Jim and I just returned from ten wonderful nights in Hawaii. Three we spent on Waikiki Beach, which is a fun place to visit, but not for long.
Then we moved on to Kauai, the northernmost of the Hawaiian Islands and our favorite. We spent a week in a condo where we had stayed twice before. The building is three floors high, and the condo is oceanfront. It was fantastic! However, all good things must come to an end, and this trip did.
When we left home we flew from Nashville to Salt Lake City, UT and then from there to Honolulu. That entire trip took 12 hours. When we returned, it took twice as long. We flew from Kauai to Honolulu, Honolulu to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Atlanta, and then Atlanta to Nashville. (They always let you fly overnight to get home.) We were in LA in the late evening for about an hour. Then we got to Atlanta around 6. We had three hours there, so we enjoyed a good breakfast. We arrived back in Shelbyville early yesterday afternoon as planned.
This morning I slept late (guess jet lag is working on me). When I did get up, both my sister and one of our sons had sent a text about the possible tsunami in Hawaii and the west coast of the U. S. mainland.
My heart aches for the people who lost their families, homes, and their own lives. It is so sad to watch. May God watch over them, and other countries assist them.
If we had come home a couple of days later, we would have been through LA tonight. Of course, it would not have affected the eastern side of our country except to mess up flight schedules.
Thank God and Delta we're home!