Yes, yes… I know… we really are behind in our blogging. We still haven’t finished blogging about our Hawaii trip.
Our Hawaii Alarm Clock
I forgot to blog about one story while we on the Big Island with Stan, Bel, & baby Noah. It’s memorable. While we were in Hawaii, Caleb was our 6:30AM alarm clock. No matter how late we put him to bed, no matter how many times he would wake up at night, he ALWAYS woke up at 6:30. On our last Big Island day, Caleb woke up at 7:30AM. When we saw the clock, Chris & I cheerfully got out of bed and praised our boy for sleeping in. The pool opens at 7:30AM, so we decided to go swimming. On our way to the pool, I pointed out to Chris that it’s a gloomy/cloudy day since it was still a bit dark for 7:30. We get to the pool. It’s locked, but somebody’s inside cleaning. He tells us to come back when the pool is open. We tell him that the pool is supposed to open at 7:30. He looks at us and says something like, “It’s 7:30 already? Oh no!! I’m running late.” Then he looks at a pool clock and tells us that it’s only 6:45. What?!!! We still have no idea how our bedside clock got changed. It was right when we put Caleb to bed. Oh well.
Our Flight Home
We were running really late to the airport, so Stan & Bel came to help us return our rental car and get checked in quickly. Our flight was with ATA. Stan knew one of the ATA worker guys. He was one of Stan’s high school friends. Stan tried pulling some strings to get us ahead in this long, long slow line (since we were already late). He found out from his friend that our flight was canceled (though nobody else in the line knew that yet as the flight was only announced as being delayed). We got pulled out of the line with our luggage. His friend got us onto the next American Airlines flight back to LAX. Yay! Go Stan. It’s nice to have our Hawaiian connection. Only a few were given tickets onto this AA flight. Most had to wait until the next departing ATA flight (I think that was in the middle of the night or the next day). And out of the ones who received AA tickets, we were the only ones who had our luggage. You know why? Because the Wong family was running really late and hadn’t checked in to our original flight like everyone else already had.
Yes, Caleb and I got chosen to be personally security checked. I guess we just look that dangerous.
Caleb slept for only 30 minutes on this plane ride home. He really had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. We tried to make him as comfy as we could, but it was one fussy plane ride home.
Daddy even tried to help Caleb with his ear pressure by enticing him with a pacifier.
We got back from Hawaii on Friday, 3/14/08. We needed that whole weekend to unpack and decompress from our vacation before Chris went back to work on Monday. Here’s Caleb helping us unpack.
Yesterday, I discovered that ATA filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 3rd and ended all of their passenger services to Hawaii. Good thing this happened after our trip to Hawaii. We probably couldn’t have afforded to pay for another set of airline tickets.