May 18, 2011

A Pictureless Postcard From Hawaii. The Final Pack Begins.

Hello Everyone!

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. I'm sitting in our hotel room and it's a balmy evening. Just a little humid. The locals tell us that this is winter and the moisture in the air is unusual and excessive to their minds. I've just had a tuna and lettuce sandwich on the balcony as the sun set over the resort and the ocean beyond. I will be a very unwilling passenger on that Qantas flight to Sydney tomorrow morning, let me tell you.

I'm hoping that I still have what it takes to blog. Almost 10 days of sun, surf and beach have rendered me into a more tanned, more grounded and way more relaxed incarnation of the person I've been these last few months.

Hawaii has been a gracious host to Mr SSG and myself. I hardly know where to begin to tell you all the news. Yes so much shopping went down that a Hawaii Shop Girl post is in order but there has been so much more to this holiday. I am a different person to who I was 10 days ago.

I took some photos with Mr SSG's new iPad just now and I was hoping to include these with this post but the God of Photo Uploading From iPad has failed me. So you'll have to imagine the following:

- the sunset from our hotel room balcony
- our last dinner in Hawaii, from the 24 hour deli because we've eaten WAY too much these last few days to do justice to another American sized restaurant dinner
- the final mountain of shopping bags I've collected from my final assault on The Ala Moana Center (finally got that American spelling)
- my stash of Starbucks instant coffee, to remember this holiday when I'm making that first cup of coffee of the day at work next week.

I have to leave you for now because I seriously have to pack. All 64kg. Somehow it has to fit into my suitcase and the nifty ruck sack on wheels I bought on the second day of this holiday.

Take care and I'll be back soon. Hopefully after Darwin this weekend. I hope you're all well.




PS: I am now beyond up to the minute with Glee and The Good Wife. But not with Masterchef Australia or Offspring.

16 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you're rested, relaxed and shopped up :) Safe flight home x

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  2. Good luck with your journey home - I hope you're not too sad. I'm looking forward to unpacking all those shopping bags with you next week! xxx

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  3. Wow - sounds amazing!!! I've never been to Hawaii...but it's most defnitely on the list! Can't wait to hear more xx

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  4. Gosh, I think I need to go to Hawaii......... Looking forward to hearing all about it and living vicariously.

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  5. Sounds like you're having a fantastic time SSG.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday and look forward to having a peek at your shopping haul!!!

    <3
    BB

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  6. It's sooooo hard to come home from longish holidays like that, isn't it? I went on a cruise recently and it was just so much fun that I did not want to get off and head down the gangplank back to reality. It sounds like you've had an amazing time and I look forward to seeing some photos soon. :)

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful trip - can't wait to see some of your loot when you get back! Safe flight.

    L
    xx

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  8. Hawaii is amazing!
    There is something in the air there..
    Can't wait to hear all about it..

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  9. Sounds a-mazing! can't wait to see your photos x

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  10. Very jealous. Can't wait for all your news.

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  11. Can't wait to hear all about your time and to see your shopping haul SSG. So pleased you have had a wonderful holiday. (from Semi Expat Sarah) xx

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  12. I'm glad that you enjoyed your vacation and I can't wait to read more about it. I haven't been to Hawaii since Xmas 1994...maybe it's time for me to try Hawaii it again.

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  13. Sounds absolutely amazing and glad to hear you're enjoying your holiday. Can't wait to hear about your haul! Tc

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  14. I hope you had a fabulous holiday and looking forward to seeing your stash!!!
    Isn't the 2 x 32 kilo Qantas allowance the best!!!
    xx

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  15. So lovely to hear from you all!

    I'm home in Sydney and a little overwhelmed at the monster I've created. Every available surface in spare bedroom, the lounge room and the master bedroom is hidden under a mountain of shoes and clothing. It's like a stocktake gone wrong.

    Will be back with a regular post when things settle down. Off to Darwin tomorrow morning.

    SSG xxx

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  16. Can't wait for the wrap up! Don't let it overwhelm you. It can stay in the spare room for months on end. Chuck it all in there.

    I just googled Sydney Shop Girl cause I was too lazy to go through my blog and the top result was Overspending on Escorts? Have a discreet affair for $49 lol

    TDM xx

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