My parents are in Hawaii right now. Hawaii, as in, sun and sand and beaches and breezes. The land of Aloha where us island folk can buy Spam and rice at the gas station — or better yet, at McDonald’s! You see friends, herein lies the problem. I’m not there with them. And it kinda feels like this guy in the Toyota Venza commercial. Actually no, it feels exactly like this guy in the Toyota Venza commercial.
Parents? Out having fun? What?
Well, their island escapades are making me all nostalgic about the last time I was in Hawaii. That was when Mom and Dad brought us kids (Mikey and I) along. There, we stayed with family and spent a lot of time beach-hopping around Oahu. Makes for a much cheaper vacation. Beaches don’t cost a thing.
We also did some touristy, sight-seeing stuff too.
I was so determined to put this nostalgia behind me that when I called my parents up last Friday, I coerced them into a binding, unbreakable agreement that said we would return to Hawaii in 2013 and not only see Oahu, but see Maui and the Big Island. Annnnd, maybe I’ll make an addendum to add Kauai to the itinerary. I don’t have their signatures or fingerprints or anything. But now, it’s on the Internet, so that makes it official, right?
In all sincerity, I hope Mom and Dad truly enjoy the rest of their stay in the land of Aloha… even though I know they’re sulking in agony without me. 🙂