Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photo Challenge: Day 20

"A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel."

This is Hawaii.

Actually, this is a picture I took while in Hawaii.

I want to go to Hawaii (again) because I'm convinced I did it wrong the last time. After a week in what was supposed to be paradise, I stepped back on a plane to freezing Michigan and swore never to go back to those stupid islands.

Let me explain. Jere and I, while we were dating, spent a week on Oahu. Jere had been there before, I obviously had not. I know we saw beautiful things. We had wonderful moments: a sunset cruise, a luau, a day at a nearly private beach. But if you ask me what I remember most about Hawaii, I'll tell you it was the traffic.

I have lived in Washington DC and Tampa. I have seen traffic piled up for hours on end on a consistent basis. But we spent probably 15% of our time in Hawaii stuck in traffic. So other than the few nice moments we had on our vacation, I still fail to see what all the fuss is about.

Jere, on the other hand, still names it as his favorite place to go. And I am determined to go back and see what he sees. Maybe try a different island. Or even a different hotel. Because as of now, I just don't get it.


Amanda said...

HAHAHAHA I live in that traffic everyday! You didn't imagine it, nor was it "tourist season" That is an everyday thing in Oahu. I don't know about the other islands but the traffic is horrible here. If you decide to go again though...I can tell you the times to pretty much stay off the roads!

Kristin said...

Amanda, I think we're going to do a cruise next time and just stay the heck off the roads altogether!