|Whale photo by my friend, Ginni Candelaria. The whale watching on this trip was A-MAZ-ING!|
Okay, that said, back to the trip. I decided to take Dawson this time because he is the only member of our family who has never been to Hawaii. He can't say that any more!
Day #1 (Saturday, March 3): Dawson and I boarded a plane at the Salt Lake City airport and flew straight to Honolulu. We quickly gathered our luggage and boarded a bus to the cruise ship. We were some of the last to board the ship. We got on just in time for the mandatory muster drill and to hear them make the last boarding call. Whew! We were exhausted (What is is about traveling that does that to you? It's not like there is any great physical exertion, but traveling always makes me sleepy.). We went to dinner and the opening welcome reception given by Close To My Heart, went to the early show and headed to bed.