We now have less than 3 months to Hawaii..
With that in mind, we are starting to tighten up the itinerary a bit, adding in some things, taking out some things, making some decisions on what we want to do.
Given that my other half celebrates his birthday while we are there, the one thing he most wanted to do was this – Dillingham Public Star Party. He loves astronomy.
This means we have to hire a car on Saturday November the 2nd in order to get out there. So we figured if we pick the car up about noon, we’ll head off to Costco for the Saturday Afternoon Insanity of Costco because while we have a car, we can bring stuff like snacks and other shopping back to the condo.
I know it will be busy but we will be in Hawaii, so we will suck it up.
One place we are saying no to now is Hanuama Bay. We just think it will turn into an agony of frustration for us. Too busy, too many people who just watched a video telling them not to touch the coral doing what they were just told not to do.. and do you say something and risk what happens as a result of that, or do you keep your mouth shut and then get angry at yourself for not speaking up..
It is all a bit too much angst for a relaxing holiday. We are looking into other options but may end up spending part of this day at the Ala Moana Beach Park instead. Looks like a great place to spend the day, no?
We have added in the twilight tour at the Honolulu Zoo which was on special on living social. Being a former zoo tour guide myself I am a great fan of zoo tours.
The next big part of planning is to start narrowing down where we plan to eat. This sounds like it should be an easy thing but seriously it is not. There are so many great options. And one of those people travelling is the world’s pickiest eater – yes, my other half.
I have read so much about so many places to eat, I think we could probably improvise this and not have a plan, just go with the flow. On the other hand, it helps with the budgeting to know where you’ll go and what you might have there – not to mention it helps with the picky eater because you can show him the menu and he can choose what he would eat.
The other big step we’ll take shortly is to do a practice pack – it could even be a for real pack because we are only taking enough clothes for 4 days and they are summer clothes, it is winter here just now. I’ll post some pictures of that when I get a chance. 🙂