It's been a slow morning. Out late last night at the Hawaiian Islands Invitational Soccer Tournament, an event sponsored by my husband's company and therefore we were given free tickets which was awesome. I forgot how much I love soccer. I played soccer for years before arthritis took over my knees and wished I could have kept up with it. But alas, my soccer fun is limited to simply watching. But fun nonetheless.
So this morning we slept in a bit, cooked up some bacon and made some smoothies, and took a bit of time to begin nailing down our trip.
What trip you ask?
Well the "It's A Mystery" National Tour, that's what!
Actually, it will simply be a trip of pure personal enjoyment, but quite the trip at that.
The first week of April Mitch's company is sending him on (another) trip for work. This time it's to lovely Pascagoula, Mississippi. Exciting, huh? But what's more exciting? The fact that it's quite close to New Orleans, a place that I've always had a hankering to go to but never the opportunity.
What's happening in New Orleans at the time he'll be there? Jazz Fest.
So, with our third anniversary in mind (Though this will be over a month after the date), we decided for me to tag along and go a few days early to enjoy a new city and a new adventure in the Bayou State.
But since I'll be on the mainland, I thought I'd take advantage of the fact that I will be so much closer to loved ones I haven't seen in a long time. So right after spending a few days in the south, I'll head up to Indiana, where my girl Melissa lives now, and spend a few days with her.
I'm thrilled I get to see her!
After a couple days there, I'll start heading back to Hawaii, but make a stop in my beloved home state of Washington. Again, I am thrilled to be able to see some family and friends. It's been a while and I'm so used to seeing my family on such a regular basis that living this far away has been a bit tough. Plus I think it'll be good for me to get off island for a while. A change of scenery is always good.
It will be a lot of traveling. A lot of time spent on planes. I'm a little nervous to actually book the flights because I'm looking at the amount of time I'll be spending on some of these planes and it's not funny. But I plan to be as prepared as I can for this trip. Booking it enough in advance will help me with that.
So, to any of you who live in Louisiana, Indianapolis, or Washington, I'll be coming your way!
Oh and if any of you have any tips to share on how to travel a lot and keep your sanity, that would be much appreciated.