My mom and I started with a Tupperware close out sale from 8 to noon. We were supposed to then go to Aiea to pick up some Tupperware parts from an older woman who lives in Aiea. Then head to a Tupperware party in Honolulu.
Jody was off and she and Jayziel came over to hang out during the sale. When she's off, she refuses to stay home and be a vampire. So she asked what we were all doing.
The party cancelled. We packed up at noon. And Romel had a picnic at the Hale Koa Hotel to meet up with fellow Wolfhounds. Since Jody NEVER goes to the beach and Mom didn't have anything planned but our party, we all followed each other to Waikiki.
The kids got to play on the playground, walk the beach and get a little sun, see some turtles, and then we saw the traffic. It was about 2:30 pm.
Our cars were in the Ft. Derussy lot and the traffic was CRAZY compliments of the Annual Spam Jam.
I called Hale Koa to see if they had rooms. ALL BOOKED. We checked the Hilton. Over $300 for one night. No thanks.
Stroke of luck Jody saw her friend Karen was in Waikiki and works at the Embassy Suites. She went out of her way during her OWN staycation to get us a spectacular room (2 bedroom suite) for a great price! Includes a reception w/ 2 drinks in the evening and FREE HOT FULLY LOADED breakfast the next morning for everyone. Free parking for one vehicle. etc etc.
Well, many of you know me to LIVE IT UP. We were in Wakiki. A 10 minute walk from Waikiki Beach.
We checked into the room, got settled, gave the kids a bath and rested a bit. Then we walked back to the park to help Romel wheel everything to the room. They were having movies at the park.
Saturday night, my mom, Shelby and Jody went to have a lovely birthday dinner with Karen and family for their son, Maddox's 5th birthday. I stayed back with Romel and Emily. We were all so tired.
Sunday morning up at the 6:30 am and ran down for breakfast. Then pool time. Then I decided at the last minute, Hey! let's do atlantis! Jody and Mom never been. Neither has Emily. Romel wanted to sleep. So I booked our seats, we walked down and it was a fabulous deep sea adventure!
We walked back at 3 and had an early dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise.
We then went back to the room, packed up, and checked out.
It was a great 2 day staycation in Waikiki. Jody paid for the room. We paid for Atlantis. Mom paid for our humongo cheeseburgers.
It was by no means a "cheap" weekend. But the time we got to spend with each other is priceless. And the kids got to enjoy it.
It was too bad the bigger kids didn't come.
This was not planned at all so we literally winged it. Even went to Ross to get some clothes and ABC for toothbrushes and toothpaste! LOL!