Back in February, I published our commitment to The 2018 Return To Maui For Christmas Challenge (we spent the 2017 holidays on the island; hence, the “return” portion of the Challenge).
Now, one could hardly blame those readers who suspected that this alternative to more conventional Challenges (such as The Ice Bucket Challenge, The Banana Sprite Challenge, The Cinnamon Challenge, The Tide Pod Challenge, etc.) was no more thah literary bluster or a convenient rationale for a post, but tomorrow The Duchess and I will boldly stride aboard an American Airlines flight to The Valley Isle (via connecting flight in Dallas). and unflinchingly face the entry trial of “champagne, orange juice, or champagne and orange juice?” After enduring a cross-country and semi-transpacific trip with only a batch of movies, TV shows, books, and a couple of meals to sustain us, we will ensconce ourselves in a condo on Kaanapali Beach to await Santa’s arrival by outrigger.
Maui Christmas to all.