Immediately after the plane landed, the 8-year-old turned to her mother and couldn’t stop smiling. Her grin stretched from ear to ear and her eyes were open just as wide. It wasn’t her first visit to the island, but this will be the first one she will recall. The two prior visits she was too young to remember.
As adult passengers impatiently waited for the cabin to unload, she still was smiling.
There’s something about this place that can do that to a person. Welcome to Hawaii, little girl. It was fun sharing an arm rest with you for five-and-a-half hours.