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Happy New Year! Hauʻoli makahiki hou!

IMG_20181231_174921_739.jpg We had a rocky start on our spontaneous trip to Hawaii. It all started the morning we were checking in for our flight. Since we were in a rush to mark ourselves present for the flight. Tony jogged back, after parking the Jeep. On that 1.5 mile run his kidney stones dislodged themselves and began to move. During the flight he noticed a dull pain and by the time we arrived on the Island, settled down in our hotel room he urinated blood. Soooo... yesterday he spent the day in the ER, had a CT scan where the doctors confirmed two big old kidney stones. Too big in fact, to pass them naturally. As soon as we return to California he needs to see a urologist and have the stones blasted. He received a bunch of meds to last him for a while, so he can stay somewhat comfortable while we are on vacation. 90_20181230_140058.jpg
We woke up around 7am, antsy to pick up our rental car. While Tony picked up the vehicle, I packed our backpacks and got everything ready to check out of the hotel.
By 10a.m. we made it to the other side of O'ahu and stopped at the registration office on Bellows. hoping for an available cabin. Anytime I called to make reservations since arriving on Friday, I have not been able to reach anyone. Showing up in person was our only hope. We got extremely lucky and were able to book a cabin until the end of the week. Even the receptionist said, that it is rare for them to have anything available. I just know in my heart that we were meant to be here this week. Somehow everything has worked out for us, even if we felt crappy at times. The beauty of this island takes away from feeling sick and overshadows the sinus aches and kidney stones. 741A1AC8F34207A8EC53C82F287C3C7A.jpg
We couldn't believe our luck! Excited we dropped off our backpacks in the cabin, bought groceries that should last us until Friday and finally walked the beach. 74184A46C65DF9A87FA71312229C610D.jpg 7418D9EB065FF68310FE3BACDED62E18.jpg 7419912BBFC46C5C6B07F7646E3B4D1D.jpg
We sat outside for the remainder of the night, wishing our families in Germany, on the East coast and Texas Happy New Year and finally crashed before it was time to ring in the New Year here in Hawaii. 7417C35CC3D6768FACB631A09C18F6DC.jpg

Posted by Meike Carter 03:31

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