My work took me to Honolulu for a week to work with the utility company in Oahu. The project came up suddenly, but we were able to also swing having the family come along. It was a very interesting trip, getting familiar with a utility company that is isolated on a very small island and not interconnected with neighboring large utilities, and getting to know the local island culture. It was also interesting getting out around the rest of the island with the family to see the people and places outside Honolulu and Waikiki; how they live and where they live.
Kelly did an amazing job of planning activities for the kids while I worked all week. They got to experience quite a lot on this trip. I had the first Sunday and last Saturday free, so I completely filled those two days up with outings. I managed to get a few activities in during the week after work; a couple of hikes, walks through Waikiki, and dinner at local restaurants. I was planning to skip the Diamond Head hike at sunrise on Saturday morning, but just like with my plan to skip the one last hike at Crater Lake, Kelly talked me into doing this anyway. She was right. It was a great hike!
So many situations emerge every day that change our lives, sometimes unexpectedly and suddenly. Some for the better, some for worse. Much worse. We spent the time in Oahu together enjoying the good fortune, each other, and great weather. When unfortunate situations arise, it’s good to know you fully enjoyed the good days when they were available.
I called my parents form the airport on our way out of town to get the latest updates on current health. Always evolving.
Pictures from the trip: Pictures