Aloha

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Last week, I was keeping secret the vacation plans that I had brewing, waiting only to get my ticket in my hands (or inbox) before unleashing it on my loyal readership.  Well, the wait is over, today’s the day…. Hawaii, here I come!

As you all know, I’ve been dying to travel and to get somewhere new.  When I put word on the street that I wanted to get around, my call was answered by my very dear friend, Jason, a guy who has a habit of coming through for me when I least expect it.  He sent me an email that said "I’ve always told you that wherever in the world I go, my place is your place.  Come visit!"  Seconds later, I was at expedia.ca and after about ten days of price watching, I bought my flight yesterday morning.  I don’t know if I’m more excited about being in Hawaii or seeing Jason. 

Back in the day, Jason and I used to date.  He was just finishing up nursing school down the street and in fact, lived three doors down from where I am right now.  We were only neighbours for a couple of months before he left to go to work in San Francisco.  He spent a few years there and I visited him once in December 2003.  That’s the last time we met.  He moved to Honolulu about a year ago and absolutely loves it there.  He’s bought a place and a car and as he put it, he practically lives in boardshorts and t-shirts.  What a life.

So, round about the time that the rainy Vancouver transition between fall and winter is really starting to grate on everyone, I’ll be jetting off to a nice warm beach.  I can’t freaking wait!

Now, off to plan my trip to Calgary, then Portland, then…

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Isn’t he a beauty??

Oh, and thanks for keeping my secret, Sarah.  There was just no way I couldn’t tell you!

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13 Responses to “Aloha”

  1. Renee Says:

    hey I knew too, lol! Well what part of Hawaii? You’ll have a blast, you have to have pancakes with coconut syrup! the best thing 🙂 wish I was coming!

  2. courtney Says:

    eeee! I’m so jealous. I went to Hawaii in 1999 and I’ve always wanted to go back. You’re going to have so much fun!

  3. QueenieCarly Says:

    1999 was when I was there too, only I went to Maui then. It hasn’t been a huge priority, but now that J’s there it climbed higher on the list. I’m going to start counting the days very soon.

  4. dawnmarie Says:

    You are so freaking lucky, you know that, right? Have a fabulous fabulous time. wow.

  5. mon Says:

    Hawaii? You are so lucky! You will have a blast, especially since its going to be getting cold and you will be chillin on the beach in the sun and surf. Lucky!

  6. Toni Says:

    I’m so jealous! That’s awesome!

  7. Vegas Princess Says:

    YEA!!! I am so excited that this worked out for you and you are for sure going. I wish I could go to Hawaii. I have always wanted to go, it seems so beautiful.

    And man, he is a cutie…maybe the magic of the islands will fall upon you.

  8. Megs Says:

    okay, so now i’m mad at you. we were gonna go there this year, but then i got pregnant… 😛

    no, i’m excited for you. you’ll have a great time. enjoy and make sure you take lots and lots of pictures.

  9. kelly Says:

    What’s Jason doing with that poster of me? I’m so embarrassed…

  10. Sarah Says:

    i love it when a plan comes together! haha. good for you. nothing more exciting in my book than having a great trip to look forward to.

  11. Piera Says:

    I’m sooooo jealous.

  12. Grady Says:

    Officially Jealous….

  13. Kristin Says:

    You’re going to love Hawaii. I know some AWESOME places to visit, as I am sure Jason does as well. Have a great time, girl! It is a lovely experience. JEALOUS!!!

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