Day 9 – back on board
So there’s been a gap in my blogging. Sam started to really miss home, familiar foods, his computer and routine and basically had a three day meltdown. There were occasions when he could come up for air, but suffice to say, the last few days have been quite a struggle for all of us. A 7 night holiday may have been OK for him, but the 10 days we booked were just far too long for him. I think that any future holidays with Sam will have to be brief and in Australia.
Today started out in a more positive way. He was talking about how he’d miss his friends from the support unit at school and I suggested we host a Halloween party and invite them. He picked up the idea and ran with it. For the rest of the day he has been mostly positive. I have no idea if this party will happen, but he’s certainly enjoying planning it.
I won’t be doing a travel blog about the past few days because it’s all been far too fraught. Instead, I will just post some photos taken during the good patches.
A couple of shots taken on our moonlight catamaran cruise
daytime view of the city and mountains from our hotel
A local bird. I took this shot for Alice the bird lady
A couple of shots taken in Waikiki Zoo.
View from Waikiki beach. I can’t get over how blue the waters are – and the incredible view
Alice and I had so much fun in our obligatory Hawaii bird photos!
Alice in new bikini at dusk