As some of you know Frankie is taking his first trip to Hawaii next month. It's a big family trip with Maw Maw G and Maw Maw & Paw Paw B (we're going to miss Aunt Kristin). Anyone have any travel horror stories or advice to share with us before the big trip? We're excited and terrified at the same time.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what island(s)?

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Maw Maw B said...

KAUAI...the island of flowers. It's very quiet and peaceful, with lots of waterfalls and trails to hike. We have our very own beach with a little stream that feeds fresh water into the ocean for Frankie to play in. Surely five adults can entertain a nearly two-year old Frankie for 12 hours in a plane! It will be worth the effort, whatever it takes!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Aunt "B" said...

Wow! I am so jealous! Jovi has been traveling since she was 9 months old by plane and NEVER was a problem. Make sure you take something he can suck on while taking off and landing, to help his ears. Not that you didn't know that already, I am sure. Although...Jovi did experience diffuse diarrhea once in the Denver airport during a layover and I wore it on my khacki's the remainder of the trip- it was not very pretty! By the way, I FINALLY posted some new pics on my blog! Good luck on the trip. -B

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From my _ Big Island Handbook_ :

kane - man (boyfriend, husband) or men's room
wahine - female, girl (wife) or women's room
lua - toilet
kapu - forbidden, do not touch

mahalo - thank you

ono - delicious, the best (ono ono - extra delicious)
mauna - mountain
moana- the ocean
wai - fresh drinking water

haole - white person (can be *just* white person, or can be used with the "f" word depending on situation) ;) (dh and i were in the hilo airport when some locals were talking about haole (pl) (not us) and we tried to covertly look at each other and smile. the woman speaking seemed embarrassed that we knew the word).


6:19 AM  
Blogger stuckupgirl said...

Here's what my friend suggested (who recently traveled to Hawaii with her 15-month old):

(1) Get sand toys like a shovel, bucket, dumptruck, etc. Her son was enthralled with these items and content to play in the sand.

(2) He will probably try to eat sand, but small amounts aren't so bad as they just "come out in his poop."

(3) Get a sun hat for him with a chin strap because the winds will blow it off.

(4) Get an umbrella for shade and make sure he gets lots of water (obviously).

12:52 PM  
Blogger Silver Zephyr said...

ah! the chinstrap is an excellent suggestion. I'll have to sew one in...

12:35 PM  
Anonymous wiggum said...

Stop saying Hawaii in there

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Frankie loves ball so much....a regular "blow up" beach ball....it will pack flat, give him hours of fun, and they are cheap enough you can leave behind if you do not feel like bringing home. Enjoy your trip and I can't wait to see the pictures your Mom takes! :)

Holli from St. Louis

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Maw Maw Judy said...

I say we hit Wal Mart first thing and buy another basketball and goal. This child cannot go two weeks without a game of basketball!
Just wish we could figure out a way to put a goal up in the plane.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Silver Zephyr said...

holli-i have three such balls ready to go (:
mawmaw-we're going to need to find a NEW New Ball Store!

10:57 AM  

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