Every since I was a little girl, I have been infatuated with everything Hawaiin.
I honestly never thought I’d have the opportunity to visit, seeing as how I live in the beautiful, non-tropical part of the world known as New England. So every summer, I throw a Luau for my family, bringing a bit of the tropics here. It’s a party where flip flops, bright colors, large flowers, pineapples, and everything else I love are in full display.
(My brother wasn’t as impressed by the Hawaiian decor as I was, but he liked the food just fine). 😉
I’m not sure what’s more fun… Planning it or actually enjoying it with my family. 😉
But this year? This year, I’m actually going to Hawaii.
As in, the Hawaiian sun will be shining down on my skin, the pineapple will be fresh off a tree, I’ll relax in the shade of a giant palm, and I’ll actually feel the Hawaiian sand underneath my toes. (And I’ll get to do it all with my hubster).
Nate and I have been saving our pennies the past few years and going on much-less extravagant vacations here in New England, most often renting a cabin in the White Mountains every autumn for our anniversary. The idea was to go further — much, much further — as a second honeymoon, once we had saved enough and before we had cut out a second income. And Nate, knowing how much I adore everything Hawaiian, suggested we go there.
And I, obviously, agreed… by screaming and throwing my arms around his neck. 😉
So yesterday, we found a pretty good deal on a twelve-hour flight (the one part of the trip that I’m not looking forward to), rented a condo in Hawaii (which was actually much cheaper than a hotel), and then sat back and dreamed about all the fun we’ll have.
I’m kind of over-the-top excited and using every ounce of will-power within me to not start packing already… even though we don’t leave for months. 🙂 Which I think is only a sign that I’m going to have a case of Hawaii-on-the-brain pretty much nonstop until I go. (So I apologize now for already having written two posts about my upcoming trip, and I promise to do my best to get this under control by my next blog post).
It’s really not easy… Case in point, I visited a new outlet mall with some gal pals the other day and bypassed all the discounted sweaters and long-sleeved T’s.
You know, I kind of decided to ignore the fact that there’s snow outside and that it’s the middle of January. Instead, I headed straight for the limited supply of spring clothes that were already coming out and also made a mental note that there was a store dedicated completely to bathing suits.
Anyway, I behaved, and my only purchase was a heavily discounted sweater and this simple, cotton sun-dress from the Loft Outlet for only $9.97! I think it’ll be super cute when paired with a bright scarf and a fun bracelet! Hmmm, I’ll bet I can even wear it in… Hawaii!
Ahem, sorry. I’m done now. 🙂
Have you ever been to Hawaii? What place is your dream destination?