Driving to North Shore

3/18/13


Today has been a gray and gloomy day, and even with the heater on my fingers are still cold. In an effort to transport myself (mentally, anyway) to a warmer place, I thought about sunshine and beautiful beaches. And in doing so, I remembered that I never actually posted photos of our trip to Honolulu at the beginning of the year.

We spent one of our days on a road trip to North Shore. The drive from Waikiki was beautiful, and we enjoyed some huli huli from one of the many food trucks parked along the side of the road. We also got to see some brave surfers at Sunset Beach. The people-watching along the way was pretty good, too.

It was my first time on Oahu and even though it was late December/early January, the weather was nice and warm (and humid, much like Singapore). We had a great time hanging out, but I must say that my favorite island in Hawaii is Kona. How about you? If you've been to Hawaii, what's your favorite place/thing to do?

Airstream Dreams

3/17/13


Our annual trip to Las Vegas for one of Jeff's hockey tournament was a few weeks ago, but we did it a little differently this year. We stayed on the Strip like always, but instead of renting a hotel room, we stayed in an Airstream. 

The idea to rent an Airstream came about after deciding that we wanted to bring our dogs with us on this road trip. We thought about renting an Airstream and towing it, but that was a) way too expensive and b) not possible with our car. Then we thought about renting an RV when we arrived in Vegas. Somewhere during all that Googling, we discovered the Las Vegas KOA at Circus Circus, which has two Airstream Flying Clouds available to rent. 

After all that research on finding an alternative to a Vegas hotel room, we settled on renting an Airstream for the weekend. But it turns out the Airstreams don't allow pets, so the dogs ended up staying home anyways. Jeff and I absolutely loved not staying in a hotel though. 

The Airstream was better than a hotel because it had a mini kitchen in it. It was chilly at times in the desert, but the heater in our Airstream kept us warm. It also came with a barbecue grill, lawn chairs, and even a small lawn all to ourselves. All that was missing were the pink lawn flamingos. We had a barbecue one of the nights we were there, complete with bonfire. It was surprisingly quiet at night even though we were about a block away from the Strip. 

I hope we make renting an Airstream part of our annual Vegas hockey tournament weekend. Maybe someday though, the Airstream we stay in will be our own. 
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