Friday, December 28, 2012

When Aloha means 'Thank god we're still here'

Sometimes the best part of a vacation is the anticipation. You might say that was the case this Christmas when Sue and I flew to Hawaii to celebrate her birthday. But you'd be wrong.

We started planning in the summer, booked the flight and hotel in August and bought tickets to a luau and made reservations for Christmas dinner soon after.

We were so excited. Ready for a break from work and to spend a few days in paradise. I was looking forward to showing Sue my old haunts from when I lived in Hawaii in my 20s.

Then we had one of those hiccups that happens because we're not in our 20s anymore. A little health issue stopped us in our tracks for a day or so at the beginning of our trip.

Was this vacation going to be all anticipation? No. It turned out to be just fine. We did everything we'd planned -- just did it at a slower pace, with a little less gusto.

Robin, back home in Phoenix


Abbie Green said...

Glad it was a bump in the road and wishing you both a happy and healthy New Year! Hugs - Abbie

Lori Lavender Luz said...

I'm so glad you were able to enjoy yourselves in spite of the health issue. I hope all is resolved now. The slide show is amazing! You both look happy and healthy.

Johnnypsmom said...

Loved the slide show. Hawaii is so beautiful. I believe that sometimes a slower pace is a gift to allow us to savor the moment. Hope everyone is healthy!

Kathy said...

Here via Perfect Moment Monday and agree with Amy about a slower pace being a gift at times. I too hope your health issues have been resolved or are soon. Thank you for sharing! I love Hawaii! My husband and I honeymooned there 12 years ago. Happy New Year!

Robin J Phillips said...

Thanks for all your good wishes, everyone. It's pretty easy to put together a beautiful slideshow when you have Hawaii as your backdrop.
I agree that a slower pace is a wonderful thing. Sue's doing OK. She's got a recurring issue that flared up 3 hours after we touched down!! Geez!
We'll slow down for a while ... and lean on each other.

Happy New Year to you all! Thanks, Lori, for sending eyeballs my way. Always a treat.

Lori Lavender Luz said...

:-). I like it when perfect moment noticers get get know each other.

Addison Cooper said...

I'm glad you got to make it to Hawaii, even with that bump in the road. My wife and I were able to have a 24-hour layover there on the way back from visiting her parents in South Korea; it was awesome!

Robin J Phillips said...

Sounds fun, Addison. But 24 hours in Hawaii. I don't think I'd be able to sleep.

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