Saturday, September 3, 2011
Words cannot express how excited I am at this moment…but I’ll try.
By this point, you may have a suspicion that I have a thing for Disney. It just so happens, that I am particularly fond of Hawaii too. I think both places are about as close to heaven as you can get on this earth! Which may be why I am so partial to Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Honest-to-goodness I can’t make a trip to Disney World and NOT step foot into the Great Ceremonial House. That would be sacrilege. Shameful. I do not know what would happen to me if I didn’t and, quite frankly, the risk is too great so why try?
I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to find when I visit Aulani. I have never stayed in a Disney resort before that wasn’t attached to a park, so this is very new for me. Will I love it just as much if there is no castle on the horizon?
I find my usual planning-crazed self a bit out of sorts. So, I have an urgent question:
“What does one pack?”
Now, I pack way ahead of time, and it’s a good thing too! I swear I started with my usual hot pink and black suitcase, which is small enough to fit one bathing suit, a fabulous pair of high heels, a slimming dress, a few cute outfits, un-mentionables…and a Bible. The essentials! It also fits nicely in the overhead compartment. WELL- that wasn’t enough! I needed MORE! So I upgraded to a slightly bigger suitcase, periwinkle and still cute but not HOT PINK. I like making a statement with my luggage. After much deliberation I decided that this still would not do. If I didn’t know what I was getting myself into than I needed options. The great big, huge and practical hunter green rolling bag would have to do. I added a purple ribbon. I know you were worried I wouldn’t be able to make a statement.
So as I was putting in all my various choices and three pairs of shoes and full size toiletries, I was taken aback to my first vacations with my husband. There I was with my tiny little suitcase, full of basics that I could mix and match and him with his two outfits per day and shoes to choose from. Oh how I’d laugh and call him a woman. I guess the tables have turned a bit. Maybe the whole time his over packing was because he just didn’t know what he was getting himself into on vacation with me!