Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alaina's Going into High School Trip

We have started some really fun traditions with the kids. When they turned 8 Dave took them to a place they wanted to go...Andy chose Utah for a BYU football game, Alaina and Becca both chose Disneyland, and Ryan chose Legoland. Then, when they turn 10 they get to fly alone to Idaho and spend a week with Dave's parents. And when they are entering High School, the boys go with Dave and the girls go with me, anywhere in America they want for a quick weekend. So, this was the first time I got to go and Alaina chose Hawaii!

For as much as we travel, I was surprised to realize this was the first time I have ever rented a car. Dave always does it. So, I figured out how to drive to Waikiki and we unloaded our things at the hotel. We stayed at the amazing Hilton Hawaiian Village and our building was the one Michael Jackson and Elvis had stayed in. We spent Friday night shopping and eating sushi!

It was such a fun trip. We were able to do whatever we wanted and Alaina got to pick all of the restaurants and activities, without any other opinions or desires. All of these animals were at our hotel.

We went jetskiing first thing Saturday and Alaina proved to be quite the driver! She almost tipped us at first, but got used to it quickly and was really fun to ride with. It was her first time on a jet ski. We saw an amazing sea turtle swimming right next to us in the ocean!

We went parasailing afterwards and did the "Extreme Ride"... 1,000 feet up! The driver dipped us in the water several times and we had a great ride. Alaina said it was the best day!

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Genuinely Garff said...

This is fabulous!! What a wonderful tradition. Looks like an absolutely amazing and beautiful trip. So glad you guys got to spend that time together. Love your family!