Thursday, March 13, 2008

I need a vacation...

from trying to book a vacation.  Oh, right.  I AM going on vacation.

<cue William Shatner and the Priceline negotiator song>

Do you know how hard it is to book a flight/car/hotel for 3 nights for 4 people and within a budget?  During the high season (albeit the end of high season).  In Hawaii.

I think I found something.  Thank goodness for our AAA membership.  It may finally come in handy.

BTW, I never found out how to ask for my own rate.  Misleading commercials.

However, I found the most outstanding price on an excellent Hilton hotel on the big island - but the flights were unknown.  You didn't get flight times until AFTER you booked it.  I guess the risk is part of the good deal.  I didn't care what kind of room we got, anything would have been good there.  Even a closet.

I just printed off my finds and will leave it for Gary to look at.  But it looks like we will be staying at the Sheraton - mostly based on recommendation from my friend.  It involves an awesome pool with a huge slide and manta rays (not in the pool).

I'm leaving it for him to look at because it's 11pm, late for me, and it's a tad bit over budget. 

Ahem.  Our trip will be next week.  Thursday thru Sunday.  Yes.  Last minute.  We wanted Maui, but forgettaboutit.  All booked unless I was willing to sleep with bedbugs.

We just need to get away.  I desperately needed it over Christmas break, but Gary didn't give the nod until the week before.  And I thought THIS was a bad time to book last minute!  It didn't happen.  So we are overdue.  It's been a long time since we've taken a vacation that wasn't to visit relatives.  I can't remember how long - Christmas before last?  And then never before that (with kids).


lanurseprn said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! Take lots of photos to share!

chevyz71gurl74 said...

My husband and I have talked about going to Hawaii on our 20 or 25th wedding anniversary....I can't wait to hear all about it...

Have a wonderful trip!
Take lots of pics =)