Oh my goodness, we have been busy! We all took a break the other day and drove up to Long Beach to drop off one of our cars for shipping. We chose Matson. It's a pretty simple process but, does require some patience at the port. Think DMV office...lots of waiting.
Here's how it goes... you complete the online booking form and make payment. You then drop off your car to Long Beach. Matson will load the car onto a huge boat for a slow cruise to Hawaii. It will take 17 to 21 days for the car to actually reach Kauai. We're hoping that it's waiting for us when we arrive. The cost for us to ship the car to Kauai was $1073. Matson requires that the car be clean and completely empty of personal items. So, you can't pack your car full of your stuff. They even want your gas tank 3/4 empty.
The port was interesting, so many containers and trucks! After dropping off the car we had lunch at the pier and enjoyed a nice afternoon in Long Beach. We even got to see the Queen Mary ship. It was a fun day for all of us!