*sigh* we chatted and reminisced about our wedding the whole way back. and then the hub's phone rang, and we were off to the shops - again - to meet his partner and his wife for breakfast.
. i'd really wanted to get to cheeseburger, but it didn't look like that was going to happen on this trip. damn. well, next time. hopefully we'll get back to maui before i'm completely old and decrepit.
it was nice to have some time for just the four (well, technically, five, but the bean didn't do much talking) of us to hang out and talk. and, as always, longhi's breakfast was yummy. and before we knew it, it was time to go back to the hotel, pick up our luggage, and get our asses to the airport. boooooooo.
after running through the abc store one more time to find stuff for the kid, plus a stop at the louis vuitton store (the saleslady had forgotten to put the little lock for my speedy in the bag - horrors!), we met up with the rest of the group to catch the shuttle. well, most of them caught the shuttle, and we rode with the one couple who'd rented a minivan. funny - that van got used exactly twice. once to get to the resort, and now to go back to the airport. we'd never been on a vacation where we stayed on property the whole time - typically, we're wanderers who like to drive around and explore wherever we happen to be vacationing.
the rest of our time on the island was spent sitting at the airport, waiting to board our plane. i'd remembered the day before to visit the business center at the resort to check in online and print our boarding passes, and managed to reserve the very last aisle of two seats in the "economy plus" section. yay for me!
and as on our flight out, this one was blissfully uneventful. well, there WAS one family a couple of rows in front of us who had a lap child a few months older than the bean, plus another who looked far too old to be sitting on a lap for five hours. and that kid never stopped screaming and whining and running amok the ENTIRE TIME. ugh. but the bean was, again, the perfect little traveler. she slept and ate the whole way home - all the way through the flight, past baggage claim, through the car ride home, and only woke up when we pulled into the driveway.
and that's my story! maui trip, check. now - on to thanksgiving. it's going to be one hell of a week. the hub volunteered us to host a pre-thanksgiving dinner at our house on sunday for his africa team members, and we've got 32 people coming. oh, oh, oh, and then? we're hosting his family for thanksgiving dinner here on thursday.
no, i didn't smack him. but i want to.