What a great weekend I had! My daughter’s birthday was earlier in the month and she asked that we stay in a hotel for the weekend where we could go swimming all day and night and eat some good food. Of course I wanted to give this to her but we were so busy on the weekends with sports and other commitments that the only weekend we had open was this past weekend. We decided not to tell the kids and make it a nice surprise for the all of them. So last week Monday I made the reservations at the Outrigger Reef on the beach. I reserved a 1 bedroom suite so that we’d all be comfortable. On Thursday night after the kids went to sleep I packed up everything we’d need for the weekend. On Friday after work I picked up the kids from school and told them that I’d forgotten something at work and needed to go back and get it. As I pulled into the hotel they were confused saying “this isn’t where you work”. The valet attendant opened up and asked “checking in?” and I said “yup” and the kids freaked out. When he asked when I’d be checking out I replied “Monday” and they were so excited!
The first thing the kids wanted to do was go swimming in the pool. They didn’t even wanna wait for their dad to get there, so that was the first “fun” of the weekend. When Kahele finally got there the kids wanted to relax for a couple of hours before we headed down to the beach to watch the fireworks.