|We began our Sunday by taking a hotel shuttle to the San Francisco Airport.|
When you live in the middle of nowhere, travel to ANYWHERE isn't easy. But travel to Hawaii is particularly long and hard when you live where we live.
I'm feeling jealous of my brother right about now, who had a whole 12 hours more on the island than we did, and has been home in Seattle for a good 12 hours already while we have only just situated ourselves in yet another hotel and I feel like I've been traveling on planes, shuttles, trains, and every other type of transportation known to man for my entire life. I've been traveling so long that I can't even remember how to use punctuation properly.
But, Hawaii was worth all the travel (and we still have a six hour drive back home tomorrow!).
We said good-bye to Hawaii yesterday around noon. It's the worst part of any vacation, packing up and leaving.
Especially when you know you're going back to winter time after a glorious week of summer.
One last good-bye to the island! And then a long flight to San Francisco.
We landed in Oakland and took the BART to the San Francisco Airport, where we caught the hotel shuttle to our hotel for the night.
This is me and Bria and Sophia being exhausted and hungry while riding BART. Funny story: Once we arrived at our hotel, we wanted to eat, so we headed down to the bar to see what kind of food was there. The very next load of people on the elevator got stuck for about an hour while we ate. We watched the firemen come and work on getting them out. It was crazy, and I'm so glad we weren't the ones stuck!
This morning, we flew out of San Francisco airport (yes, we worked some crazy stuff with airplanes to get the best deals). We flew all the way to Newark, where we had a 4 hour layover, which was just not long enough to take the girls into NYC for a bit. Then we finally flew to Milwaukee, where I am blogging away in a hotel room now.
We were exhausted. Nobody stayed awake on those flights:
That pink monkey blanket sure got around, didn't it?
But despite the 18 hours of travel in the past two days (and six more tomorrow!), it was totally worth it. I soaked up enough sunshine to last me until summer, I think.
Back to life, back to job, back to winter....who can live in Hawaii?
Well, I think I could.
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