El journey and arrival.
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We left at about 10 in the morning. I was so excited because I was going on a plane and I haven't been on a plane since 2000. Soo, I was ecstatic the entire time! Rea, my sister, kept telling me to shut the hell up but I couldn't. I love the feeling of airports for some reason. Makes me wanna flyyy. I love the feeling of going somewhere far. I was surprised when they had us take of our shoes and sweaters, though, to go through the metal detector. Very very unsanitary when barefoot.
The plane ride was neat. I got this rush when the plane took off. Me and Rea had both our hands in the air. It kinda felt like we were at Six Flags Magic Mountain on a roller coaster. Well without the magic of course.
The food was okay. Turkey sandwich. I love sandwiches.
Everybody on the plane was about dead. I saw no hint of excitement in anyone!
The weather was fantastic when we got out of the plane. I thought it would be humid like the Philippines where you get off the plane and are immediately drenched in sweat, but it wasn't like that at all! It was nice and warm like a good day in Southern California. Taking a shuttle to Waikiki, I remember being a tad bit disappointed.
Fifteen minutes later we arrived at the Sheraton Waikiki. We immediately got "lei'd." Aha. I could smell the high prices for everything already. I bought a 1-liter water bottle for $3.75. Waste of money but I was thirrrsty. I hate it when business's (es?) take advantage of tourists, but I do understand that tourism is Hawaii's number one source of income. On an average day in Hawaii, there are approximately 180,000 tourists, I remember reading. Our room had a beach front view which was spectacular and all. Right on the beach too so we had easy access for swimming.
I was amazed at the amount of Japanese tourists there. About every single sign was English and Japanese.
We didn't do much the first day there. We were way tired. I mean, I fell asleep at dinner. This day consisted of sleepiness, sitting, eating, looking, etc. Funnnnn