Vancouver to Oahu
26.09.2013 - 27.09.2013 23 °C
And so it begins on a sunny South Surrey day. Time to go and what is at this point is. We have connected with all our accommodation owners/managers, confirmed flights, train and tours and.....time to go. As exciting as this is I feel sad when we say goodby to Nana at the airport.....but I got over that.
As always with air travel each time we go it is different. We are told we don't need to fill in a customs form...great. The bag check line is blocked off so we join the dozen or so people in the other line. While standing there we learn we could have printed our luggage tags from the kiosk and when another agent came they opened that line. We learned that because we will use Nexus to bypass the longer lines we do need to fill in the declaration for customs. Our bags are underweight unlike the groups ahead of us and we move quickly ahead. I then am reminded that toothpaste, a paste, is a liquid and that my crystal deodorant looks suspicious when our bag is scanned.
Our wait for our flight is uneventful with a game of cards and a late lunch. Roger dared to eat Burger King after that crap we had driving to Spokane and I went for noodles and veggies.
The flight was unremarkable, except we had to pass through the first class with all their nice roomy pods, sigh, it's only six hours we'll be fine. The flight is mostly smooth and we follow the setting sun across the Pacific. We have our bags and call the hotel shuttle and are in our room in less than 1/2 an hour. Of course it is time to eat again. The sister hotel has the dining room, but we ask at the desk where they would go. The answer is the Big Kahunas. Number one in Oahu. A short walk from our hotel we find this little place that can squeeze 21 in snugly and order. No one cleans your table, you serve your own drinks and enjoy the Hawaiian decor that is quaint and dusty. The food....well they dropped a aluminum tin at our table with these homemade bread balls with cheese, garlic and salt that were amazing. Then the pizza.... Wow it was awesome. I asked for a container to take some of mine with me and the server looked worried and asked if there was something wrong. No! Just full!