Aloha from the beautiful state of Hawaii where the view is irreplaceable, the sun is shining, and the life is simply good. Maui is a beautiful place and after one of the longest days ever yesterday (Thursday) we are simply happy to be here. Wherever you are, odds are you are probably not in the same time zone as me. It is very weird being so far behind. Right when you’re getting ready to go to bed I’m enjoying the afternoon on the beach. So weird to think about! But this change in time has really thrown me off… No problem though the condo and view makes up for it all. We are currently at a lūʻau. Nothing gets more Hawaiian than that! There is a first time for everything. Also may I add how cool it is to have a best friend from Hawaii and now really see and think about how cool her life is. I mean this lūʻau something she probably knows all about. It’s also great to be back in the same time zone as her! Hawaii is starting off great!
Now have I got a story for you. If you saw my Twitter war with American Airlines (aka not me, my family) then you know my day of travel was pretty bad yesterday (Thursday). I mean can airlines actually ever be 100% accurate as far as time and costumer satisfaction? We were supposed to leave at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday morning, have two flights, and arrive to Maui mid afternoon. Well this plan was all interrupted when we received word at 2:00 a.m. that our flight to Dallas had been delayed, which meant the flight we were catching to Maui would leave before we would get there. So of course we were very frustrated and got little sleep in for the rest of the day. We were kind of unsure what to do, but thanks to our wonderful travel agent we were able to switch airlines and get out to Hawaii on Thursday. We really wanted to be here with my Bia on Friday. American Airlines wanted us to stay in Dallas Thursday night and then get to Hawaii on Friday. This wouldn’t have been the worst thing in the world, but guess what? If we would have done that we never would have made it to Dallas because after several delays they cancelled the 6:45 a.m. at 3:20 p.m. Now isn’t that something? Basically we were all awake for over 24 hours. After little food, little sleep, tiny planes next to strangers, hours in LR airport, a quick stop in Houston, a quick stop in San Francisco, and a 5 hours flight with a screaming child, we made it to paradise. Needless to say, we are happy to be here. We have some adventures planned so stay tuned to find out!
When life gets all messy it is hard to stay thankful, but I promise there is always light at the end of the tunnel and sometimes the light is hard to see, I know, but the thing to remember is that it is there. My family and I love Maui and we are so happy/grateful to be staying in the same place. It feels good to be back! Can’t wait to see what is in store this week. But first lets get some sleep.
No matter what, I am always thankful!
Southern and Thankful