Summer’s 1st Trip to Maui at 8 Weeks Old

So our youngest daughter Summer has had the unique opportunity to travel with me and Tim because of my work, and one of her first trips was to Maui at the very ripe age of 8 weeks old.

Now never in a million years would I have ever thought that I would be able to put my 8-week old baby on a plane with full confidence, but for this trip, I had to travel to do a presentation for a Mastermind community and there was no way I was leaving my 8-week old nursing infant at home without me.

And there was no way Tim was letting his postpartum wife hop on a plane to go to work with his newborn infant without him, so he took off and went along for the ride, and what a ride it was, and an amazing one at that!

The 9 Hour Flight

If you’ve never been to Hawaii, you’re in for a treat when you get there, but depending on where you’re headed from, you’re in for a LOOOOONNNNGGG travel time, lol.

At the time we were living in Katy, TX, so we flew out of Bush into LAX then into Hawaii and in total that took us about 9 hours.

I have to admit, I had, up until this trip, not flown with a child Summer’s age before and I was all kinds of nervous.

The anxiety from work when I travel is already enough, but to put flying while nursing an infant into the mix, was something that scared the daylights out of me. So much so I almost told them I couldn’t come.

But it turned out, Summer was a perfect baby, and all of my anxiety was in my head because our trip was amazing.

(If you need more info on how to fly with an infant that young, let me know in the comments, I’m more than happy to share)

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Us on Landing in Maui – Summer Just Finished Nursing During the Landing

Our Arrival

When we got to Maui it was around 5:30-6 I believe, just before the Sun would be setting.

Me and my smart self did some really poor research and assumed that the weather would be cool when we landed and I was wrong, wrong, wrong, lol!

When we arrived I want to say the weather was in the 80s and I had Summer dressed like it was going to be 50 degrees. The great news was I don’t go up the street without a change of clothes for little missy, and I quickly changed her into a set of clothes that were weather appropriate once we got on our shuttle.

Us about to Checkin to the Hotel
The ride on the shuttle from the airport to the hotel took about an hour. As we were riding we didn’t get to take in the beauty of where we were headed, but when I woke up the next morning I had a beautiful surprise. I want to say Maui is a 5 hour time difference,
so even though I had to work the next morning, I was up at like 3 am as if it were 8 o’clock in the morning. Of course, the sun wasn’t up, but I could hear wave crashing and I wasn’t sure where it was coming from so needless to say the excitement kept me awake.
The beauty in a place like Maui is something is breath taking. All beaches are not created equal and God placed a special treasure in the beaches in Maui. Kae
The View from Our Balcony

So I was able to catch a couple of more hours of rest, and by the time the alarm was going off for me to get up and start getting ready for the event, I messed up and looked out the window and the image above was what I saw.

Needless to say, I was almost late, I woke Tim and Summer up, got her fed and we headed to the beach, lol.

Work could not happen until I got a big picture view of what I was working with at the hotel.

This particular walk was a brief one, I couldn’t resist the need to go Live over on Instagram, lol, and Tim was quietly planning his day for him and Summer while I was busy at the event.

No worries though, we made it a point to get to the beach to enjoy it as soon as I was finished working.

While I was busy at work Tim and Summer were living their best lives, lol.

They got to see wayyyy more of the resort than I did because I was teaching classes, and working with entrepreneurs but what I did get to see has me planning our next trip.

Now that we’ve gotten settled in Corona has us thinking about some alternatives to public school, I’m thinking we might be able to make this trip a lot sooner than planned.

I know Hawaii is a grand place, and I know there are lots of islands, but if you ever get an opportunity to visit Maui, I say you go, no questions asked.

Tim and I are in the process of planning our next trip there, but this time we’re taking the entire family.

That’s right, The Whitaker 6 will be taking on a 9-hour flight and laying in the luxury of the Maui beaches really soon!

We’ll keep you posted on the process as we go.

Until then, enjoy the video we’ve prepared for you guys. We’d love to hear your plans for the big island of Hawaii!!!

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Kae Whitaker
kaewhitaker@kaewhitaker.com

Kae is the founder of Kae Whitaker Media Group, a boutique digital marketing firm located in Katy, TX.

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