Up a 5 A.M. and the ocean outside was still very dark. It was clear that it was going to be a long day home. We finished what little packing we had left and then went down for breakfast in the hotel and went back up to the room and looked one more time for the “kids” which by this time we call the dolphins. No such luck. They were probably hunting in another bay. We have to thank them for all the enjoyment they gave us over the last six days.
On our way to the airport and it was smooth as we checked the car in and then checked in for our flight. We are always irritated by the amount of carry-on luggage people drag on the plane but, when the airlines started charging $25.00 a bag for luggage who can blame them. My guess is that 75% of all passengers on these flights to and from Hawaii only have carry-on to save a few bucks. 50 pounds of carry-on in the cabin instead of the luggage compartment. Bad decision airlines.
The plane is about 80% full and I have no leg room but I am getting used to that but still hate it. . Also packing our own snacks and meals now as none are available. A grey-hound bus is more comfortable but limited high ways to Hawaii from California. Half way to the west coast now that I have finished complaining.
We arrived at LAX and all went well with luggage. Our Fly Away Bus was full and the traffic in the airport was a mess. Finally caught the Fly Away, drove home and arrived home just before midnight. Tiny Tina was beside herself to have us home again.
Glad we went on this trip to say goodbye to Libby’s brother but very good to be home.