Its not easy to go from Paradise to real life, so I've eased into it with playtime with the kiddos and finishing my travel journal. Yes, I know, I should be back to work, but it's taking me some time to get into gear. Maybe next week I'll have some new goods for the Boutique. I really do need to beef up my pay pal account, we went broke in Hawaii.
Literally, out of money!
We had no idea that there would be so many cash only places. Plus tips were cash only for classes and couldn't be added to the credit card when the class was paid for. And the surfing instructor wouldn't even take a card for the class itself.
Before the trip, we'd just gotten new debit cards and changed our password, and then promptly forgot it. And we never do cash advances on our credit card, so didn't have that pin number handy either. We arrived on Thursday and realized by Saturday that we were low on cash.
Then we also realized it was a three day weekend and we couldn't get ahold of the bank. Luckily, we had my pay pal business account, but unluckily, I'd transferred cash from it to our checking account for the trip and had only a couple hundred left in it!
In Hawaii, that isn't much more than an afternoon's spending.
We came up with a plan where my husband could go to my online store and buy a bunch of tutorials from me to refill the account if needed, or we could wait till Tuesday to get hold of the bank after President's Day.
But by Tuesday, we were pretty much done with lesson type activities and souvenir shopping. We were were ready to roll on the Road to Hana and visit the volcano the next day, so we had a couple of days where we did okay without much cash on had.
If we ever go back to Hawaii, I will know to pack one suitcase full of money and one full of light sweaters and wind breakers. (this single white sweater that I brought was kind of grimy by the end of the week, and I had to buy a hoodie. Somewhere that took credit cards)
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