many of the exciting things to do in Maui, but we shall certainly do our best. I may end up spending every last spare dollar I have, even though it will mean being tight-budgeted for a couple extra months, if it means the difference between sitting around in our pre-paid hotel room and going out and having a good time. Luckily I’ve got an extra-large bonus coming on the paycheck that will be direct-deposited into my checking account Friday morning at 00:00:01, which will be paying for things like the exciting extra $25/day we have to pay for the rental car (on top of the $21/day for the rental itself & the $45 in fees and taxes) because I’m not 25 yet. Legally, Angela isn’t allowed to drive the car at all, though I doubt I will ever get behind the wheel.
We’ll see how it goes. Everything seems to be coming together okay. We’ll even have confirmed room reservations sometime today. (Hooray Orbitz, for being so on the ball with that, and only taking until the very last minute to reserve the room!) I think we’ll have appropriate bags to handle enough clothes &ct for the both of us. I think I’m going to have to bring all 3 pair of my shoes (Tennis, Dress, and Hiking Boot) for various activities we may be involved in, and that’s not small. My hope is to check everything but my backpack, which should just contain my computer, some DVDs, my towel, and a small paper journal. That way if security needs to look at everything I’m carrying it’ll be no problem. Unfortunately, I may also end up needing to carry my camera case, if it doesn’t fit in something I’m checking, which would more than double the number of items to be pored over by security goons. We’ll see how much clothes I need to pack, and how big my bag(s) for checking are.
Well, you won’t see. I will. Angela may. You won’t. But I may write about it later. Oh, and I think Edison will be journeying with us, so he may have something to say about everything himself. I’ve just noticed that he appears to be playing Photoshop Ping Pong from home. I’ll talk to him about that when I get home.