Published: October 21st 2011October 15th 2011
Well, the flight was long, and since I did not pay $5 to rent the headphones to watch Green Lantern
, pretty boring, except for the turbulence, which was not boring, and kept us in our seats for most of the flight. This was fine with me, as I had intended to be in my seat for the entirety of the flight. Interestingly enough, I got stuck in the rear galley hanging on to a stanchion for 10 or 15 minutes while I waited for the beverage cart to clear the aisle.
We had what seemed like about a 5-mile hike from our jetway to the baggage claim, but on the bright side, we got to see all
the sights at Honolulu airport. We scored a tricked-out Chrysler Town-and-Country minivan from the rental place and were on our way.
You would think, having been here before, and having rented from the same company, and having stayed in the same town, it would have been a smooth trip from car rental lot to the beach house. Not so, not so. We finally figured out how to get in the right general direction, but ended up taking the other
route instead of the one we planned.
The beach house is awesome, since it's 1) a house and b) very near the beach.
Oh, god, the sand; there is so very much of it, and it gets everywhere. I had completely forgotten about the sand.
We ate at Sweet Home Waimanalo, a little plate-lunch/Hawai'ian BBQ place. It was tasty. Then, we went to Safeway and bought all of the things. Finally, back to the house for mai tai cocktails (no little umbrellas, though).