What a remarkable end to an unbelievable season for the University of Hawaii Warriors football team! Congratulations to June Jones and the rest of the guys on their undefeated (12-0) season, WAC championship, and BCS bowl game appearance. We’re going to the 2008 Allstate Sugar Bowl baby and I mean literally…we’re going!
Me, my mom and sister, and buddies Regan and Lorne are heading to New Orleans to cheer on the Warriors as they do battle against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 1 at the Louisiana Superdome. But getting there isn’t going to be that easy.
Let me just put it this way. It’s going to require two stops from Honolulu to Houston and a six hour drive from Houston to New Orleans. That’s right…we’re flying to Houston and driving the rest of the way…but there’s a good reason why…keep reading. Throw in three nights accommodations in the city and some game tickets and we’re getting there for about $1,300 per person. Sound like a lot? You’re wrong! Most people are paying upwards of $3,000/person to get to New Orleans on charter packages. But not us. The Chinese in me kicked in and got us a great deal. Sure it’s going to take some time to get there, but if there’s a will, there’s a way…and I found a way to do it on a budget without sacrificing any of the experience. YESSSSSS!
The Louisiana Superdome at night. (Photo courtesy of Superdome.com)
I must confess that I have a new found love and respect for Expedia.com, for without it none of this would have been possible. We all spent hours online checking rates, double checking and triple checking until we finally found something that met everyone’s budget. And we found it on Expedia.com by some stroke of luck.
To those who are flying down from Hawaii to cheer on the Warriors in New Orleans, we’ll see you there! And don’t forget to bring your white UH football shirt. A black and red one would be bad.