The end of this month will be a year since my vacation in Hawaii. One that I will never forget!My husband had just finished a 7-month deployment and the final stop was in Oahu, Hawaii.
Here's how my journey to paradise began.
My flight departed Orlando at 9 A.M. and was headed to Atlanta, GA to connect flights. When the plane landed there was a delay and no one was allowed to leave. This worried me because my flight was set to depart in less than 45 minutes which is not a lot of time when you have to rush to get on another plane. After we finally were able to get off I had to literally RUN. First of all, I had no idea where I was going since this was my first time in the ATL airport. This place was packed. The worst part was that the terminal I had to go to was in the complete opposite of where my plane landed. I had to get on a tram that seemed to go 2 mph. Did I think to wear comfortable shoes while traveling? Nope.
When the tram stopped at the terminal I rushed out of it and started running again. I had less than 5 minutes to catch my 2nd flight. My heart was pounding and I was on the verge of crying. I finally got to the gate with seconds to go before the plane left without me. Out of breath, I quickly got inside and had another obstacle - finding my seat. There were 3 rows of seats and the airplane seemed to be miles long. When I got to my seat I was so relieved. Only 9 hours to go. At least I was next to the window.
|Wild rice, chicken and veggies with a side salad and a roll.|
|Flying over Texas you can see the interesting irrigation circles.|
|Are we there yet???|
The last hour before landing felt the longest. I was very anxious to get on land. As the plane started to descend, I could finally see the island of Oahu!
|There it is :)|
I was very anxious to be out of that plane and meet up with my husband. He was waiting for me by the luggage when I found him among the crowd. It was one of the happiest moments I've ever felt. We gave each other a HUGE hug. I got my polka-dotted pink suitcase and was ready for this adventure!
To be continued.