Aloha Kakou – Greetings to all!
This post is being brought to you from the sunny shores of Hawaii 🙂
Alaska Air – Spirit of the Islands
We were going to wait until the boys were a little older before we took them on their first ‘BIG’ trip. Thanks to a generous gift from a relative/old family friend and the Atlantis Resort and Casino – Rachel & I decided to ‘Go For It’!!!
Let me backtrack a little before getting in to our big adventure.
Rachel and I wracked our brains planning this trip. How do we keep almost 2 1/2 year old boys entertained for 5 hours on a plane? Fortunately an iPad, a Galaxy Tablet and a Lenovo Tablet came to our rescue. I loaded the devices with the boys favorite movies: Cars 3, Despicable Me 3, Big Hero 6 and Ice Age. We also bought them some new Hot Wheels and some playing cards. I purchased 3 Blue Tooth headsets to pair with each device so that they can watch whatever movie they want. This worked out pretty well and kept the boys busy for at least 2 hours. We also brought some new Hot Wheels and some cards for them to play with
- Research Kid Friendly Activities
I love to travel and the one thing that I am really good at is researching/planning activities. This trip was a little different as I had to keep in mind that we have 3 toddlers to entertain and keep happy.
Here’s a short list of our ‘Must See‘ things while in Hawaii
- Honolulu Zoo
- Sea Life Park Hawaii
- Hawaiian Railway Society
- Waikiki Aquarium
- Matsumoto’s Shave Ice
A couple of days before the trip we all came down with a cold. Fever, cough, scratchy throat. I went out and purchased some Zicam & Airborne and it helped me to fend off any further issues. Rachel was not as fortunate and had to visit Kaiser to see if she needed antibiotics. The boys each had their bout with the flu and Makani has had it the worst. Hopefully we get one full day in before we have to go home tomorrow.
I think the 2 activities that stand out from this trip were the train ride at Hawaiian Railway Society and an evening at the beach in Kailua. We also enjoyed playing at the Lagoon in Ko’olina (by the Aulani Resort). If you decided to try the train ride be sure to check out the model railroad museum and 2 Scoops Ice Cream in Ko’olina.
That’s all for now. Here are some pictures of our adventure:
Waikiki beach – view from our lanai
Honolulu Zoo – Keoni, Makani & Kaleo
Hawaiian Railway Society – Kaleo, Makani & Keoni
Waikiki Beach – Keoni, Kaleo & Makani
Rachel wrangling the boys at Kailua Beach – Kaleo, Makani & Keoni
Family photo at Mokoli’i (Chinaman’s Hat)
There was a ballistic missile alert for the Hawaiian islands on Saturday, fortunately it was a false alarm!
We were oblivious to the threat because we did not receive an alert until after it had been cancelled. Mahalo ke Akua…
Until next time friends