Maui Here We Come

OK, we’re not really heading to Maui until Thursday.

We’ll be there 7 glorious days. Fsck the rain, Fsck the clients, Fsck the kids with autism! We’re taking a break!

My generous parents are taking us with them on their yearly pilgrimage to the land of perpetual scuba diving, the land of warm weather in the depths of winter, the land of rainbows and tacky shirts. They’re also taking my brother and his girlfriend. I am so lucky to have parents like mine.

Here’s some stuff that I’m pretty sure will happen:

* We’ll go diving at least two days. These will be boat dives, where the dive masters deal with all your equipment, act as tour guides, let you hold the octopus, and then lift your heavy gear off you before you climb back into the boat. Coffee, sandwiches, and a good time will be had by all.

* We’ll bicker like always. Mom will teach Lucas to say at least one “bad” word, probably more. Mom cusses like a sailor.

* My brother will bait my mother at every possible opportunity; she will bite every time

* I will try to knit a hat; it might be too warm to knit a hat

* Lucas will fall in love with Courtney (the girlfriend who looks like Sandra Bullock, only cuter); he may challenge his uncle to a duel for her hand

* If our new camera arrives tomorrow, we’ll take lots of pictures

* It will take me about 8 hours to forget I even work for a living; that’s how easily I slip into island time

4 Responses to “Maui Here We Come”

  • matimus
    January 4, 2006 at 12:29 am

    Man, I am so jealous. It’s so easy to forget that the rest of the world exists when you’re in Hawaii. I’ll be surprised if it even takes you 8 hours to forget work. The islands are intoxicating.

    It’s not too warm to knit a hat on the airplane. A lot can be accomplished in a 5-hour flight.


  • chilipantz
    January 4, 2006 at 11:30 am

    Mmmmm. Kauai… Every morning Frank would get up and make the husband coffee, douse mine with half-n-half, his with Carolyn’s Liqueur and we would stroll, coffee mugs and books in hand, outside to settle into lounge chairs where we would read and watch the sun rise before the warm morning rains sent us back inside before our pages got too wet. I hope you and Ian fall into such a relaxing, blissful rhythm immediately and throughout your vacation!


  • firecathie
    January 4, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    That’s great! I can’t wait to read all about your trip and see pictures. If you happen to have a flickr account you can take a peak at my Maui pictures fm September.


  • foseelovechild
    January 5, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    Have fun and travel safely! Did you ever find a suit?


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