Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Aloha! Honeymoon

Thanks to all who stopped by to join in last Wednesday!

Here's hoping some of you might join me in posting a story with a picture for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom.  The challenge is to post a picture, then write a short story or a poem about the picture.  When you have your story written, you can link up for others to read.  Feel free to also add your picture and story to another link of your choice. The link up is on my WWW page here.

Here's my picture for today and the story that goes along with it:

Jerry and I were married on April 26th a few years back. I had never been on a major airliner, but we decided to take a trip to Hawaii for our honeymoon.  We were set to board the plane in St. Louis early in the morning for the flight. We found out that the plane that was to pick us up was delayed somewhere, Chicago if I remember right. 

After working with an agent, we were put on a flight that was to take us to Denver, then to LA, then to Hawaii. We would be arriving a little later than expected, but that was all they could offer. The flight to Denver then to LA was not such a challenge, but when we got to LA, the computer system on the plane went down after landing. The problem was that they couldn't tell who was supposed to continue on, etc., etc. So they put us in first class to make the flight to Hawaii. Not bad, right? We were running very late by this time. We landed in Honolulu, and were to board an island hopper to Maui where we had reservations, but it had become very late at night by this time. 

But first, the plane had to have someone make a run to a shop to pick up some brake fluid for the plane. Needless to say, I was getting pretty nervous by this time, and we had no idea where our luggage was or when it would arrive! We finally boarded the plane to Maui, and I swear we could see the ocean through the floorboards. Arrival at the hotel was somewhere around two o'clock in the morning at Maui. We fell into our bed, exhausted. About five in the morning, the phone rang, and I picked it up to hear "Aloha, this is your wakeup call!"  Of course, I didn't leave a wake up call, but by then we were wide awake, so excited to be in Hawaii that we ran on nervous energy for the rest of the morning, getting out to see what we could see. 

That was 30 years ago! It's been a great marriage, and we have had some incredible experiences together in that time. Don't you just love our traditional Hawaiian dress? 

Now it's your turn. Just post a picture and write your story, then join in below to share.
Linda Kay

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