We had a big surprise today that turned into a blessing. It sort of makes up for the United flight that wasn’t. Guess I must have been banking my flight karma because when we checked in for our return flight (bless you internet), we found that our return flight was delayed due to snow and rain in the Seattle/Bellingham area. Upon closer inspection, we realized that our newly delayed flight would arrive too late to make the final connection back to Bellingham. Alaska Air, bless their hearts, thoughtfully let us spend an extra night in Hawaii rather than making us spend a miserable 6 hours in the Seattle airport waiting for the first Bellingham flight on Monday. Thus, we got an unexpected day in Hawaii.
We made the most of our bonus day. We found a fabulous little cove and snorkled the morning and afternoon away. The fish in this little cove rivaled any fish I had seen scuba diving and better yet, there were snacks and a warm sun to dry off to (no freezing boat to climb back into and wait for the next dunking). We finished the day at the Four Seasons on the point, with Kauai visible in the distance, and watched whales off the point while sipping lovely chilled drinks with umbrellas.
The whole day was an unexpected surprise; an extra free day on the island. We felt especially lucky to be rebooked on the same flight … only tomorrow. And we are thankful for our bonus day on the island along with our extra special time together with friends laughing all day. Joy joy.
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Body Natural Soap says
Those fish are brilliant. They don’t even look real. You look sun kissed. I am so jealous!!!!
Vinca Leaf Quilts says
I’ve been to Hawaii only once, and it was certainly a treasure! 😀 Yay for scuba fishies!
Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill says
You look wonderful! And what a blessing in the delay. You just never know what a turn of events are going to bring.
We got almost 3 inches of snow here in Poulsbo. What a surprise! It was quite beautiful though.
I am so happy to hear the airline was so kind and generous to you girls, what a special treat that Im sure you all deserved! What a happy delay story!
An extra day in paradise! That’s a gift!
Are ya gonna flap your arms 15 times and draw us all to Hawaii with you? (oh well! Ha!) Loved the whale watching blog posts…even if blurry pics didn’t make it. I would imagine they would pail in comparison to the actual experience.
Alaska Airlines…I just love that flight co.! 2nd flight on a plane ever on our way to Alaska for honeymoon was on Alaska Airlines. The experience still doesn’t tarnish after many “across the pond” type flights. 😀
Cathy Winsby says
Sounds like you had the most wonderful time!!
Glad you got to avoid the snow for another day.
2 Virgos Designs says
Anne-Marie, thanks for sharing and the pics are lovley!