Are we there yet?

I feel as though we are chasing the sun. Our trip ended up taking four hours longer. After arriving in LA, we had approximately a 4 hour layover but then it got pushed back to a total of 8 hours. Sad part is, we didn’t find this out until they announced it a half hour before our original boarding time. So, instead of taking off into LA for 6 hours, we ended up going out for 2.

Thanks to mom, who stayed at the airport and watched all our luggage, we were able to not worry about that. Dad, Mi Amor, and I walked to Trader Joe’s to get cheap healthy food to bring back. {And it was dad’s first time to California!} 

After meeting a very sweet British couple who have lived in Hawaii for the last two years, we played trivia with them in the terminal. Boy am I glad I brought the little trivia tin along! We connected with them and they were a very interesting couple!  

Restless, sore, and tummy feeling odd, the flight seemed longer than it was. BUT-WE MADE IT TO OAHU!

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Hawaii 2.0

Stars shine with an orange moon as we drive to the airport at 4a.m. My wrinkly eyes squint after only three hours of sleep.

Sunrise brings light over Chicago as our plane lands for a quick layover. My stomach has always had problems when traveling, cause I tend to eat things like granola bars and trailmix and dried fruit…my mom saved my morning by having a fresh apple to pair with the other snacks.

Note to the travelers: bring fresh fruit or carrots with lemon water to help keep you refreshed and not weighed down and bloated.

But for real now, back to the trip.

The backstory: Mi Amor and I went on a trip the end of February (2 months ago) to Hawaii Kai (south east Oahu) via ticket vouchers through Delta Airlines and helpx.net allowed us to work on an organic farm in the mornings in exchange for food and stay. In other words: we went to hawaii with all our needs met and only spent money when we wanted to. We went on an adventure.

The weekend we bought our tickets online in early January, my mom sent a confirmation email “GET THESE DATES OFF WORK!”

We are being spoiled by my parents; they are taking my brother and I, along with our spouses to the North Shore of Oahu for one week. ITS ALL IN HONOR OF THEIR MARRIAGE!!! They have been married for 35 years and have saved and dreamed of this trip for a long while…

And it’s finally here.

Keep up with our travels as I blog each day about the adventures and relaxing times.

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Oh and we crossed over The Grand Canyon.