Thursday, February 19, 2009

We're leaving on a jet plane......

My daughter, Robin, and I are leaving for Hawaii Sunday. I am so excited. We are going to go on a helicopter ride and see the volcano erupting and beautiful waterfalls. We are going on a ride throught the rainforest in a pinztrek. I hope we go whale watching and I know we are driving around the island next Monday. Wayne Brady is the entertainment one night, a luau , The Steve Miller band, and the elder President Bush and Barbara are speaking one morning. This will be a trip of a lifetime and I am thrilled to take Robin along and share these things with her.

If anyone would like a souvenir from Hawaii, with a little Fiskars goodies thrown in for good measure, leave a comment here about where your dream vacation would be. When I get back I will draw from the names and send out some happy mail!

58 comments:

Chelle said...

thats aweful nice of you to bring back souveniers. umm, my dream vacation is some place tropical: Hawaii, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cancun... someplace like that.

so, did you ever find your camera? theres still 2 days, i hope you find it if you havent yet.

fiskateer #4460

Heidi M said...

Oh WOW!!! A volcano souvenier would be wonderful! Thanks and have a wonderful time. I am sure you deserve it after having stocked up your store with all the new goodies.
Hugs, Heidi Fiskateer #525

Colleen said...

How exciting. My daughter is going to Hawaii in June with her band. Hope she gets to do some of the same things. I hope you share pictures when you come back.
My ideal vacation would be 3 weeks in Disneyworld,

Suzi said...

I have so much to say about your post! First, I'm leaving on a trip Sunday, too! I'm flying from CA to Denver, CO, to go to the hospital! That's good news and bad news; bad because Hawaii sounds like a lot more fun; good because I'm going to the number one respiratory hospital in the country for treatment. Hmm. . .Hawaii still sounds like more fun! IF. . .all goes well at the hospital, we are going to take a vacation. . .to London!! My favorite place in the world!
Have a great time in Hawaii, and I'll try to do the same in the hospital!
Hugs!
Suzi #5563

Joan Shanks said...

My dream vacation is some place that is tropical and that is nice and warm right now like Hawaii,or the Bahamas.

Joan Fiskateer #808.

Donna said...

Oh I hope you found your camera! Have lots and lots of fun!!!
My dream vacation would be some where warm and relaxing with room service!!

Fiskateer # 4454

Tona said...

Have a great time on your trip!
My dream vacation would be to go to Alaska and go hiking and fishing.

Brenda - "Wild About Scrappin" said...

You and Robin have a wonderful trip. I'm sure you'll have lots to scrap when you get back. My dream vacation would be somewhere in a log cabin in the mountains, beside a babbling brook. I would take all my scrapping stuff and enough food & drink to last a good while and I would just create to my heart's content in the solitude, with NO INTERRUPTIONS. But, I've never been to Hawaii, so that would be nice too.

Kelly Jo said...

Don't enter me, just wanted to wish you safe travels. I love Hawaii and look forward to going back one day.
Did you find your camera?

pattyb said...

Full honesty, you are going to my dream destination. I love Hawaii and I want to return. The only other place I would want to visit is Italy but if I had money to go to Italy then I would just end up in Hawaii... yeah I am a little strange.

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

Oh my!!! You know I want a treat!!! Hint~turtle~ly :=)
My ideal vacation is to go to England for world cup soccer game. I really want to see this country. So many awesome sights from movies I've seen over the years. What fun!!

HeatherQ said...

Sounds like a great trip! Your vacation sounds like my idea of a dream vacation. Really, I only have 4 states I haven't seen in the US, so a trip to Hawaii, Alaska, or the Carolinas would be great. A trip to Scottland would be fun, too!

marla said...

Maxine - You are such a sweetie. My dream vacation would be to go and visit Australia. I have never been to Hawaii but I told my husband he could take me there for our 25th anniversary

rayasunshine said...

Have fun in the sun!!!!
I would love to go to Africa. Love wild animals and monkeys :=)

JennK said...

Wow!! That sounds like an awesome trip you are taking!! Thank you for sharing with your fiskasister!! My dream vacation would be to Europe all over!! I have a good friend over in France right now and I am so envious...she is there for a whole 9 months. Have fun on your trip!

Twizzie said...

Have a great time Maxine! It sounds like your schedule is full. I'm really really wanting to go to Alaska these days!
Angela Fiskateer #3100

MaryNSC said...

wow How fantastic.. My sister has always wanted to go there..
I have already been where I wanted to go.. I got to go to Sea World. My favorite place to be is at Home with My Hubbie and kitties and goat. I am a HAPPY SCRAPPIN CAMPER..:O)

Jen said...

Thanks for the oppertunity maxine...hope that you have a safe trip! I would have to say that my dream vacation would be anywhere right now where there is no snow! Here is Wisconsin it snows ALL winter long, so i would like to see some green grass and some sunshine! :)

Jacquie Hart said...

My dream vacation would be either Alaska, Ireland, or Hawaii

nancy said...

You are going to have so much fun. My dream vacation is a Christmas cruise. I love Christmas and I think seeing all the places decorated would be fantastic. Thanks.

Jennifer E. #2932 said...

It's so nice of you to offer up goodies when you had to go to the expense of buying a new camera on top of it all!!

I think I would like to go to New Zealand and Australia for a vacation (even though I'm scared of the water!! lol).

Lesa said...

Bon Voyage, Maxine! Dig your toes into the sand, let the wind blow through hair and dance the hula with a cold, frosty umbrella drink in your hand!
I hope you see whales!
You are very sweet and I'm so sorry you lost your camera :(.

Lesa said...

OOPS!
Sorry, I forgot to leave my dream vacation. Thinking too much on whales, I guess.
I would like cruise the Med with an extended port of call in Monte Carlo during the Formula 1 races. Maybe I should start playing the lottery, LOL!

Niki_Ray said...

I sure hope you have a good time Maxine..I have to say I wish I would fit in your bags...My dream vacation would be Hawaii... I love the island just never been. My MIL went and had a blast. OH and look for that bus..$1.oo anywhere you wanna go on the island..hehe Take care and hold to that CAMERA!! XoXo NB

patty w said...

What a fun tim you are going to have!

I'd love to visit Hawaii, Alaska too. So many places I'd love to see!

Y'all have fun!
Hugs and safe travels!
Patty 2832

fromtheowlsnest said...

wow...you are going to have so much fun....and be able to spend time with your daughter has got to be really nice too. For all my life, there has been only one place I have wanted to go and that is Ireland. Something about how mysterious it is and the history. And those beautiful picures of the cliffs...how breathtaking.

# 4386 said...

My dream vacation would be heading to Australia and New Zealand. I have always been fascinated with Australia. And maybe I'll get to cuddle with a Koala (LOL)

JeanneLee said...

Sounds like an awesome trip, Maxine...don't get sunburned!
I would say first on my list is to see The Emerald Island! Ireland has always held a place in my heart(family heritage)...want to see sometime in my life! BUT, we have 4 kids to get through college first!
Safe travels!

Tami B. said...

It sounds like an amazing vacation. We went on a cruise in Hawaii and saw the lava flow into the ocean. A spectacular site that I'd waited for my whole life. I'd love to see the northern lights and the glaciers falling into Glacier Bay. I'd also love to ride a zip line through the rain forest. Have fun!

Katie said...

Wow....Hawaii sounds awesome! I'd love to see all the speakers/entertainers you mentioned. I met Barbara Bush once, she is a lovely lady. Have a wonderful time with your daughter! My dream vacation right now would be to go to Greece! :) Safe travels! I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

Sweepnut Denise said...

Oh, I am so excited for you Maxine because you are actually going on my dream vacation...Hawaii. I guess I will have to live vacariously through you because I don't forsee my dream coming true anytime soon...so take pictures ;-)

Have a wonderful time!

java diva said...

Maxine, your trip sounds awesome!! All the entertainment sounds great. You're going to have a great time.
My dream vacation would be a cruise anywhere. I would love to go on a cruise someday.
Oh, a cruise to Greece!!! That's where I'm dying to go. Mamma mia...

sandyh50 said...

My dream vacation is to go to Costa Rica and visit my brother in law and his family. I hear it is beautiful there. Have a great trip Maxine.

sandyh50
fiskateer #4165

doverdi said...

Sounds like an awesome trip. Enjoy yourself & takes tons of pictures. Hope you find your camera before Sunday.

My dream vacation would be going to South Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland. The sad thing is, health wise I probably couldn't do it.

Bronwyn Theresa Bell said...

Have a great time!!
Ive got a close friend who lives in Hawaii - oops i told her I would be coming over when I graduate University - I had planned to go on my OE to the UK and then stop by in Hawaii on the way back to NZ...but it will have to wait for now....

My dream vaction would be Europe - I love the rich history and culture of some of the places....(and of course the UK and Australia and USA) but Europe is the top one...

Whats the chances your camera will turn up when you get home in a silly place...I always find that when you go and buy a replacement the old one turns up!

B.
Fiskateer #4505

Donna said...

I would love to go to hawaii also....first class all the way

javawava said...

Oh how lucky you are. Enjoy this time with your daughter. My vacation would be traveling through Europe...seeing London, Paris, Ireland, Switzerland, you name it. In my fantasy, it would be a take as long as I want and 5 star hotels all the way. But since that will probably never happen, I just enjoy going to the beach with my son!

Linda said...

My dream vacation would be Madison, Wisconsin in the fall... Thanks for the chance, Maxine.

Connie said...

Hi Maxine,
My dream vacation would be to take DH to Alanta, Georgia. I have been once and loved all of the history in the town. Have a great time in Hawaii!! LOL
Connie #627

Andrea said...

Oh have a wonderful time and thanks for such a wonderful RAK!

Andrea said...

oops I forgot to say my dream trip is disney cruise or go to Greece with my girls :)

Went to Maui a few years back and it was awesome, but I didnt have my family with me so I missed them awful. Maybe I can go back with them someday.

weze said...

I hope your trip is wonderful Maxine........u deserve some good weather and relaxation after all your goofy weather lately.
Bring me back one of those hula girls for my dashboard LOL!
My dream trip would be a week at the spa! We just got home from sunny days in Texas to snow & temps in the teens YUK!

Barb said...

aaawww going to Hawaii...lucky you .. but my dream vac. would be Australia....thanks for the chance to win

Roseann said...

My dream vacation is Hawaii, and you pretty much described it on your blog-lol. Safe trip and really enjoy. And thanks so much for the goodies you sent me, they were great!!! Roseann #2933

Linda said...

hope u have an awesome and safe trip...my dream vacation right now would be flordia:P....hope u find ur camera:P:P

Pepper Potts said...

Dream vacation...Europe...I would love to travel all over Europe, but if I could only visit one place, it would be either Russia or the Isles (uh, yeah, that is getting a few places in one ;)) Have a great trip!!! Don't get too much sun, or have too much fun ;) - Carlee #2225

Taly said...

My dream vacation destination is Iceland. I have been there once and would like to come back again!

maryanneh said...

I would love to visit France! I have always wanted to see the Eifel Tower.. oh and a french pastry wouldnt hurt either! hope you have a great time!
Maryanne Hoekman
#5271

Karee Sue said...

My dream vacation would be to visit all of Europe, England, France, Italy, etc.
Hope you have a great time on your trip.

Julie O. said...

I do hope you have a wonderful time Maxine!!

My dream vacation is anywhere with sandy beaches, hot weather and tropical fish so my dh can scuba dive!

Pat Kahl said...

Hi Maxine.. What an absolute thrill, you have such wonderful things planned. Even Wayne Brady, is he not hysterical! The best will be that you are sharing your memories with your daughter, and GIRL, you better have that digital camera ready with a card with alot of memory because you need to mark those memories forever!!!! Do me a favor, you HAVE to snorkle... even if you are not a major swimmer or beach person, there is NOTHING like it. We brought frozen peas from the local corner stores and fed these amazing colorful fish that would greet us in almost ANKLE deep water! I have never done anything like that. I was born in Hawaii but moved away when I was 2. Have gone back once, and would so love to go again with my husband, as we are semi newleyweds, only 4 years, even tho we met when we were 16.. it's a long story.. I'll share it sometime!!! 8)
My favorite vacation, altho Hawaii was amazing, was a 14 day Mediterranean Cruise with my honey! Venice, Barcelona, Rome, Dubrovnick, Florence etc etc etc... It was more then I could ever imagine. Seeing those famous sights, the food, the history! My only hope is to get much more chances to explore this amazing Earth that we live in..
This was fun reminising. Sorry, I got a bit wordy.. Traveling is definitely one of my passions. Maybe now that I'm a newby with scrapbooking, my pix of these amazing places can be taken out of their boxes and cherished, as they should be! Blessings, to you, Pat#5751

Kati Lyon said...

I've alwaays wanted to go to New Zealand. A stop on the way in Hawaii would make a perfect trip.

Have a wonderful time, Maxine.

Jessica said...

Most of you know by now that I lost my best friend last year. I only mention it because she was instrumental in my getting my dream vacation. When her husband was stationed in Hawaii, she paid for airline tickets for my hubby and I to come for a visit! We had 10 days there and what a wonderful time we had. Now my dream...England, Ireland,and Scotland...for a month!!! Hope you guys are having a wonderful time!!!

Turtlelady~Sandy said...

Now I am dreaming about being with you!!!!! You are having so much fun!!!

Pinky said...

Girl you know how OBSESSED I am with Hawaii! Bring it to me!!!!!!!!!!
I am so jealous! I love all the islands! You must be in heaven!

Cindy Brooking said...

I would love to go to Australia!! have a really good time on your island vacation!

Mardi said...

Have a wonderful time Maxine! My dream vacation is any vacation that I go on, love to travel. I would love to visit Italy some day!

Sandie said...

Wow. Have an awesome time! My dream vacation? I'd like to go on a cruise in the Mediterranean.

I'm going to hawaii in November... so I'm loving your thoughts. Can't remember my fiskateer number. but I'll look on the scissors when I get home. :D Hope Hawaii is a blast.