Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our First Day! - Our Travel to Hawaii!

It’s 3:02 pm as I write this. Let’s see that is Toronto Time (our home town), It is 3:03 pm in Chicago and 10:03 am in Hawaii. We are hurdling back through time. Well ok not really, just through time zones!

We arrived in Chicago with 12 min to spare. Thankfully our gates were only 3 apart. Enough time for a snack and a washroom visit. Then they announced boarding! We took advantage of the few hundred dollar difference and decided to fly business class.

Boy what a difference. Sitting in seats 1F,1H and 1J. Now we are flying United, which if I were really honest, I would say that it really is an old airline and certainly not as nice as Air Canada (yes all you Canadians – I said it!). The equipment is old and tired, but they offer a good rate on “Domestic First Class” that we are willing to take. It is much better than being in economy class for a 9 hour flight. I just went for a walk back there and the configuration is 2 5 2 – they look squished and not comfortable at all. So I won’t complain.

We arrived in Chicago with 12 min to spare. Thankfully our gates were only 3 apart. Enough time for a snack and a washroom visit. Then they announced boarding! We took advantage of the few hundred dollar difference and decided to fly business class. Boy what a difference. Sitting in seats 1F,1H and 1J. Now we are flying United, which if I were really honest, I would say that it really is an old airline and certainly not as nice as Air Canada (yes all you Canadians – I said it!). The equipment is old and tired, but they offer a good rate on “Domestic First Class” that we are willing to take. It is much better than being in economy class for a 9 hour flight. I just went for a walk back there and the configuration is 2 5 2 – they look squished and not comfortable at all. So I won’t complain.

More excitement, once we were on the plane and started to settle in, the flight attendant served, orange juice, champagne or water. Warren made a mimosa (orange juice and champagne), and as we were settling in I managed to do what I do and knocked the glass all over my leg, the floor and the table. So I started off a little wet. Later the flight attendant offered to take our picture, the 3 of us. Warren picked up his wine and it spilled on my tshirt and pants! So I don’t drink, and I smelled like I had just been at a booze up in a brewery (as my mom would say).



Mr. Quack got a tour of the flight deck as they were boarding the plane. He (and Warren) were very excited!
Here are Mr. Quack and Waddles enjoying their “First Class” seat!


The food was ok. Montana was excited to “experience” the meal service. You know food you don’t have to pay for and the white tablecloth and the real glassware and cutlery.

Warren had a couple of drinks and had an hour nap. Montana is happily watching the last episodes of Gossip Girl she missed during the school year and at camp.

I don’t sleep well on planes, so I worked on a page for the website and then thought – I should do our first official entry for our blog!

So only about 5 hours left. Hmmm maybe I will try for a nap – most likely not – more PSP time or maybe a movie – ahhh vacation!
Oh by the way, I haven’t seen Warren this excited or relaxed in awhile! It’s like our wedding day! He can’t stop kissing me!

Love to our families, and if you are a reader of the blog or a visitor to http://www.excellent-vacation-ideas.com/, stay tuned – our adventure has just begun!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

It sounds awesome so far! you guys look great =) (so does Mr. Quack and Waddles ;p)