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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vacation with Daddy and Chase

We had the pleasure of bringing Chase with us on vacation in Vancouver, Whistler and then finally Hawaii......such a wonderful experience.  Chase had the time of his life as did Mommy and Daddy, we were all very tired with the time change but for Chase being a 5 year old, he was awesome!!!!  I know I was tired so I an only imagine how he felt, but he sure did make the entire trip enjoyable for us!  One special moment stands out in Vancouver, taking him to the big aquarium......I have NEVER seen him that excited before in my life!  It was worth the entire trip just seeing the excitement in his eyes, I am so happy he shares the love of animals that his Daddy and I do.

Chase at the Aquarium in Vancouver March 2011
We then continued on to Whistler, the drive there was simply breathtaking....words cannot do it justice.....Mother Nature sure is talented!!!  Chase's favourite part of Whistler was swimming inside and out.....
During the drive to Whistler
Swimming in Whistler in the outdoors
Chase at the Beach in Hawaii
Next we were on to Hawaii, with much delay but we did finally get there and Chase was a trooper through all the delays, line ups and missed flights!!!  He really was born to travel!    One special moment stands out from Hawaii, we had the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbour and tour the Arizona.  During the tour Chase became very tired and cranky, so I took him down to a sitting area so that Matt could finish the tour and so that Chase would not disrupt the other people.  During our "quiet" time Chase was ready to have a meltdown, so over tired!  He wanted me to buy him a treat, however coming on the tour you were not permitted to bring any bag or purse.  So I had no wallet on me, and Matt up on the ship on tour, Chase was not going to get a treat at that moment.  There happen to be a older gentlemen sitting along the side on his break, he happen to be one of the tour guides from the ship.  He was on his well deserved break, having a coke and a snack.  He had a package of Fruit Mento's he saw Chase loosing it, he offered up his full package of mento's to bring a smile to his face.  How so very sweet the people are in Hawaii.  This man had grandchildren of his own and knew the limits of a child and thought he would help out!  Something I will always remember.  He taught us that doing a little something for someone can mean the world to another.  Once Matt returned I tried to repay this man for his mento's but he simply said.."No, it was my pleasure to spend this time with you and Chase".  Probably one of the most favorite part of our Hawaii trip.  Many other moments to mention, such as the Beach Boys playing on our beach, or laying and playing on the amazing Lagoon Beach with Chase, or swimming in the lava created pools at the hotel.   Many many more moments were experienced but too many to type out!!!    Thank you Matt and Chase for making this trip soooo wonderful!!!!

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