Bryce and I are now back in Honolulu after a 10 day vacation to Pennsylvania. It was a long and jam-packed trip filled with parties, family, friends, and tons of great food! Although, the beginning of our trip wasn't so great, food wise.
My cousin Darren picked up Bryce and I and we stopped at Wendy's for a quick dinner. There are just a few Wendy's on Oahu and one is very close to the airport. Typically I steer clear of fast food, but I was on vacation and who doesn't love a good Frosty with french fries from time to time! The sweet and salty combo was as delicious as always and both guys enjoyed their baconator/son of a baconator sandwiches.
Shortly after Wendy's we arrived and got situated at the Honolulu airport.
The next few delightful hours consisted of boarding the plane, then being confined to said plane on the runway for far too long while the airline was "troubleshooting an issue with the hydraulic pump." We were finally asked to disembark and given a whopping $12 for the food vendor of our choice for a consolation meal. As soon as we made some progress in the line for food they wanted us back on the plane, of course! My choice of an Italian calzone left something to be desired. We finally left Honolulu 3 hours after planned.
Many hours and several half-hearted naps later... it was finally time to force ourselves to wake up and forge on through the premature Saturday morning. We finished out the second of our two greuling plane rides with bride and groom quiz books and airplane coffee!
Lunch the day we landed was at a sports bar with my parents and My Sandy. We talked up a storm and watched the Penn State game, barely paying attention to the grub. I'm on a soft pretzel kick and wasn't too hungry, so the doughy appetizer was all I'd eat. That same night my cousin Amy and her 2 boys, Spencer (8) and Cooper (6), came to my parent's house for dinner and fun! We enjoyed Christmas movies, dance parties, silly games, and tri tip for dinner. Both of these meals were in-the-moment and made for enjoying the company of family and friends, not to mention we'd been traveling for hours and didn't look our best! No photos were taken and that's perfectly OK.
Finally we slept for a good chunk of time laying flat on a bed! It's amazing how easily that's taken for granted. When we woke up on Sunday, I cooked the morning meal for us all: breakfast sandwiches made on Fresh Italian bread, with bacon, cheddar, lettuce, and egg!
Good Italian bread is hard to come by in Hawaii and this sandwich really hit the spot.
Up next from this trip:
- Bridal shower - cake quizzes, sandwiches, and cupcakes
- Engagement party - cookie table
- Thanksgiving - green bean casserole
- Penn State - grilled stickes, Canyon Pizza, and tailgate food