I WILL BE IN HAWAII FOR MY 50TH BIRTHDAY!!!
When I got together with Storm, I told him all my hopes and dreams, and “Hawaii for my 50th” was at the top of the list. He started a Hawaii fund for me awhile back, so he's the reason I'm going. My birthday is on Dec. 16th and I'll be there for a week from Dec. 12th -19th. Storm has a new job, so he will be staying home with the dogs this time. I'll scope things out, and then hopefully we can return together someday...or maybe visit one of the other islands like Kaui.
There will be no island-hopping on this trip. I will fly into Kona on the Big Island and steer clear of the Hilo side, (which is being slowly devoured by lava!) I will be roughing it quite a bit while I'm there, in that I don't intend to stay in a hotel. I will have a rental car, and Storm is loaning me his tent. It's been awhile since I have embarked on such an adventure. I am excited and a little scared. This has been at the tip top ever since I made my first bucket list! That I will be turning 50 there is also very significant, because then I can say: “I've been to 50 states in 50 years!”
In the Red Balloon to the Moon class that I taught awhile back, I said that my dream was to go to Hawaii in celebration of my book being published. Ok, that would be a miracle. But at 1000 words per day, I hope to finish my first draft before I leave!