a couple of days after the bean came home, we packed up again and headed off to the airport - and this time, we were super excited because we were off to hawaii, our forever happy place.
we'd completed all of the online forms and uploaded our vaccination cards and figured we were good to go...but after we got ourselves checked in and dropped off our bags we found out there was one more hurdle. turns out that they needed to see your physical vaccination card and issue you a wristband that would allow you to go through the airport once in honolulu. we hadn't known about this last step, and with the line snaking all the way across the terminal with just one customer service rep behind the desk, we resigned ourselves to the possibility of having to stand in a super long line once we landed. blah. still, we were stoked to be on our way.
the trip i'd booked was one of those package deals that bundled hotel and air together for a discount, but the hub had somehow managed to finagle using points to upgrade our flights to first class. and so when we boarded the plane and turned the corner, we were beyond elated to find that the plane was equipped with pods in first class. woohoo!!