My husband had never been to a live NFL game so what better way to experience the action for the first time than the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Our friends were planning a group trip and the Pro Bowl just happened to be on his birthday. I explained to him that the trip just wasn't in our budget and, although he was bummed, he took it pretty well. Little did he know that I was planning the whole thing as a surprise! For Christmas I gave him a small ceramic box that was hand painted with a sunset and palm trees. I filled it with sand and underneath was our hotel confirmation and airline ticket reservation. The look on his face was priceless! This ended up being one of the most memorable vacations we have taken to date! Nothing like spending your birthday on the beach in Hawaii with 6 of your closest friends...and of course our traveling monkey Chunk! Not to mention "The Great Float" all the way from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to Duke's!