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Home from Hawaii; Son Off to Camp

July 9th, 2012 at 09:55 pm

Well, I've been home for a few days. We had fun, but did more activities and less lounging about than I would have liked. I worked Thursday and Friday, took it easy Saturday, drove son to camp Sunday.

What can I say about the trip? We had a great time, and I spent too much money. My camera was in BF's jacket pocket, and he left his jacket in my cousin's dining room! So I did take pictures, just not with my camera. I have to wait for others to share with me. It is so frustrating!

We did a lot of snorkeling. We went ziplining and scuba diving. We went to Pearl Harbor. We did the 8 hour "Lost" tour. We went to a luau. And, I had a delicious mango margarita at a Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Hawaii certainly is beautiful. Our condo rentals on the big island were very luxurious. Our hotel rooms in Honolulu were right on Waikiki beach. My son had the time of his life. We made a lot of wonderful family memories. I'm so glad my mom went. Smile

I have been waiting for one more vacation expense to post. We had a limo service bus pick us up from my cousin's house and take us to the airport. She paid. When we returned home, the same service met us at the airport and took us back to cousin's house. I was supposed to pay. However, they have never charged me. I suspect that they charged cousin's credit card again. I called the limo service today and they are looking into it. Once that posts, I will have my final tally.

My remaining vacation fund balance will not cover my Visa bill; not even close. I think I will be doing a balance transfer to Citi MC and limping along with credit card debt a while longer. I will divert my vacation savings deposit towards credit card debt until it is paid in full.

Today, BF listed a piece of property his mother owned with an agent. (Not the house, 40 some acres of timberland.) I hope it sells quickly, I want my 6k back!

My new mortgage did fund right on schedule.

3 Responses to “Home from Hawaii; Son Off to Camp”

  1. SicilyYoder Says:

    Sounds like an awesome vacation! I want some DOLE pineapple ice cream!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    Teresa, we went to the Dole plantation, too! That pineapple ice cream was yummy. Smile
    We bought pineapples at the farmers market several times, cut them into chunks and had some with every meal. (Should have mentioned, while in the condos we prepared our own meals instead of eating out.) So delicious! The best pineapple I have ever had.

  3. climbingout Says:

    It sounds like you guys had a great vacation. Glad you were able to make some more amazing family memories.

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