Hello Hawaii: The Aloha State
May. 8, 2018Leave a comment
Destination: Honolulu, Hawaii
I’ve always wanted to visit Hawaii. When I think of Hawaii, I think of sitting on the beach and sipping on fresh coconut out of a straw — with a tiny little umbrella. The fine sand between my toes. The bright blue turquoise ocean water. The crisp ocean breeze. Romantic walks on the beach. The gorgeous sunsets that are ridiculously vivid in color. The beautiful weather. Palm trees. Pineapples. Waves. Surfing. Kona coffee. Last but not least, spending days on the beach without worrying about a thing.
That is THE LIFE. 🙂
One day, I decided I was going to Hawaii. It was set. I was excited. I flew from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Honolulu, Hawaii. If you don’t know where Minneapolis is, here’s a map. Minneapolis is in the upper mid-west region of the United States. Anddddd there’s Hawaii! The estimated flight time is 9 hours and 45 minutes (10 hours total). The total flight duration for me was 12 hours!! It would’ve been a much shorter flight if I flew from California (where I live now).
At MSP Airport
Early in the morning. I dress pretty casual to airports. Comfort is key. I felt tired but excited at the same time. Here’s me with Snoopy. Snoopy is a very well-known pup in Minneapolis. He’s part of the Peanuts Gang. He is everywhere in MN!
I arrived earlier than expected (always), so I had time to burn. What can you really do but explore the airport! A great way to get some exercise in! As always, I eat a healthy, fulfilling meal before arriving to the airport. My travel buddy, obviously, did not. We stopped by a restaurant called “Wok & Roll.” It’s a quick service type of restaurant serving Chinese cuisine. Here’s his food.
I too packed healthy, portable snacks with me on all of my trips. Usually dark chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, fresh fruits (bananas, apples, oranges), and such. The airline did provide me with a snack — pretzels. It is what it is, guys.
Peeking out the window while taking off to Hawaii.
On the plane, all I did was sleep, eat, and browse the web. Mainly sleep. 12 hours is such a long time. I woke up to this: Clouds and the top view of Hawaii! 🙂
My first day in Hawaii. I arrived after 6 pm. Here I am, stuck in Hawaii traffic. :'(
Once I settled in and unpacked, I left to go watch the fireworks at Waikiki Beach!
Watch the fireworks at Waikiki Beach with me! Fireworks only happens every Friday evening. They were amazing and beautiful! A great way to celebrate my first day on this AMAZING island! LOVEEE!!
After watching the fireworks, I roamed around Honolulu and picked up some food for the time-being. There was a food market just minutes away. I literally walked there! This isn’t a substantial meal, but it’s something to keep my stomach happy. I was so tired from the 12 hour flight. Good enough for the night! I absolutely love fruit. My favorite fruit would be the apple. Mmmm!
That is my first night in Honolulu. It went as planned. No, I did not stay up late and party. I rested up for the next day. Many adventures to come! Many sights to see!
Ever been to Honolulu, Hawaii? How was it? 😃
- For long flights, wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
- Pack light. Trust me, less worries!
- Choose a good airline to fly with.
- Fireworks at the Hawaiin Village at Waikiki Beach is free. Starts between 7:45 pm – 8:00 pm.
A Day at KCC Farmer’s Market
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