2006 Hawaii (Oahu)
We did Oahu, Hawaii in July
We did a Helicopter Tour of the Island. Melissa’s first time, I hadn't been since I'd been airlifted out of the Sierra’s. Scenic. We flew over the dole plantation, and followed the path that Japanese took to bomb Pearl Harbor. A helicopter is a bit more queazy-inducing than an airplane. By the end, we were glad to be back on firm ground.
The adventure started trying to come home. Standby seating is tricky. We had one for me, and since Melissa was in uniform, she offered to “jump seat”. They said “Sure, go”. Once airborne they realized she doesn't fly for that airline (and wasn't supposed to jump-seat), since they also failed to add us to the manifest, it didn’t count. As far as the FAA is concerned, we swam back from Hawaii.